Here's a movie we filmed with designer Daan Roosegaarde about his concepts for glow-in-the-dark roads and responsive street lamps to make highways safer, one of five projects honoured at last week's INDEX: Award.
The concepts proposed by his studio to make road infrastructure safer and more energy efficient include photo-luminescent paint to mark out traffic lanes, temperature-responsive road paint to warn drivers of icy conditions and interactive street lamps that come on as vehicles approach then dim as they pass. Find out more about the project in our previous story.
Announced at a ceremony in Denmark last Thursday, the INDEX: Awards are presented annually to projects that address world challenges.
The Smart Highway project was one of two recipients in the community category, along with a climate adaptation plan for Copenhagen.
Other winners across the four other categories include spice-infused paper to keep fruits and vegetables ripe, a tiny computer to teach young people about computer programming and a birth simulation learning kit in a ruck sack. Read more about this year's winners here.
- And Nowhere a Shadow by Cohen Van Balen …at Future Perfect
- Yi Chair by Michael Young for EOQ
- Jet Set by Jaime Hayón
- Clouds by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
- Mirror Virus by Pieke Bergmans
- Downtown by Roderick Vos
- Fuck You and the Horse You Rode in On by… Kelly McCallum
- Osmosis Interactive Arena by Arik Levy
- IE-tag by Naruse Inokuma Architects
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