Client: Hotel Francisco I
Location: Madrid, Spain
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $90,000
Hotel Francisco I
Hotel Francisco I
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.
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.
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.
The Digital Water Mural creates an appealing and soothing water tapestry which continually generates evolving shapes and original eye catching lighted patterns, transforming the space in a place where people wishes to stay, giving the impression the room expands as if it had a wider horizon. It is highly interactive by downloading the customized App to play and control the DWM. The Digital Water Mural has been recently awarded with three important prizes: Best industrial design, Best spanish invention and with a Gold medal with the congratulations of the jury in the 2017 International Exhibition of Inventions held in Geneva.