Water has the power to create vibrant public spaces by providing an oasis of refreshment, contemplation, socialization and play.
A collaborative water playground for kids of all ages
Inspired by a flowing stream, Water Journeys is a set of four public game modules that connect to create a giant chain reaction of play. The water runs through channels and pools in which kids and adults can interact with a range of props to modify the flow. Since the game is embedded in the ground and plays with the flow of water (rather than sprays), everyone can enjoy the installation without getting fully wet.
A modular design that adapts to any urban landscape
Water Journey is an all-in-one kit that can be installed anywhere. We used GFRC – glass fiber reinforced concrete, a lightweight material used for architectural panels, to produce the triangular slabs that compose each module. These modules canbe connected together to create multiple layout configurations and to fit the needs and constraints of a given site. Thanks to GFRC, these slabs are light, structurally strong, and can be shipped worldwide at a reasonable cost.
Turning public space into play space
Water Journey has the ability to create connections between people, as the action of one participant impacts that of another further down the stream. The interaction is enhanced by the collaboration between users and encourages socialization – thus creating a shared collective experience for everyone.
Good Design Award - category children products - 2015
Grands Prix du Design - category urban furniture - 2014
Project lead and industrial design : Dikini
Interaction design : Daily Tous les Jours
Prototyping : Dix2
Photos : Vortex, Dikini