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A water ATM for schools and communities

Harbauer India Pvt. Ltd. Design
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Challenge

H2.0 brings safe water to local communities, through a reassuring yet high performing design. The arsenic removal technology addressed a serious health hazard the Indian Ganges delta, but the design considerations were complex. The intimidating technology needed a reassuring, low scale design for children. The geography suffers from erratic electricity supply. And installation, serviceability was key.

Solution

H2.0 is designed to give intimidating technology a human face. The design language of “serious play” combines play with technology tempering its authoritative power. The flat rigid planes give a robust powerful look balanced with playful colors and graphics making it approachable to school children. In terms of functionality, the knock-down and weld free assembly enables installation, and gas spring hinges offer easy serviceability. Moreover, it has been designed to run on renewable energy, circumventing power disruption for better reliability.

Product Harbauer 2.0 (H2.0)
Industry Industrial, Healthcare
Scope
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Innovation
  • Technology
  • Manufacture

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