We Can Dance
City walls as dance floors
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
Rosemount, Minnesota, United States
Farragut, Tennessee, United States
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.
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.
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.