Water Island

An oval water pavilion is created by a wall of water erupting from a water pool. When people move close to the walls the flow ceases, allowing them to enter the pavilion. After entering the space, the water starts flowing again, enclosing the viewer in a space encircled by water walls. The installation can be entered and left from two sides. There is a platform installed in the centre of the sculpture with two terraced pedestals made of wood. The design of the water architecture was inspired by the oval form of the central building. The students, visitors and passers-by can enter the water sculpture by the two footpaths. On the inner platform people can sit, talk or relax. It is a space for communication and privacy, created by the surrounding water wall.

Year: 2006
Materials: Water, wood, stainless steel, nozzles, electrical pumps, sensors
Dimensions: 5 x 8 m, Height: 2,30 m

Permanent installation at Leeuwenborgh College, Maastricht, BE, 2006