satirical lifeguard structure 'waiting for water' addresses the severity of climate change

satirical lifeguard structure 'waiting for water' addresses the severity of climate change

stefanie rittler and sascha henken’s ‘waiting for water’ is a colorful and humorous take on climate change — albeit a serious topic. the satirical project is a statement piece reflecting the severity of climate change and is being showcased at the annual 2017 urban campsite amsterdam.

waiting for water in the amsterdam science park



sited at urban campsite amsterdam 2017stefanie rittler and sascha henken’s project replicates that of a life guard tower, where the base is made of hot pink water jugs, slightly elevating the structure. the design includes two staircases: one that leads to resting room that has a bed, and the second leads to the roof, also known as ‘the terrace’, with a single chair, secured with a line of rope. through utopian eyes the future looks brighter than we think.’ explains the artist, ‘the water level is constantly rising, but we are prepared. should we wait or change something?’.

the structure holds a private and solo seating area

according to the designers, ‘waiting for water’ is preparing for the future

the rear end of the roof terrasse

the artists used a pool ladder for both ends of the design

the satirical project is a statement piece reflecting the severity of climate change

the view from the sleeping area

the deck

stefanie rittler and sascha henken

relaxing on the deck



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