SMART HIGHWAY are interactive and sustainable roads of tomorrow by designer Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure. Its goal is to make smart roads by using light, energy and information that interact with the traffic situation.
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 internationally.
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 town of Nuenen NL, the place where Van Gogh lived in 1883.
New designs include Dynamic Paint, Interactive Light, Induction Priority Lane and Road Printer.
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 Highway has been awarded a Dutch Design Award and an Accenture Innovation Award, and won the INDEX Award 2013.
2012-2015. Smart paints, energy harvesting, sensors and other media. Concept and Design by Studio Roosegaarde and the engineers from Heijmans. Location Glowing Lines. Location Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path.
Joint venture of Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans N.V. with the support of the Province of Brabant, the cities of Eindhoven and Oss, and BKKC.