Windlicht

Windlicht

Windlicht

WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green wind energy by connecting windmill blades with light, creating a play of dancing lines.

For Roosegaarde, windmills are a perfect example of Dutch innovation. Inspired by Kinderdijk (the traditional Dutch windmills from 1740), Roosegaarde wants to reconnect the new windmills of today with our landscape whilst celebrating the beauty of green energy.

Special developed software and tracking technology detect the windmill blades rotating at 280 km per hour and connect the blades with LED light. Visitors could tune into radio channel WINDLICHT 105.3 FM to hear the stories behind the artwork. WINDLICHT’s dancing lines of light attracted large number of audiences to look and mesmerise.

WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.
WINDLICHT shows the beauty of green energy by connecting windmill blades with lines of light.

Specifications:

2016. Windmills, tracking software, camera's and LED at Eneco windfarm at Sint Annaland in Zeeland, NL.

Clients:

KPN and Eneco.

Awards:

Graphite Pencil in Design for Public Spaces, D&AD Awards, UK.

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Press Release

Winner of Graphite Pencil in D&AD Awards
Winner of Graphite Pencil in D&AD Awards
Windlicht is the winner of Graphite Pencil in D&AD Awards for Design for Public Spaces. D&AD Awards celebrates internationally outstanding works and is given as a symbol of the very highest creative achievement. D&AD Awards website.
WIRED: Transforming Wind Turbines Into Mesmerizing Light
WIRED: Transforming Wind Turbines Into Mesmerizing Light
Read the full WIRED interview with Roosegaarde here.
Introducing Windlicht
Introducing Windlicht
Showing the beauty of green energy with dancing lines of light in Zeeland, NL (movie).