turns water into magic

embraces interactive technology

brings a playful experience

Introduction

Playing with water is timeless and fascinating, even more so when the water has been given an almost supernatural character. Imagine a fountain enriched with interactive technology; it becomes a wonderful water world in which anything is possible. The water invites you to play, explore, discover, collaborate, compete, move and enjoy. It engages and captivates you. And at night, the water shines an ever-changing magical light over the city. The fountain of the future is alive. It brings a spark to your day and illuminates your night.
 

Concept


WATER


 
Water is refreshing and fun. It invites you to play, or makes you jump away. These qualities are enhanced to create a physically rich space. Your timeless fascination with water is magnified, creating a feeling of wonder and excitement.

INTERACTION


 
You are not a passive spectator. Instead, you actively influence the behaviour of the water. Everyday environments are enriched with technology, inviting you to engage with the water and each other.

PLAY


 
Playfulness, childlike wonder, and carefree fun bring a spark to your day. Engaging in meaningful interactions that captivate you, help you to celebrate and enjoy the little moments in life.

Impressions

Experience

“All those beautiful bright beams of water seem almost like crystal surrounding you. It is as if you enter some kind of wonderland.”

“You forget everything around you.”

“It doesn’t matter what age you are. For a moment you are a kid again”

“I felt like the king of the water.”

Playgrounds


TUNNEL

 
This interactive water tunnel follows your every move and gives you an experience you’ll never forget. Integrated sensors measure your location: with a simple step the tunnel miraculously opens its way for you. The glistering water beams are illuminated in all the colours of the rainbow, adding to the magical character of the tunnel. Crystal water arches gently wave over your head while it responds to your movement. For a moment you are fully emerged in this surprising combination of design, art and technology.


SQUARE

 
Water is fun. It is even irresistible when you become more than just a spectator. In this water playground your movement influences the water behaviour. When you step on one of the interactive tiles, a sudden water beam spurts from the ground. For each tile, different water beams emerge. While the splashing water refreshes you on a warm summer day, it also stimulates you to explore, collaborate and move. But watch out! If you hold still for too long, somebody might splash you.

Team

Mariëlle Coppes is the beating heart and creative brain behind Fountain Playground. She carefully selected a team of experts to join her on her water adventure. Together they turn what was once a dream into a magical interactive fountain.

Mariëlle

As a Master of Science in Industrial Design, Mariëlle explores new technologies and applies them in designs that evoke playfulness and wonder. Growing up on different continents, she developed a strong curiosity for the world around her. Fountain Playground was born from the question of how to break the everyday routine with a playful design for the public space. Her unique fountain design was showcased at TEDxBrainport. Mariëlle finds joy in her vivid daydreams, passion for life, in good coffee and inspiring others with her creative spark.

Visuals

With over fifteen years of experience, A2STUDIO delivers stunning and distinctive renderings to designers, developers and governments. Together with their clients they create compelling visual stories. A2STUDIO developed the 3D animation and supporting visual materials for Fountain Playground.

Implementation

Fonteintechniek Gruppen is specialised in the design, realisation and maintenance of fountain installations. By collaborating with architects, artists and clients they have transformed many ideas into a reality. Fonteintechniek Gruppen supplied the materials and technical support for the development of an interactive fountain prototype. Their hands-on know-how makes them able to tackle any fountain challenge, including the implementation of Fountain Playground.

Technology

Inventeers is an engineering company that develops innovative systems using software and hardware. In order to be leading in the revolution of technology, Inventeers connects technology, products and business insight with each other. In that way they add to the development of products that fit into our modern digital age. Inventeers takes on the challenge of developing the advanced sensory hardware and software of Fountain Playground.

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Contact

  • Based in: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Phone: (+31)640222767

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