Glowing street lines that collect energy during the day and give light in the evening, have been installed after having been tested in and durability and user experience.
The landscape becomes an experience of light and information. On a side the new lines increase visibility and safety, on the other driving through N329 offer a fairy-tale experience.
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Based on this pilot, the Smart Highway project will be launched internationally. The 12th of November Roosegaarde and Heijmans will launch the next Smart Highway project, the first unique Van Gogh-Roosegaarde light emitting bicycle path.
This cultural spinoff is inspired by Van Gogh’s masterpiece ‘Starry Night’, and gives cyclists the opportunity to experience a modern version of this painting in an innovative landscape of light. The path is part of the historic Van Gogh route in Nuenen, the Netherlands.
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Artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. With “techno-poetry” projects ranging from fashion to architecture his interactive designs are tactile high-tech environments in which viewer and space become one.
Heijmans is a listed company that combines activities related to real estate development, residential building, non-residential building, technical services and infrastructure.
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Photos: courtesy of Studio Roosegaarde.