Richard Vijgen & Thomas Kopperschlaeger
WATT System Monitor
In WATT Sustainable Dance Club is the energy of disco dancers being converted into electricity by the dance floor. However, there is more to discover in the Rotterdam dance club in the area of sustainability. WATT claims that the investments in sustainable solutions have led to CO2 emissions 30 per cent lower than in similar clubs. Consumption of energy and water, but also of beer and other drinks is constantly monitored by a computer system and displayed on video screens. The interaction between the users and the system does not take place by pressing buttons or clicking with a mouse, but by their movements, toilet use and drink consumption.
Clubbers who go to the WATT Sustainable Dance Club can dance environment-consciously. The WATT Systems Monitor shows how. When the activity in the club increases, so does the activity level on the monitor. Interaction is caused by movement, consumption of drinks and toilet use. The flashing video images and the so-called bizzbar make the club buzz with life.