Van Gogh Path

The light emitting bicycle path which glows at night inspired by Van Gogh Starry Night.

Van Gogh Path

Van Gogh Path

VAN GOGH PATH is the light emitting bicycle path which glows at night, made of thousands twinkling stones inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night. VAN GOGH PATH is a part of the SMART HIGHWAY project.

Winner of Best Future Concept, Dutch Design Award, Accenture Innovation Award, and INDEX Award Denmark.

The location of the VAN GOGH PATH is the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883-1885 in Eindhoven and Nuenen NL. VAN GOGH PATH celebrates this cultural heritage and connects it with innovation. The VAN GOGH PATH charges at day-time and glows at night. It creates a place of wonder and inspiration, but is also an enhancement of public safety and local tourism.

VAN GOGH PATH is a part of SMART HIGHWAY, which 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.

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.

Specifications:

2012-2020. Smart coatings, concrete, and other media. Concept and Design by Studio Roosegaarde and constructed with the engineers from Heijmans.

Clients:

Joint venture of Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans N.V. with the support of the Province of Brabant, the city of Eindhoven, Van Gogh Heritage Foundation, and the city of Nuenen.

Awards:

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

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Van Gogh Path
Van Gogh Path
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