2019-2021, Floating black sphere for a 15 meter circle of far-UVC 222 nanometers light, other media and technical simulations. The URBAN SUN’s far-UVC light source is measured and calibrated by the Dutch National Metrology Institute VSL. URBAN SUN is available for exhibitions and open to collaborations with governments and partners to upscale and improve new applications. Currently also a larger URBAN SUN for a 3500m2 area is in development.
URBAN SUN is the second project of the series DreamScapes by Studio Roosegaarde and partners which show the beauty of combining art and science to create a better world.
Photography by Willem de Kam, Ossip van Duivenbode and Daan Roosegaarde. Movie by MediaMonks and Studio Roosegaarde.
With special thanks to Jet Bussemaker, Public Health and Society Board, Matthew Hardwick PhD, President at ResInnova Laboratories, MediaMonks: Victor Knaap, Regina Romeijn, Jacques Vereecken, Karlijn Hendriksen, Els Tau, Tim Knots, Sterilray, Rotterdam Festivals, Professor Karl G. Linden of International Ultraviolet Association, Carlo D'Alesio of MEG Science and Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Dutch National Metrology Institute VSL, Andrea Evers of Leiden University, Project Open Air, Francis Goeltner, City of Rotterdam, Rotterdam Partners, NBTC, Bijl PR, Constantijn van Oranje, Eric van Eerdenburg Lowlands, RIVM National Institute for Public Health and Environment, Feike Sijbesma of DSM, City of Amsterdam, Omar Hatamleh of NASA, Dimitris Bountolos of Ferrovial, Jose Mariano of Zero2Infinity, Carlo Ratti of MIT Senseable City Lab, Luis Eljaiek, David Brenner, Ph.D., D.Sc of Columbia University, LUXIGON, Ann Maes, Lody Embrechts, Kim Heinen, Renske Satijn, and many others.