Background

Water is the most basic natural resource to supports life and was always available in the public space in the form of springs, wells, water fountains etc. Over the last couple of decades this basic resource has been aggressively commercialised and the world moved to consume water in plastic bottles with severe environmental consequences.

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The Challenge

Provide accessible, trusted clean and refreshing water on demand in urban and varied public spaces.

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The Solution

I2D supported Woosh Water in the development of an advanced water station for the public space which supplies cold purified water for the ‘On-The-Go’ user.

The station uses state of the art purification technology which provides the highest purifying level (3000 times more than chlorine) while preserving all the necessary minerals in the water. In addition the station has an option to clean and disinfect bottles before refilling.

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The Design

The design strives for a clear recognizable urban sign which was achieved with the simple framed rounded window. This feature provides a see through opening to limit visual obstruction in the public space but also enhances the clean look. All details are designed to be intuitive, vandal resistant and accessible for the general public and used by children, elderly and the physically challenged. The design was based on “Life Cycle Analysis” principles such as  positioning the water chamber underground to provide maximum energy saving

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