Smog Free Tower

Smog Free Tower

Smog Free Project

SMOG FREE PROJECT is a campaign for clean air led by Daan Roosegaarde to reduce air pollution and provide an inspirational experience of a clean future, including a series of urban innovations such as the SMOG FREE TOWER which provide a local solution of clean air in public spaces. It is combined with workshops with governments, students and the clean-tech industry to work together and make a whole city smog free. Recent SMOG FREE PROJECTS campaigns have been launched in South Korea, China, the Netherlands, Mexico, and Poland. Daan Roosegaarde: "We are on a mission for clean air".

Winner of the Ethics Ethical Award, Grand Award for Sustainability, Europe 40 Under 40 Awards, Design That Educates Award, Gold Award Design For Asia, Platinum A'Design Award, and German Design Award Excellent Product Design.

Smog Free Tower

The SMOG FREE PROJECT is a long term campaign for clean air in which Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts have created the world's first smog vacuum cleaner. The 7-meter tall SMOG FREE TOWER uses patented positive ionisation technology to produce smog free air in public spaces, allowing people to breathe and experience clean air for free. It is equipped with environment-friendly technology, cleans 30.000 m3 per hour and uses a small amount of green electricity. The SMOG FREE TOWER provides a local solution for clean air such as in parks. The function of the SMOG FREE TOWER has been validated by the results compiled by the Eindhoven University of Technology.

The recent Smog Eating Billboard is launched at UDEM University in Mexico by students in collaboration with visiting professor Daan Roosegaarde which provides clean air for 104.000 people each day. Professor: Daan Roosegaarde, assistant professor: Ricardo Contreras Marcos, students: Ana Cecilia Álvarez Moreno, Frida Leal Parra, Karen Savinneh Tellez Castillo, Ana María Peñúñuri García.

Daan Roosegaarde: "True beauty is not a Louis Vuitton bag or a Ferrari, but clean air and clean energy."

Creating a tangible souvenir, Roosegaarde designed the SMOG FREE RING of compressed smog particles. By sharing a SMOG FREE RING you donate 1000 m3 of clean air to the city. SMOG FREE RING is in the permanent art collection of the National Museum Zurich and Stedelijk Amsterdam. In 2017, Roosegaarde presented a new addition: SMOG FREE BICYCLE. The innovative bicycle inhales polluted air, cleans it, and releases clean air around the cyclist.

Clients such as green companies or cities can commission a SMOG FREE PROJECT campaign which includes a SMOG FREE TOWER, SMOG FREE RINGS, projectmanagement and innovation workshops.

Want to support the project? Make a donation to our foundation Stichting Roosegaarde at NL05 INGB 0006 5678 97, SWIFT code INGBNL2A.

validated measurements by Technical University Eindhoven
validated measurements by Technical University Eindhoven

Specifications:

SMOG FREE TOWER is a 7 meter tall aluminium tower using only 1170 watts of green electricity and positive ionisation technology. The functioning of the SMOG FREE TOWER has been validated by professor Dr. Bert Blocken of the Eindhoven University of Technology and is successfully implemented in South Korea, China, the Netherlands and Poland. The SMOG FREE TOWER is created by Daan Roosegaarde in collaboration with the engineers and designers of Studio Roosegaarde, ENS and till 2013 advisor Ursem. The SMOG FREE RING is designed by Studio Roosegaarde. The SMOG FREE BICYCLE draws its inspiration from the Smog Free workshop in Beijing which featured artist Matt Hope and Professor Yang from Tsinghua University. The Smog Eating Billboard by UDEM University in Mexico consists of a coated surface that attracts and purifies the particles of contamination by a process called photocatalysis using sun and wind, and provides clean air for 104.000 people each day.

Clients:

APAP6 Triennale South Korea, UDEM University Mexico, China Central Government, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in China, ING Poland, Film Method Works, City of Rotterdam, Stichting Doen, Port of Rotterdam, M4H and IABR.

Awards:

Ethics Ethical Award, Grand Award for Sustainability, Design For Asia, HK. Gold Award, Design For Asia, HK. Graphite Pencil, D&AD Impact, US. Notable Design for Social Impact Award, Core77, US. Platinum Award, A'Design Award, IT. German Design Award, Excellent Product Design, DE.

Winner Ethics Ethical Award
Winner Ethics Ethical Award
At the conference hall of the Palazzo Reale in Milan, Daan Roosegaarde is awarded with the Ethics Ethical Award for his SMOG FREE PROJECT against the massive air pollution.
First smog eating billboard Mexico
First smog eating billboard Mexico
Proud of our Mexican students and professor Daan Roosegaarde at UDEM University.
Smog Free Tower opens in Korea
Smog Free Tower opens in Korea