VAN GOGH PATH by Studio Roosegaard

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“The goal is to make smart roads by using light, energy and road signs that interact with the traffic situation. “

This projects is aimed at combining an environmental sustainable solution with a creative urban space. Thanks to the solar energy, the designer Roosegaarde has achieved a new way of integrating, in the urban landscape, both a bicycle path and a lighting system. Furthermore, this projects allows the people to become aware of the electricity that is not only needed but also genenerated in this bicycle path.

“Smart Highways are interactive and sustainable roads of tomorrow by designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure.(…) Glowing Lines are lines that charge at day-time, and glow at night for eight hours. The first road has been realised, and will be further launched international. The recent Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path is made of thousands twinkling stones inspired by ‘Starry Night’. The path combines innovation with cultural heritage in the city of Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883. (…) The design and interactivity from Studio Roosegaarde and the craftsmanship of Heijmans are fused into one common goal: innovation of the Dutch landscape. Smart Highway has been awarded with a Dutch Design Award, Accenture Innovation Award, and is winner of the INDEX Award 2013.”

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(via Roosegaarde Studio)

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