Human Powered Water Purification Island

Human Powered Water Purification Island
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A unique installation at the Synchronicity architectural and arts festival in Warsaw, Poland provides purified water in exchange for some exercise.

Dave Pinter, PSFK
  • 16 october 2009

A unique installation at the Synchronicity architectural and arts festival in Warsaw, Poland provides purified water in exchange for some exercise. Designer Jakub SzczÄ™sny, a member of the design collective Centrala created the floating ‘island’ which is fitted with exercise machines connected to a water pump and purifier. The island was floated out on the local Vistula River but was designed to be relocatable. Besides being a clever solution to providing fresh water, Jakub also wanted to make a social statement with the installation about empowering people to affect positive change.

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