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Daan Rossegaarde uses light art to breathe new life into an iconic Dutch dike

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 07, 2016 01:03 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified Sep 06, 2016

Built mostly by hand in 1932, the Afsluitdijk is a 32-kilometer-long dike that has protected the Netherlands from flooding for nearly a century. As part of a plan to renovate and strengthen the dike, the Dutch government commissioned Studio Roosegaarde to celebrate the dike through art. Roosegaarde’s Icoon Afsluitdijk will use a mix of light sources to enhance the infrastructure’s beauty, from bioluminescent algae to colorful LED lasers. Icoon Afsluitdijk comprises four major elements:...






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