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We have created machines to enhance ourselves. We invented the wheel and cars to liberate ourselves and travel. But now these machines are striki… Read More
We have created machines to enhance ourselves. We invented the wheel and cars to liberate ourselves and travel. But now these machines are striking back, making air polluted in high-density cities like Beijing. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde believes we should do more, not less and make modern cities more livable again. As a young design firm based in the Netherlands and Shanghai, he has been working on intricate designs like a sustainable dance floor which generates electricity when you dance, and smart highways which produce their own light.   Now Daan Roosegaarde with his team of ENS Europe and expert Bob Ursem (TU Delft) are creating nano technology to clean the air of Asian cities. By making a weak ion electromagnetic field (similar like static electricity that attracts your hair) the smog components in the air are pulled down to the ground where they can be easily cleaned. This creates gigantic holes of clean air in the sky. Here people can breath, and see the sun again. The projects has two goals; first to clean air locally in public parks and secondly to create an unique art experience in the middle of the city of Beijng where people can meet and share ideas. This combination of high-tech and imagination is what Roosegaarde calls ‘techno-poetry’. It is time to upgrade reality. Read Less
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The Smog Free Project creates clean urban skies via the Smog Free Park and Smog Rings. 

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and his team of experts are using patented ion technology to make the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner. Here the cleanest park in Beijing is created where people can experience clean air for free.

As a tangible souvenir, Roosegaarde designed Smog Rings of compressed smog particles. Each high-end ring supports the cleaning of 1000m3 of polluted air.

Specifications:
2014-2016. Modular system in a public park of 40x40 meter with energy friendly and patented ion technology, lightweight construction and LEDs. First Smog Rings available end of 2014.

Partners:
The Smog Free Project is developed by Daan Roosegaarde in collaboration with Beijing Design Week, ENS Europe, Bob Ursem and Netherlands Embassy Beijing.

www.studioroosegaarde.net