Daan Roosegaarde launches Smog Free project in China
The Smog Free Project China, created by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde (1979) will travel to five Chinese cities, making its grand premiere in Beijing in the fall of 2016. The Smog Free Project consists of the Smog Free Tower and Smog Free Jewellery.
Smog Free Tower is the largest air purifier in the world which creates a bubble of clean air enabling citizens to experience clean air for free. The first Smog Free Tower cleans 30.000m3 per hour via patented ion technology and uses no more green electricity than a waterboiler (1400 watts). The design of the Smog Free Tower is inspired by Roosegaarde’s travels in China and particularly by the shrines in public parks. The seven-meter-high tower enables people to enjoy clean air.
The Smog Free Jewellery is a tangible souvenir of the Smog free Project. The Smog Free Ring and Smog Free Cufflinks are made from compressed smog particles collected from the Smog Free Tower. By sharing a Smog Free Ring you donate 1000m3 of clean air.
The Smog Free Project is not only intended to be a local solution for parks, but also an inspirational experience of a clean future. Along with governments, NGOs, pro-bicycle campaigns and the clean-tech industry, people can work together to make a whole city smog free.
Following a successful pilot phase in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; the Smog Free Project will be exhibited in Beijing, China where the idea for the project originated. After its Beijing stop the Smog Free project will make a tour in China travelling to major cities. A program of talks and activities with a focus on sustainability will accompany the tour enabling citizens, makers and experts to share and create new smog solutions towards the cities of tomorrow.