Glowing Lines

Glowing Lines

Smart Highway

GLOWING LINES charge during day-time and glow at night for several hours to create an iconic highway experience and increase safety. The project is part of the SMART HIGHWAY.

Glowing Lines

The first GLOWING LINES have been realised after a trial period of 3 months in the Netherlands, and glows up to eight hours at night. GLOWING LINES will further be developed and launched internationally.

SMART HIGHWAY are interactive and sustainable roads of tomorrow by Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure. Its goal is to make smart roads by using light, energy and information that interact with the traffic situation. SMART HIGHWAY consists of projects Glowing Lines, Dynamic Paint, Interactive Light, Induction Priority Lane, and Road Printer.

VAN GOGH PATH shares the same vision, made of thousands twinkling stones inspired by 'Starry Night'. The path combines innovation with cultural heritage in the town of Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883.

The collaboration between Roosegaarde and Heijmans is a true example of innovative industry. The design and interactivity by Studio Roosegaarde and the craftsmanship of Heijmans are fused into one common goal: innovation of the Dutch landscape.

SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.
SMART HIGHWAYS are interactive and sustainable roads of today.

Specifications:

2012-2015. Smart coatings, energy harvesting, sensors and other media. Concept and Design by Studio Roosegaarde and the engineers from Heijmans.

Clients:

Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans N.V. with the support of the Province of Brabant, the city of Eindhoven, the city of Oss, and BKKC.

Awards:

Best Future Concept, Dutch Design Award, NL. Accenture Innovation Award, NL. INDEX Award, DM.

CNN covers our Smart Highway
Roosegaarde’s Smart Highway featured by CNN as an example for innovative transport system - now live on CNN.
'Awesome Glowing Roads of the Future' at WIRED
'Awesome Glowing Roads of the Future' at WIRED
Journalist Liz Stinson interviews Daan Roosegaarde about his new design at WIRED. 'There is 80 percent bullshit to get 20 percent beauty' Roosegaarde says. 'But it is worth it.'
Movie of first Glowing Highway
Movie of first Glowing Highway
Watch the beautiful official movie of our new glowing Smart Highway. Glowing Lines are lines which collect energy during the day and give light in the evening. Here the landscape becomes an experience of light, safety and beauty. Open for public now at N329 Oss NL. Press Release.