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Fountainhead Reposited: Water Island is an Exercise in Filtration

by , 10/22/09

sustainable design, green design, pedal powered water purification, kinetic energy, water purification, synchronicity festival, centrala design collective

Synch your workout with a little river detox, then rehydrate with a cup of the fresh water you just filtered. This people-powered water purification island, designed by Jakub Szczesny as part of the Synchronicity architecture and art festival in Warsaw, Poland, hooks up basic exercise machines to kinetically pump polluted water through four filters into overhead tanks that spill into a large drinking fountain at the end of the cycle. This floating platform on the Vistula River aims to empower citizens toward environmental clean-up, and apparently would work on any body of water with enough local bodies willing to pedal for their potables.

+ Centrala design collective

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