Studio Roosegaarde

DUNE is the public interactive landscape that interacts with human behavior. This hybrid of nature and technology is composed of large amounts of fibers that brighten according to the sounds and motion of passing visitors.

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

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

DUNE X is the interactive landscape of light placed in the dark Dogleg tunnel at the 18th Art Biennale of Sydney.

Filled with hundreds interactive lights and sounds DUNE investigates nature in a futuristic relation with urban space.

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

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

Selected Exhibitions


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