An interactive bike path in the Netherlands that glows at night

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Daan Roosegaarde has an interactive Bike path in the Netherlands Designed by Vincent van Gogh based on the example of the “Starry Night”. The unique, 600 meter long cycle path runs in the area of ​​Eindhoven, where the artist lived from 1883 to 1885. The cycle path consists of thousands of stones that glow impressively at night. The design of Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans is part of a joint venture between the city of Eindhoven, Eindhoven 365, the provinces of Van Gogh-Brabant, Vrijetijdshuis-Brabant and Routebureau-Brabant.

The unique, glowing bike path in the Netherlands

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The glowing stones are charged by sunlight during the day and emit light at night. They form different patterns along the way that are best seen in the dark. A modern take on the famous work of Vincent van Gogh. Heritage and innovation merge in this new landscape. The Van Gogh cycle path by Roosegaarde uses the light-emitting technology of the smart motorway concept – another joint project by Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans for the motorway of the future. The final design of the bike path is to be experienced in 2014.

Cycle path in the Netherlands based on the “Starry Night” model by Vincent van Gogh

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the designer Daan Roosegaarde


the bike path is 600 meters long

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