World’s first urban sun cleans public space from coronavirus for better human gatherings

World's first urban sun cleans public space from coronavirus for better human gatherings

Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers, external experts and scientists took on the challenge of discovering how the power of light can be used to fight viruses and thus improve our well-being. Research shows that although traditional 254nm UV light is harmful, new far UVC light with a wavelength of 222 nanometers can actually disinfect viruses safely. Urban Sun, a project in development by Studio Roosegaarde, shines a large circle of this distant UVC light in public spaces, cleaning those spaces from the coronavirus. It acts as an additional level of protection compared to current government rules. Urban Sun aims to inspire hope. It fights the negative impact of social isolation by aiming to improve cultural gatherings, sporting events, public places and schoolyards.

Urban Sun debuts as first to StudioRoosegaarde.net with the potential for future exhibitions. The project is supported by the Dutch Council of Public Health and Society Council. Urban Sun is created by the Roosegaarde team, in collaboration with external experts and scientists from the Netherlands, the United States, Japan and Italy. Urban Sun’s distant UVC light source is measured and calibrated by the Dutch National …

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