Waterlicht Germany
Waterlicht Germany
The monumental light installation WATERLICHT will symbolically show the power of water in Germany. A virtual flood will immerse the Peter Behrens Building in Oberhausen in blue light and at the same time raises awareness of rising water levels worldwide. In doing so, WATERLICHT questions how we as societies can deal with rising water levels of different origins in a local and global context.

In Oberhausen, the artwork is set in relation to the challenges of eternity: As a result of coal mining, the Ruhr region has sunk by up to 25 meters. Without the constant pumping of groundwater, large parts of the region would be flooded and a lake landscape of up to 90km in length would be created. Intensive research is being conducted not only into how the water can be extracted but how the heat of the water from underground can be used to generate energy.

Welcome at Future 21 WATERLICHT 5 and 6 November 19:30 till 00:00 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Lecture at Expo 2020 Dubai
Lecture at Expo 2020 Dubai
Join us for an exclusive talk and the screening of GROW with inventor Daan Roosegaarde at the Netherlands Pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai on World Food Day on October 16th, 2021 at 2 PM GST in collaboration with the Embassy and Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United Arab Emirates. Register link.
Winner Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Award
Winner Fast Company‘s Innovation by Design Award
GROW is winner of the Established Excellence category in Fast Company‘s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside designers and businesses who are solving problems for a better future. GROW is "a remarkable science-meets-art solution that hints at a more sustainable future for the agricultural industry." - FastCompany
first prize for GROW
first prize for GROW
GROW has won first prize in the international 2021 I CUBE Immersive Experience Competition by MANA Global New Media Art.
Gerety Award
Gerety Award
The all female jury of agency and brand leaders selected URBAN SUN to win a Gerety award.
Lotus Oculus
Lotus Oculus
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
LOTUS OCULUS at the Modern Art Gallery Milan is designed by Studio Roosegaarde and commissioned by Bulgari for the exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’.
Lotus premiere at Milan Design Week
Lotus premiere at Milan Design Week
LOTUS OCULUS premieres at Milan Design Week 2021, commissioned by Bulgari. Hundreds of light-sensitive flowers create a play of movement. Modern Art Gallery Milan, 5-10 September 2021.
Urban Sun in Denmark
Urban Sun in Denmark
Welcome to URBAN SUN Aarhus Festival, Northern Europe’s largest cultural event and opened by HRH The Queen of Denmark. URBAN SUN sanitizes this public space in Denmark of the coronavirus using a safe far-UVC 222 nanometers light.
GROW wins Novum Design Award
GROW wins Novum Design Award
Our GROW wins the Novum Design Award in Lighting Design Category.
Interview Salone del Mobile Milano
Interview Salone del Mobile Milano
Interview with Daan Roosegaarde: the activist of innovation and technology.
Urban Sun goes on a world tour
Urban Sun goes on a world tour
After the successful launch in Rotterdam, URBAN SUN which sanitizes public spaces of the coronavirus will go on a world tour to Aarhus Festival in Denmark, Museum of Design Atlanta in the USA, and the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai. Press Release
Premiere of Liquid Landscape
Premiere of Liquid Landscape
LIQUID LANDSCAPE premieres at Arte Sella in Italy to create a playful dialogue between people and nature when stepping on this surreal landscape of grass.
Movie of Liquid Landscape
Movie of Liquid Landscape
Watch our modern fairytale movie now of LIQUID LANDSCAPE with dancers Ilaria Marcolin and Giacomo Citton of Dancing Museums, directed by Daan Roosegaarde.
Surreal landscape of grass creates a playful dialogue
Surreal landscape of grass creates a playful dialogue
The contemporary open air museum Arte Sella in Italy premieres LIQUID LANDSCAPE. Visitors experience an unexpected fluid movement when stepping on the artwork, revealing our symbiotic relationship with the environment.
Alpine mountain as inspiration
Alpine mountain as inspiration
The Alpine mountain at Arte Sella is an inspiration for LIQUID LANDSCAPE, always changing in color and shape.
"LIQUID LANDSCAPE is radical new sculpture thinking; as an anti-sculpture it is almost invisible in which the visitor is invited to become the artwork." Emanuele Montibeller, art curator Arte Sella, in conversation with Daan Roosegaarde.
Liquid Landscape ripples
Liquid Landscape ripples
We are hiring!
We are hiring!
Studio Roosegaarde is looking for creative go-getters who want to bring radical ideas into reality. Are you a designer, project-manager, intern or developing talent that wants to be a part of our new art meets science projects? Apply now with your motivation letter to work@studioroosegaarde.net.
Urban Sun is world news
Urban Sun is world news
Today URBAN SUN which sanitises public space of viruses is world news and reached more than 850 million people. Thank you BBC, Yahoo, Reuters, Dezeen, Fastcompany, Frame, Jinek and many others. Looking forward to URBAN SUN's possibilities shining, and more applications in the future.
Interview de Volkskrant
Interview de Volkskrant
Winner Media Architecture Biennale Award
Winner Media Architecture Biennale Award
LEVENSLICHT wins the Media Architecture Award at the Media Architecture Biennale. The design honours the Dutch Holocaust victims with this humbling artwork of 104,000 luminescent memorial stones in 170 municipalities.
Urban Sun will shine at Lowlands
Urban Sun will shine at Lowlands
Breathe freer under our URBAN SUN, the unique light innovation which cleans public spaces of the coronavirus. Experience it yourself at the one and only Lowlands Festival, the Netherlands.
World Expo Dubai
World Expo Dubai
Proud to be a part of the World Expo Dubai exhibition. Art boosts innovation: our GROW will highlight the future of agriculture.
Chairman ARC21 Innovation Awards
Chairman ARC21 Innovation Awards
ARC21 Innovation Awards is now open for your future design submissions; with chairman Daan Roosegaarde, Catherine Koekoek, Reinder Bakker and Astrid de Wilde as official jury.
GROW wins ADC Award
GROW wins ADC Award
Our GROW wins at ADC Annual Awards, the oldest continuously running industry award show in the world celebrating the very best in design.
GROW wins 2 international design awards
GROW wins 2 international design awards
Our GROW wins two international design awards at [d]arc in London and MUSE Award by International Awards Associate. GROW uses the power of light to improve agriculture.
Opening lecture Barcelona Design Week
Opening lecture Barcelona Design Week
Daan Roosegaarde opens the Barcelona Design Week with the theme Think, Design, Act. Join him Monday 7 June at 18.00 CEST.
[d]arc award for GROW
[d]arc award for GROW
Jinek TV
Jinek TV
Watch Daan Roosegaarde's interview on Dutch television Jinek about URBAN SUN, with more than 2.3 million views in the first week.
Scientists about URBAN SUN
Scientists validate the science of URBAN SUN in the Radio 1 interview with Ab Osterhaus, Andreas Voss and Ivo Lede (in Dutch).
UAE Netherlands art dialogues
UAE Netherlands art dialogues
Join the dialogue with director of Ministry of Culture & Youth Shatha Amin Almulla and Daan Roosegaarde to celebrate Arts and Culture in the UAE and the Netherlands. Live on Tuesday 1 June 13.00 CEST.
Daan Roosegaarde kicks-off the Dutch Innovation Days
Daan Roosegaarde kicks-off the Dutch Innovation Days
Daan Roosegaarde kicks-off the Dutch Innovation Days 2021 on Wednesday 26 May, 19:00 CEST. Join him and learn how you can use your imagination to create a better future.
Lecture Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Lecture Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Daan Roosegaarde will inspire on how to design a better future at AIBC Confab 2021 by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Join us in the online lecture and Q&A on 11 May, 12.30 PM GMT-7.
World Changing Ideas Award Urban Sun
World Changing Ideas Award Urban Sun
Our URBAN SUN is honoured as finalist of the FastCompany World Changing Ideas Award 2021 Urban Design.
We are hiring: Media Manager
We are hiring: Media Manager
As PR & Media Manager at Studio Roosegaarde you work on the all-round storytelling of our new groundbreaking projects which show the beauty of a sustainable society.
World's first Urban Sun cleans public space of coronavirus
World's first Urban Sun cleans public space of coronavirus
Using the power of light to sanitise public space for better human gatherings.
Urban Sun new far-UVC light 222nm
Urban Sun new far-UVC light 222nm
Traditional UV light at 254nm is harmful. URBAN SUN uses a new, 222nm far-UVC light which is considered safe for both people and animals.
Urban Sun rises tonight
Urban Sun rises tonight
World's first URBAN SUN creates better public spaces.
GROW is world news
GROW is world news
Today GROW reached around 665 million people. Thank you Dezeen, Yahoo, Corriere della Sera, Designboom, Trouw, Fastcompany, NRC, Reuters, World Economic Forum, RTL Nieuws, Monocle, FD, Rotterdam Partners, NBTC and many others to make GROW grow and inspire.
We are inspired by the Sun
We are inspired by the Sun
Inspired by the Sun, we dream that URBAN SUN shines its helping light to enhance our well-being and sanitises public spaces of the coronavirus.
Art meets Science
Art meets Science
GROW shines a new light on the beauty of agriculture. The 20,000m2 luminous dreamscape is inspired by scientific light recipes which improve plants’ growth and resilience.
GROW light recipes
GROW light recipes
GROW highlights the beauty of agriculture
GROW highlights the beauty of agriculture
GROW is the 20,000m2 luminous dreamscape inspired by scientific light recipes which improve plants’ growth and resilience.
World's first URBAN SUN
World's first URBAN SUN
URBAN SUN inspires safer social gatherings and cleans public spaces of the coronavirus.