All posts tagged: Daan Roosegaarde

Urban Sun by Studio Roosegaarde – Cleans public spaces of the coronavirus

Studio Rossegaarde develops Urban Sun, a light that safely cleans up to 99.9% of the coronavirus.

Glowing Highway

The pilot of the prestigious Smart Highway by artist Daan Roosegaarde and construction company Heijmans is now complete. The project is part of the ‘N329-Road of the Future’ in Oss, the Netherlands. In this part of the road glow in the dark lines are installed, called Glowing Lines. These lines collect energy during the day and give light in the evening. Here the landscapebecomes an experience of light and information. As a result this increases visibility and safety. Roosegaarde and Heijmans launched the Smart Highway concept at the Dutch Design Week. Since then the technical development of the idea has started and several versions have been tested in durability and user experience. This comes now to result in Oss as a matured design. When driving in the dark Roosegaarde describes it as ‘going through a fairy tale’. Images courtesy of Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans.

A Starry Night Bike Path

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path opened in Eindhoven on November. The opening of this unique cycle path marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 international theme year. The cycle path is unique. Inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s work, it combines innovation and design with cultural heritage and tourism. After dark visitors were amazed by a design of light and colour, inspired by the world-famous painting The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. Together with the artist Daan Roosegaarde, Heijmans developed special innovative technology with which the path will be illuminated by thousands of twinkling stones. This will create a play on light and poetry. Roosegaarde: ‘I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience, that’s what techno-poetry means to me’. The cycle path forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route that connects the Vincent van Gogh heritage locations in Brabant, Vincent’s Homeland. The world-famous artists produced his first masterpiece, The Potato Eaters in Nuenen, and the Opwettense and Colse watermills featured in his …