Geysir

150 m2 water fountain and playground sculpture.  “Geysir” is an ambitious, innovative project, combining organic form, sand, air and water to create a unique sculptural environment, inspired by “pre-historic” volcanic areas, where you would find geysers and pools of boiling mud, like we see in fx Iceland and New Zealand.
The aim here is to create a versatile play opportunity for the children, providing a rich, chaotic system, that allows freedom and improvisation in their play. Digging ever-changing water-canals in the wet sand, adding sticks and stones of their own findings, and an overall tactile structure that stirs the senses and awakens their physical instincts and intuition.
Custom designed features are installed in this sculpture, like 100 air nozzles bubbling compressed air from the bottom of each terrace, up through the wet sand, creating a “boiling mud” effect.

Features:
3 water-canons (Geysers) – shooting clean drinking water 3-4 meters high.
15 air-cushioned trigger pads
100 built-in air-nozzles
3 manual pumps
Recycled water-flow.

All features are in various ways made interactive by computerized systems.

This sculpture is part of a larger, climate regulatory installation: VandPlus / Gladsaxe CafeHave
We are utilizing recycled rainwater, pumped in from an adjacent bio-filter system.

2015 – 2017  (under construction)  FerroCement

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feature_02 Manual pumps built into the sculpture.

innovation_1 Recycled, biofiltrated Rainwater flowing in from the top.

innovation_2 Pressure sensitive rocks.

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