Watergate – No Scandal!

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

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