Urban Sun

Firm LocationRotterdam, Netherlands
CompanyStudio Roosegaarde
Lead ArchitectDaan Roosegaarde
Design TeamStudio Roosegaarde
Clientself commissioned

World's first URBAN SUN cleans public spaces of the coronavirus for better human gatherings. Inspired by the light of the sun, and scientific research that validates a new, specific light can safely clean up to 99.9% of the coronavirus. Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers, external experts, and scientists challenged themselves to discover how the power of light can be used to combat viruses and therefore enhance our well-being. Research shows that though traditional 254nm UV light is harmful, the new far-UVC light with a wavelength of 222 nanometers can actually sanitise viruses safely