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Rogier van der Heide, Designer, The Netherlands
Born 1970 (age 46–47)
Bennebroek, The Netherlands
Occupation Architect
Awards IALD Radiance Award
Lighting Designer of the Year Award
International Lighting Designer Award of Excellence
Edison Award of Excellence
Red Dot Award Best of the Best
iF Gold Award
FX Design Award
Projects Star Place, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Galleria West, Seoul, South Korea
Amsterdam Public Library, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Wellcome Wing at the Science Museum, London, UK
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, USA
Prada Fall Winter 08–09 Fashion Show, Milan, Italy
Design Galleria West, Seoul
Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Abu Dhabi
YAS Marina Hotel, Abu Dhabi, Star Place, Kaohsiung

There is the idea that, when we look at things, it is the yellow light that helps us the most, that we are the most sensitive for. But our circadian rhythms, which are the rhythms that help us to wake and sleep and be alert and relaxed and so forth and so on, they are much more triggered by blue light.
Rogier van der Heide
There is actually a physical connection between light and our health and wellbeing.
Rogier van der Heide
By modulating the amount of blue in our environment, we can help people to relax, or to be alert; to fall asleep, or to stay awake.
Rogier van der Heide
By appreciating the darkness when you design the light, you create much more interesting environments that truly enhance our lives.
Rogier van der Heide
We have to rethink the way we light our cities. We have to think again about light as a default solution. Why are all these motorways permanently lit? Is it really needed? Can we maybe be much more selective and create better environments that also benefit from darkness? Can we be more gentle with light?
Rogier van der Heide
Imagination is an instrument of survival.