Our GATES OF LIGHT wins the Global Future Design Award 2020 in category Lighting Design. The 60 permanent renovated floodgates at the Afsluitdijk with reflective layers of micro prisms use the headlamps of the cars to create an energy-neutral landscape of light.
The International Architecture Awards honors the best and most significant new buildings by the world’s leading architects organised by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This year our GATES OF LIGHT was awarded for its poetic excellence in transportation architecture.
Fast Company's 2018 Innovation by Design Awards honours Gates of Light in the Spaces, Places and Cities category. Celebrating our permanent installation on the Afsluitdijk as a model for sustainable mobility.
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Fresh from Fortune Magazine: "Lets be curious! Design must be inspired by nature.” Daan speaks along with design shapers like Paola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn in Singapore. Read the full Fortune Magazine interview.
Thousands of visitors admired the exhibition of Glowing Nature and Windvogel as part of Icoon Afsluitdijk. Gates of Light is a permanent installation and remains open to all every night. Read more at FastCompany, Dezeen and Wallpaper*.
Daan Roosegaarde is in the jury for Wallpaper* Design Awards 2018 and reflects on the nominees here. Photoshoot at Gates of Light, wearing Alexander McQueen, winner of the Best Men’s Fashion Collection Award.
‘It is Dutch pride, and our heritage,’ says Daan Roosegaarde in Wallpaper*, the designer commissioned by the Dutch government to create the three-part design programme ‘Icoon Afsluitdijk’, to celebrate the monumental site and inspire the country towards an innovative future.
Listen to the unique Icoon Afsluitdijk podcast and let Daan Roosegaarde, Louise Fresco and Joos Ockels guide you through the rich context of the project. You can download the podcast here: icoonafsluitdijk.nl or on iTunes.
Come visit our new Icoon Afsluitdijk which enhances the innovative character of the legendary 32 kilometer Dutch dike, commissioned by the Dutch Government. Drive through Gates of Light, the 60 permanent light reflective buildings, visit Windvogel with energy harvesting kites, and Glowing Nature of light emitting algae at the historical bunker. Open for public every day 18.00-23.00 from 17 November. Press Release.
Daan Roosegaarde checks the 60 floodgates which are being renovated and designed as a new cinematic entrance of the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands, and will open in November 2017. Full interview in the Leeuwarden Courant.
The 60 monumental floodgates will be illuminated by the reflection of the headlights of the cars, creating an energy-neutral entrance to the Afsluitdijk. The Gates of Light will open in November 2017. Source: Telegraaf.
Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and developers kick off first phase of ICOON AFSLUITDIJK which will create a subtle second layer of light and interaction. The 32 kilometer project enhances Afsluitdijk's unique experience between man and landscape. Watch the trailer or read the press release.
Daan Roosegaarde is commissioned by the minister of infrastructure Melanie Schultz van Haegen to design the new landscape icon for the 32 kilometer Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands in collaboration with Ministry of Culture, the provinces, Universities, external contractors and other designers. Press Release NL.