Digital Water Pavilion Makes A Splash In Spain

Friday, June 20, 2008 - 22:35 in Earth & Climate

An MIT-designed building with walls made entirely of water is being unveiled Thursday at the opening of the Zaragoza World Expo in Spain. This is the first of its kind and illustrates the potential of digital architecture to create spaces that dynamically adjust to people and conditions. The "water walls" that make up the structure are generated by high-speed computer controlled solenoid valves. They can be programmed to take varying shapes, to display patterns, images and text, and to respond dynamically to input from sensors.

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