Architects/Designers

Studio Roosegaarde


Studio Roosegaarde is the social design lab of Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde. Together with his team of designers and engineers Roosegaarde creates landscapes of the future for a better world. The studio connects people, technology and space to improve daily life in urban environments and spark imagination.

Internationally acclaimed works include WATERLICHT (a virtual flood which shows the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECT (the largest outdoor air purifier which turns smog into jewellery) and SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night).

Roosegaarde’s mantra ‘Schoonheid’ is a Dutch word which has two meanings: ‘beauty’ and ‘clean’ as in clean air, clean energy and clean water. For Roosegaarde this should be a fundamental condition in daily life.

Studio Roosegaarde is located in a former glass factory in the harbour of Rotterdam NL, also known as the Dream Factory. Here new innovations are developed into smart prototypes for the landscapes of tomorrow. It has a vast experience in public space commissions for the cities of Rotterdam, Beijing, Paris, Eindhoven and Stockholm.

The Studio also initiates own projects to research new social innovations, gives lectures and has a pop-up studio in Shanghai, China.

Roosegaarde has exhibited at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Design Museum in London, Tate Modern, the Tokyo National Museum, the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, Google Zeitgeist and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and won numerous international innovation awards.



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