Two individuals are completely enveloped in a multi-sensory exploration of water's essence, standing amidst a captivating expanse of large LED walls. These walls come alive with an ever-changing tapestry of generative steam particles, creating an immersive environment that blurs the boundaries between the physical and the digital.

Power of Water

An Immersive Water Installation

"The Power of Water" is a groundbreaking installation that redefines the way we experience and interact with digital water. This narrated visual journey transports attendees into a realm where the elements of water, ice, and mist come alive in an unprecedented, immersive experience. Leveraging the power of Unreal Engine, this installation converted static LED walls and murals into a dynamic and interactive pool of animated water, offering attendees an awe-inspiring exploration of the many facets of this life-giving element.
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The primary objective of "The Power of Water" was to create a unique and multisensory experience that would educate, inspire, and leave a lasting impression on attendees. By creating a living, responsive water environment, this project aimed to give the water a presence and voice in our world and challenge attendees to think about water in its 3 states of matter.

A man standing in an interactive installation with a large led wall and floor and mirrors. The screens are showing an immersive water fluid simulation
Two people standing inside a room with led walls and floors. Water graphics fill the room. Outside the room is a text description of the installation 'Experience the Power of Water'
A crowded entrance way into an interactive installation. The installation features dynamic water fluid simulations
A photo of a text description of the interactive installation 'Experience the Power of Water'
A man walking on an led floor with dynamic water graphics of waves all around him. Other people are also in standing in the room and taking photographys
A photo of the entrance to the Ecolab Water for Climate installation at the 100 year anniversary of Ecolab. A blue wall with leds screens filled with simulated water graphics beyond.
Two people standing on an led floor with dynamic water graphics
Three people standing in an interactive installation with led walls and floors. The led screens are covered with ice patterns
Three people standing in front of a large led wall and led floor. frost crystals are dynamically filling the screens
The entrance to an interactive installation with many people walking around inside and out. Ice crystals fill the screens inside the room
Two people standing in front of a large led wall with steam particles animating in front of them
A view from outside an interactive installation with several people inside. wispy dynamic steam animations surround the visitors. Delicious cupcakes and treats can be seen in the foreground
A photo of steam particle system animations playing across the walls and floors of an interactive installation. Mirrors reflect the walls and create an infinity room
A photo of two people standing on an led floor covered with generative steamy particles
Two people standing in an interactive installation with an led floor and walls. Both are surrounded by generative steam particles

Design and Technology

The installation "The Power of Water" was meticulously crafted with the following key features:

Unreal Engine, a powerful real-time 3D creation platform, was employed to create a dynamic, lifelike water simulation. It transformed static LED walls and murals into a canvas for a fluid, animated water world.

As attendees walked through the installation, the environment responded to their presence and movements. Animated water, ice, and mist shifted and evolved in real-time, creating a multisensory, interactive experience.

A guided narrative provided context and insights, deepening the educational and emotional impact of the installation. Attendees were taken on a journey through the significance of water in our world, its power, and its fragility.

A photo of the Power of Water installation at the US Bank Stadium from outside lit with blue lighting. The Ecolab Water for Climate logo prominently displayed on the screen. many people standing around enjoying drinks and delicious treats.

The Impact

Attendees were not merely spectators but active participants in the installation, fostering a deeper connection to the subject matter.

Educational Value: The narrated journey provided a unique educational experience, encouraging attendees to reflect on the importance of water conservation and its role in our lives.

Memorable Experience: The immersive and multisensory nature of the installation left a lasting impression on attendees, sparking conversations and contemplation.

Technological Innovation: The use of Unreal Engine to bring water to life in this way demonstrated the potential of technology to transform traditional art forms into dynamic, interactive experiences.

Two people standing in an interactive installation, blue water graphics surround them on the walls and floor, mirrored walls reflect the graphics

The takeaway

"The Power of Water" successfully transcended the boundaries of traditional art installations, offering attendees a captivating and thought-provoking experience. Through the magic of Unreal Engine, this project showcased the dynamic potential of combining technology, art, and education to create immersive, impactful installations that inspire a deeper understanding of our world and the natural elements that sustain it.

Two developers wearing hats sit and work on computers together, lit by very blue lights. They look like cool dudes
A large led floor and wall with the Unreal Engine application open on it. Showing a niagara system fluid vfx graph

RPH Team

  • Zander Brimijoin - Creative Director
  • Daniel Scheibel - Technology Director
  • Lisa Walters - Executive Producer
  • Greg Schomburg - Lead Developer
  • Mingxi Xu - Developer
  • Jiwon Ham - Senior Designer

  • Ohrenkunst - Sound Design
  • Pink Sparrow - Fabrication

Created with Advoc8 for Ecolab

Installed at Ecolab's 100 year Anniversary Event, Sept 2023, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN