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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55 Comments

  • Carl says:

    if the water is not sanitised i might walk through it get it on my hands and become ill from it. This will be a kid magnet too

    it might work in a restaurant where you dont want to get wet otherwise hey im coming in wet or not..!

  • Maffiou says:

    Another issue I can see is power consumption… You need to power your pump all the time the door is shut (that means most of the time…)

  • Jay-Z says:

    weak. make it laser.

  • Alan says:

    Bah…. well, its good for hig end places and to impress people, setting the security barrier to be something more aesthetic… Other then that, this design only win in higher maintanance cost and installation…. And im totally agreed with the kids problem.

    What, are you gonna hire another security guard to watch over the gate? lols

  • Ryan says:

    Replace the water with hydrochloric acid and we might have a real product on our hands!

  • i am pretty impressed that he got a solid stream that has not aerosolised over that distance. I am not to keen on the application but his flow control and nozzle design is top notch.

  • edward says:

    Very interesting concept, any info which countries have applied the product? Thanks!

  • Keith Anderson says:

    What happens when someone squirts a little Tide into the system? I think it might be fun to try…

    • siegfred dabon says:

      EVERY SQUIRTS. DIFFERENT BRANDS FOR ADS; TIDE.BREEZE,ARIEL…. HOW ABOUT COOL DRINKS OF YOUR CHOICE…VERTICALLY ,IT DRIPS AND WE SIPS DIFFERENT FLAVORS, penacolada,carrots with berries,mango puree…..haha!!!!

  • piasch says:

    hey i know these guys.
    take a look at their website. some quite interesting stuff i think….
    http://www.breadedescalope.com
    heres a Video of another project on Youtube- enjoy

  • Carl says:

    blind people will not like this.

    • siegfred dabon says:

      definitely not! but if you filled it in liter full of vodka! they will yeal…CHEERS!!!!!!

  • mike 3 says:

    I would use this as a drinking fountain

  • Marisa says:

    The only thing really stopping people is the fact that thiey don’t want to look like they peed on themselves, but it is a cool concept.

  • Junelle says:

    I’d jump through that.

  • socalsurfer92122 says:

    this is retarded. there is no real incentive, or physical barrier preventing people from walking through. also were in a global water shortage. this is a waste of a design and a waste of water

  • socalsurfer92122 says:

    this is retarded. there is no real incentive, or physical barrier preventing people from walking through. also were in a global water shortage. this is a waste of a design and a waste of water

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