Studio Roosegaarde

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DUNE is a public interactive landscape that interacts with human behaviour. This hybrid of nature and technology is composed of large amounts of fibres that brighten according to the sounds and motions of passing visitors. 

Evolving through several contexts, DUNE 4.1 enhances social interactions in the public pedestrian Maastunnel, commissioned by Rotterdam City of Architecture.

 The 60-meter DUNE 4.2 situated on the Maas River in Rotterdam (NL) uses less than 60 watts of energy. Within this setting, Rotterdam citizens can enjoy their walk of light. 

DUNE X is an interactive landscape of light placed in the dark Dogleg tunnel on the occasion of the 18th Art Biennale of Sydney. With its hundreds of interactive lights and sounds, DUNE explores nature in a futuristic relation to urban space.

2006-2012. Modular system of length 100 cm, width 50 cm, variable heights. Hundreds of fibres, LEDs, sensors, speakers, interactive software and electronics; variable up to 400 meters.

Commissioned by the Netherlands Media Art Institute Amsterdam, Rotterdam 2007 City of Architecture, CBK Rotterdam, and Sydney Biennale together with Scanlan & Theodore.

Selected Exhibitions


+ DUNE X (Factsheet)
+ DUNE 4.2 (Factsheet)
+ DUNE 4.1 (Factsheet)
+ DUNE (Factsheet)