Waterlicht - CODAworx


Submitted by Daan Roosegaarde


Client: Dutch Waterboard

Location: Waterschap Rijn en IJssel Westervoort, Netherlands

Completion date: 2015

Project Team


Daan Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde


Studio Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde


WATERLICHT is the dream landscape about the power and poetry of water. As a virtual flood, it shows how high the water could reach without human intervention. 


Innovation is a natural part of the DNA of the Dutch landscape through its dikes and creative thinking, yet we almost seem to have forgotten this. WATERLICHT is a powerful and poetic experience to remember.


WATERLICHT consists of wavy lines of light made with the latest LED technology, software and lenses. 
Originally created for the Dutch District Water Board Rijn & IJssel, the artwork has now travelled to the Museumplein in Amsterdam, Nuit Blanche in Paris, France and UNESCO Schokland, the Netherlands. WATERLICHT will continue its journey to create more water awareness.