TOURIST TOTEM

PrizeOfficial Selection in Build (architecture)
CompanyLPA Studio
ArtistJUAN PALOP-CASADO
CategoryProfessional
Design TeamDaniel Revuelta, Alberto Toret, Ignacio López, Cindy Suárez, Andrea Suárez.

The digital totems are smart weather stations that collect and display environmental and local information for tourists and visitors of beaches and waterfronts in the Canary Islands.The design is inspired by the aboriginal ceramic art pieces from the indigenous inhabitants of the islands. This art was based on the worship of the sun god "Magheq". The totem performs as a seasonal sundial, thanks to a perforation at the top of the wooden ring. Once a year, during the winter solstice, the sunlight goes through the hole and aligns perfectly with a customized survey pin on the ground.