Digital Water Mural at Hotel Francisco I

Submitted by Juan Carretero

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Project

Client: Hotel Francisco I

Location: Madrid, Spain

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $90,000

Project Team

Artist

Juan Carretero

Lumiartecnia Internacional

Artist

Francisco Carretero

Lumiartecnia Internacional

Industry Resource

Lumiartecnia Internacional

Lumiartecnia Internacional

Client

Hotel Francisco I

Hotel Francisco I

Overview

Lumiartecnia was commissioned to create and install an interactive 10´ x 25' water wall piece that would separate the indoor patio area from the elevators corridor, creating in both spaces an attractive evolving water tapestry, lighted with colorful LED lights. The resulting ever changing and lighted water wall creates a relaxing atmosphere which transmits an intense sense of peace and well being to welcome and sooth the hotel's clients.

Goals

The customer wishes to create an iconic decorative element which at the same time accomplishes an architectural functionality dividing the small patio and lobby area in three differentiated spaces. To accomplish these requirements, Lumiartecnia has just patented a new concept: the Digital Water Mural: an interactive water wall which prints water graphics, patterns and texts which slowly slide downwards at a soothing pace. The system is adapted to indoor spaces, not producing splashing, noises or any annoyance related to water bodies, requiring very little maintenance and electrical power.

Process

In order to fully integrate the Digital Water Mural into the space, a pivoting glass texture divides and isolates the indoor patio (which is open from above in warm and summer days) and the elevators corridor to access to the guest’s rooms. A singularity for this water mural technology is that it is equally visible from both sides of the transparent wall, creating in both spaces a visually attractive wall fountain. A swallow underneath water basin collects the falling water, which is filtered, cleaned and continually recirculated through the silent pumping system. The Digital Water Mural is controlled by Lumiartecnia’s powerful software Controlidor™ used in large Digital Water Curtain Projects such as Hydropolis or the Digital Water Pavilion. A customized App can be download by the guests to interact with the water mural, changing its color patterns and water shapes.