In the context of Leeuwarden-Friesland European Capital of Culture in 2018 curator Anna Tilroe developed the idea for all 11 cities in Friesland to have a permanent fountain designed by 11 international artists.
For Dokkum artist Birthe Leemeijer designed an ice fountain inspired by the ice-beards and white breath clouds of skating heroes. HOSPER incorporated the ice fountain in a new overall plan for this important historical place in which the former abbey church is an important element.
During the participation meetings with the Mienskip and in several phases, a design was made for the square. This required a number of models that depicted the possible design scenarios. The project is currently being brought towards construction.