Water Journey

Urban oasis

Water has the power to create vibrant public spaces by providing an oasis of refreshment, contemplation, socialization and play. Inspired by a flowing stream, Water Journey is a set of four game modules that connect to create a giant chain reaction of play.

This product line focuses on a multigenerational audience and low water consumption. It was created for Vortex, a worldwide high-end manufacturer of aquatic play solutions, in collaboration with Studio Dikini.

Permanent Installation — 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark
Rosemount, Minnesota, United States
Farragut, Tennessee, United States

Bring this project to your city

Reinventing the Traditional Splash Pad

Water journey is a zero-depth aquatic playground, with a focus on optimizing the use of water as it flows from one game to the other – in fact, Water Journey is the client’s most water efficient product to date. Water runs through channels and pools in which kids and adults can interact with a range of props to modify the flow: gates, strainers, watermills, drawbridges, pumps and jets.

Open-ended play

Water Journey offers an interactive experience based on cause and effect principles through the manipulation and coordination of the game’s features. The variety of open-ended play options makes it fun for a wide range of users, including adults ; some games are more active while others are rather contemplative. Since the game is embedded in the ground and plays with the flow of water, everyone can enjoy the installation without getting fully wet.

An all-in-one kit, everywhere

Water Journey is an all-in-one kit that can be installed anywhere and be adapted to any urban landscape. These modules can be connected together to create multiple layout configurations and to fit the needs and constraints of a given site.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Good Design Award — Category Children Products, 2015
  • Grands Prix du Design —Category Urban Furniture, 2014

Credits

    • A commission by Vortex Aquatic Structures International
    • A Project by Daily tous les jours
  • Creative Direction
    • Mouna Andraos
    • Melissa Mongiat
    • Kelsey Snook
  • Concept and Design
    • Amélie Bilodeau
    • Eva Schindling
    • Michael Baker
    • Pierre Thirion
  • Industrial Design
    • Dikini
  • Gestion de projet
    • Dikini
  • Additional Design
    • Jean-Baptiste Bouillant
    • Yasaman Sheri
  • Prototyping
    • Dix2

Our newsletter is send two to three times a year. Or maybe four? One can never know.