Waterlicht

The dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.

Waterlicht

Waterlicht

WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood, WATERLICHT shows how high the water level could reach. WATERLICHT is a collective experience to remind us of the importance of water innovation and the impact of climate change.

Winner of IESNYC Lumen Award New York 2020, Global Future Design Award 2019, LIT 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year USA and The Best Lighting Environment Design China.

WATERLICHT is a combination of LEDs and lenses which create an ever changing virtual flood, influenced by wind and rain. The WATERLICHT podcast shares stories about the impact and potential of water.

Daan Roosegaarde: “WATERLICHT is an inspiration for the future: should we build floating cities, how much power can we generate from the movement of water? Experience the vulnerability and the power of living with water.”

WATERLICHT is created as site-specific artwork for Dutch District Water Board Rijn & IJssel, Museumplein in Amsterdam with more than 60.000 visitors in 1 night, Lumiere London, United Nations in New York, Nuit Blanche Paris, UNESCO Schokland, the Afsluitdijk, Kunsthal Rotterdam, the Bentway Toronto, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, Columbia University New York, and Fremantle Biennale Australia.

 WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.
WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.

Specifications:

2016-2018. LEDs, software, lenses, humidity and site specific location design.

Clients:

Dutch District Water Board Rijn & IJssel, ING, Artichoke UK, Dutch District Water Board Flevoland, Nuit Blanche Paris, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, United Nations, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, Columbia University, Fremantle Biennale.

Awards:

Global Future Design Award 2019. LIT 2017 Lighting Designer of the Year, USA. 2017 The Best Lighting Environment Design, CN.

Winner 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award New York
Winner 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award New York
Last night our WATERLICHT was the winner of a 2020 IESNYC Lumen Award in New York. The 2020 Lumen Jury: “The installation powerfully delivers social commentary without getting preachy.”
Columbia University School of the Arts
Columbia University School of the Arts
Nearly 10,000 people in New York came to experience WATERLICHT. Read more about Daan Roosegaarde's protopia; step by step improving the world in collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts.
Architecture Design Award for WATERLICHT
Architecture Design Award for WATERLICHT
WATERLICHT wins Urban Design & Architecture Design Award 2019 for Lighting Design. WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water.