The Smog Free Project - Photo by Derrick Wang. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

The Smog Free Project – Photo by Derrick Wang. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Beijing,China – The Smog Free Project by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and a team of designers and experts debuted at Beijing Design Week as the largest air purifier in the world. The project consists in a 7 meters-high tower able to clean 30.000m3 per hour via patented ozone-free ion technology.


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The Smog Free Tower, the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner designed by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is seen between chimneys as the artist presents his The Smog Free Project at D-751 art zone in Beijing September 29, 2016. The Smog Free Project consist of 7-meter tall the Smog Free Tower, the large air purifier that creates an area of clean air around it and the Smog Free Jewellery that are made of compressed smog particles. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj.

The Smog Free Project is about the dream of clean air and the beginning of a journey towards smarter cities”. Says Daan Roosegarde to ArchiPanic. The tower captures and collects more than 75% of the PM2.5 and PM10 airborne smog particles. Making use of a small amount of green electricity, it releases clean air with a 360-degree coverage.

The Smog Free Project - Photo by Derrick Wang. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Photo by Derrick Wang.

Supported by the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection, the installation was presented during Beijing Design Week at 751 D.Park and will be touring the globe in the next months.


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The Smog Free Tower, the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner designed by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is seen at former industrial zone, now D-751 art district, as the artist presents his The Smog Free Project in Beijing September 29, 2016. The Smog Free Project consist of 7-meter tall the Smog Free Tower, the large air purifier that creates an area of clean air around it and the Smog Free Jewellery that are made of compressed smog particles. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

The Project was inspired by numerous travels in China and particularly by a visit to Beijing in 2013 when I couldn’t look up out of the hotel room and children were kept indoors due to the severity of the smog”.

The Smog Free Project - Photo by Lard Buurman. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Photo by Lard Buurman.

More than 80% of people in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed World Health Organization limits. The project serves also as an inspiration for citizens, governments, NGOs, pro-bicycle campaigns and the clean-tech industry to become part of the solution, working together to make cities smog free.

The Smog Free Project - Photo by Chas Pope. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Photo by Chas Pope.

The Smog Free Project is a part of Roosegaarde’s larger oeuvre Landscapes of the Future which connects people, technology and space to improve the quality of daily life in urban environments.


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The Smog Free Project - Photo by Derrick Wang. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Photo by Derrick Wang.

Along with the tower, Daan Roosegarde designed also a Smog Free Jewellery collection comprising rings and cufflinks made from compressed smog particles collected from the Smog Free Tower. “By sharing a Smog Free Ring, you donate 1000m3 of clean air” says Daan Roosegarde.

The Smog Free Ring made of compressed smog particles collected by the world's largest smog vacuum cleaner designed by Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde as part of his The Smog Free Project is presented at D-751 art zone in Beijing September 29, 2016. The Smog Free Project consist of 7-meter tall the Smog Free Tower, the large air purifier that creates an area of clean air around it and the The Smog Free Project - Smog Free Jewellery that are made of compressed smog particles. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

“We warmly welcome Smog Free Project to Beijing. This project is key in our agenda to promote clean air as a “green lifestyle” among Chinese citizens”. Says Liu Guozheng, Secretary-General of The China Forum of Environmental Journalists.

The Smog Free Project - Photo by Derrick Wang. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Photo by Derrick Wang.

Photos by Derrick Wang, Lard Buurman, Chas Pope and Reuters – Courtesy of Studio Daan Roosegarde.

The Smog Free Project - Photo by Derrick Wang. Courtesy of Studio Roosegarde.

Photo by Derrick Wang.