Windvogel by Studio Roosegaarde wins the Design Project of the Year. The light-emitting, energy-generating kites also topped the lighting design category at Tate Modern London. The design master jury described the project as "an innovative, emotional and functional design response to the universal dilemma of sustainability, and energy usage in particular". Read more at Dezeen.
NASA team The NASA team of scientists and artists, now including Daan Roosegaarde, are working on benefits for humanity.
Scientific study of Professor Blocken and the Eindhoven University of Technology shows the PM10 reduction by the Smog Free Tower (in percentage and at 1.75 m height). The study undertaken in China confirms the reduction of pollution around the Smog Free Tower. Read press release here.
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.
After the successful launch of the Smog Free Tower in Beijing we are now collecting smog particles from the urban skies. With each Smog Free Ring you donate a 1000 m3 of clean air. A perfect gift for your loved one. The limited edition of the new Smog Free Ring is now available via Hanne at email@example.com.
Roosegaarde announces at the World Economic Forum a partnership with ofo, the largest Chinese bike sharing programme, and Tezign, a leading Chinese design platform, to develop the Smog Free Bicycle in China. Press Release.
Smog Free Project received a Notable honor in the Design for Social Impact category in the 2017 Core77 Design Awards. The Core77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and its practitioners.
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.
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.
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.
Smog Free Project is the winner of the Platinum A'Design Award in Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Category. A'Design Award is the worlds largest design competition awarding best designs and services.
Studio Roosegaarde has revealed its new Rotterdam office, the Dream Factory, which is located inside a 1930s glass factory overlooking the city's harbour. The structure was saved from demolition to create the "dream lab of the 21st century". Read the full article on Dezeen.