[Water in the Balance – A Journey]

Type: Indoor | Exhibition
Location: Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Central Waterfront, Hong Kong
Client: Ocean Recovery Alliance
Year: 2018
Area: 150 sm

“Water in the Balance – A Journey” exhibition at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum is a collaboration developed by Ocean Recovery Alliance, designed by One Bite Design Studio and funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Visitors will be able to follow Water Jai -- one small water droplet, on a journey to understand more about water, as he moves across the natural and city landscapes to the sea. The bilingual, interactive, multisensory exhibit is designed to appeal to people of all ages, and complements a new eight-unit curriculum, “Water Caretakers of Tomorrow,” which puts Hong Kong’s water resources in the global context and promotes water stewardship.  The water curriculum is being distributed for free to schools in Hong Kong. 

From the moment you enter the exhibit you will experience the journey of water.  You will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of falling water, encounter a game of pinball called “Water Drop”, hunt for creatures in a mangrove swamp, and stop for a photo-opportunity to get into a “resource-filled” bathtub with the mascot, Water Jai.  

Taking the elements of water pipes - modularity, connectivity and directional – the exhibition design utilises colourful water pipes as the main curation tool around the exhibition area. The modularity of water pipe also means that the exhibition could be relocated to another venue after its 3-months presence at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Photographer: Tai Ngai Lung
One Biters: Alan Cheung, Luana Kwok, Sherene Ng, Claudia Chan, Kelly Choi; 

Water Jai: &dear