Grand premiere of 32 KM
Grand premiere of 32 KM
Grand premiere of 32 KM, the making of Icoon Afsluitdijk, our largest work till date. Watch the full version of the film now at Designboom.
GATES OF LIGHT wins Platinum A’Design Award
GATES OF LIGHT wins Platinum A’Design Award
Our permanent sustainable gateway on the Afsluitdijk GATES OF LIGHT, receives the prominent Platinum A’Design Award.
Icoon Afsluitdijk in Dutch Architecture Yearbook 2017/2018
Icoon Afsluitdijk in Dutch Architecture Yearbook 2017/2018
The Yearbook is the international showcase for Dutch architecture and features the most important developments that influence Dutch architecture. More info here.
Gates of Light
Gates of Light
Watch the Gates of Light movie on Gizmodo narrated by Daan Roosegaarde: "A gateway to the new world”.
"Let's Be Curious. Design Must Be Inspired by Nature"
"Let's Be Curious. Design Must Be Inspired by Nature"
Fresh from Fortune Magazine: "Lets be curious! Design must be inspired by nature.” Daan speaks along with design shapers like Paola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn in Singapore. Read the full Fortune Magazine interview.
Icoon Afsluitdijk great success
Icoon Afsluitdijk great success
Thousands of visitors admired the exhibition of Glowing Nature and Windvogel as part of Icoon Afsluitdijk. Gates of Light is a permanent installation and remains open to all every night. Read more at FastCompany, Dezeen and Wallpaper*.
Wallpaper* Design Awards Jury
Wallpaper* Design Awards Jury
Daan Roosegaarde is in the jury for Wallpaper* Design Awards 2018 and reflects on the nominees here. Photoshoot at Gates of Light, wearing Alexander McQueen, winner of the Best Men’s Fashion Collection Award.
"It feels as the gate of Saint Peter open"
"It feels as the gate of Saint Peter open"
Listen to Ingrid de Graaf (CEO Aegon) about her experience at Gates of Light on Radio 1 (in Dutch). Now open for public every night at the Afsluitdijk.
Now on Wallpaper*: Roosegaarde lights up Dutch industrial heritage
Now on Wallpaper*: Roosegaarde lights up Dutch industrial heritage
‘It is Dutch pride, and our heritage,’ says Daan Roosegaarde in Wallpaper*, the designer commissioned by the Dutch government to create the three-part design programme ‘Icoon Afsluitdijk’, to celebrate the monumental site and inspire the country towards an innovative future.
Podcast Icoon Afsluitdijk
Podcast Icoon Afsluitdijk
Listen to the unique Icoon Afsluitdijk podcast and let Daan Roosegaarde, Louise Fresco and Joos Ockels guide you through the rich context of the project. You can download the podcast here: icoonafsluitdijk.nl or on iTunes.
Roosegaarde introduces Icoon Afsluitdijk on DWDD and NOS
Roosegaarde introduces Icoon Afsluitdijk on DWDD and NOS
Daan Roosegaarde joins Matthijs van Nieuwkerk on the national Dutch talk show De Wereld Draait Door and is live on NOS news to introduce Icoon Afsluitdijk. Read the features about the designs also on Dezeen, Fast Company and Inhabitat.
Gates of Light now open
Gates of Light now open
VISIT ICOON AFSLUITDIJK FROM 17 NOVEMBER
VISIT ICOON AFSLUITDIJK FROM 17 NOVEMBER
Come visit our new Icoon Afsluitdijk which enhances the innovative character of the legendary 32 kilometer Dutch dike, commissioned by the Dutch Government. Drive through Gates of Light, the 60 permanent light reflective buildings, visit Windvogel with energy harvesting kites, and Glowing Nature of light emitting algae at the historical bunker. Open for public every day 18.00-23.00 from 17 November. Press Release.
Work in progress Icoon Afsluitdijk
Work in progress Icoon Afsluitdijk
Daan featured on Wallpaper* magazine
Daan featured on Wallpaper* magazine
Spotted Daan on Wallpaper* magazine as one of the key figures to innovate Singapore’s design scene. See page 350 here.
GRAND OPENING OF ICOON AFSLUITDIJK
GRAND OPENING OF ICOON AFSLUITDIJK
Join us for the opening of Icoon Afsluitdijk from November 17th. Experience Gates of Light, Windvogel, and Glowing Nature in person.
Work in Progress: Icoon Afsluitdijk
Work in Progress: Icoon Afsluitdijk
Daan Roosegaarde checks the 60 floodgates which are being renovated and designed as a new cinematic entrance of the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands, and will open in November 2017. Full interview in the Leeuwarden Courant.
Work in progress Icoon Afsluitdijk
Work in progress Icoon Afsluitdijk
The 60 monumental floodgates will be illuminated by the reflection of the headlights of the cars, creating an energy-neutral entrance to the Afsluitdijk. The Gates of Light will open in November 2017. Source: Telegraaf.
Official launch of Icoon Afsluitdijk
Official launch of Icoon Afsluitdijk
Official launch of Icoon Afsluitdijk with Minister Melanie Schultz and Daan Roosegaarde. New designs for the 32 kilometer dike start now. Full information at Rijksoverheid.
Special WATERLICHT at Afsluitdijk
Special WATERLICHT at Afsluitdijk
A special WATERLICHT was exhibited at the Afsluitdijk as part of the kick off Icoon Afsluitdijk. More than 3000 people visited the exhibition, watch the new movie here.
Start Icoon Afsluitdijk
Start Icoon Afsluitdijk
Welcome on 2, 3, 4 September for the Icoon Afsluitdijk kick off including the new designs for the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk, the Afsluitdijk Open charity run and a very special Waterlicht. Free tickets are available here.
NRC interview Icoon Afsluitdijk
NRC interview Icoon Afsluitdijk
In this week NRC newspaper a two pages interview with Daan Roosegaarde about his vision for a subtle layer of light and darkness on the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk: It is an honour to work on this new icon. Read the full article here.
Launch of 32 km Icoon Afsluitdijk
Launch of 32 km Icoon Afsluitdijk
Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and developers kick off first phase of ICOON AFSLUITDIJK which will create a subtle second layer of light and interaction. The 32 kilometer project enhances Afsluitdijk's unique experience between man and landscape. Watch the trailer or read the press release.
Commission Icoon Afsluitdijk
Commission Icoon Afsluitdijk
Daan Roosegaarde is commissioned by the minister of infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen to design the new landscape icon for the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, the provinces, Universities, external contractors and other designers. Press Release NL.
Minister Schultz and Daan at DWDD
Minister Schultz and Daan at DWDD
Minister Melanie Schultz and Daan Roosegaarde are at De Wereld Draait Door about iconic landscapes, Afsluitdijk and Waterlicht. Watch the TV Show here.