On second thought, who’d love to get sprayed by malfunction? On the other hand again, getting hit by a malfunctioning water gate will always be less painful than a turnstile-gone-wild. What we’ve got here is a genuine gate made of water. Jets of water blocking unwelcome parties, access granted by entry card. Fabulously wet!
The idea for this project and design came after a long day at the fairground, where turnstile after turnstile brought on the wish for an updated solution to low-security gatekeeping.
Water is only a psychological barrier. Fleeing, panicking persons can escape through the gate without being hindered by any rigid media.
In addition, such a gate is accessible by any number of people, including those in wheelchairs, those on bicycles, and those who’ve got animal pals (I’m talkin about seeing-eye-dogs and so forth).
I get wet!
Designer: Michael Tatschl, Sascha Mikel, and Martin Schnabl