Absence Of Light
The impact of movement and speed on spatial experience is the key inspiration for the design of this bridge in Rotterdam. A transient image is captured as a permanent reality in this design which does away with conventional lamp-post lighting. Instead the bridge is lit 'of itself'. The bridge is constructed in concrete in combination with glass 'dots'. These units, which were specially developed by a supplier of glass and light, are made entirely of glass through which daylight travels and illuminates the space under the bridge during daytime. These glass units are fitted with 2,500 LED modules and provide sufficient and even light for the roadway. Oblique columns have been used in the design accentuating the linear edges of the bridge. the pillars (4 fingers) on the underside are visually link...


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