Daan Roosegaarde is a Dezeen Awards 2020 judge

"Good design triggers curiosity for a better future" says Dezeen Awards judge Daan Roosegaarde

With less than two weeks left to enter Dezeen Awards 2020, we asked our judges what they hope to see from this year's entrants. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde says he is looking for something radical.

"Good design triggers curiosity for a better future," says Roosegaarde. "So I will be looking for radical statements and the talent to make them reality."

Rotterdam-based Studio Roosegaarde won the lighting design of the year award as well as the design project of the year award with their project Windvogel at the first ever Dezeen Awards in 2018.

This year, Roosegaarde has joined our star-studded panel of 75 industry professionals alongside Norman Foster, Paola Antonelli, Patrik Schumacher and Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg.

"I read Dezeen when I was studying arts, it was part of my life,” said Roosegaarde, who founded his own studio in 2007. To now be an active part, winning a Dezeen Award and now judging is a great way to be connected with the community."

Studio Roosegaarde was founded in 2007 and aims to design "landscapes of the future" by building smart sustainable prototypes for the cities of tomorrow. Their work has been exhibited globally, including at the Tate Modern, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum and the Tokyo National Museum.

Roosegaarde is a visiting university professor and also discusses his concepts at international conferences, including the World Economic Forum, where he was named a young global leader.

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