Amsterdam’s Alley of Light

The Amsterdam Light Festival of 2014-2015 is a true definition of a sparkling world. Designed by Serge Schoemaker Architects and Digiluce, the installation is located in an open urban space; 2000 handmade lights are hung in a ten by twelve meter installation that rises a meter above ground level. The Alley of Light consists of a black steel cage construction that has 320 vertical strings with six lights on each. The installation represents the qualities of the city of Amsterdam; open, dynamic, and enchanting.

Courtesy of Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce

Courtesy of Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce

Therefore, a unique programmed variation of light patterns that never repeats is an eye-catching, bright way to represent those features. This system of lighting is inspired from underwater lighting effects. The installation can be seen from far and it never fails to draw people to come within the alley to experience the installation from close. The alley of light can represent a great spatial experience that varies from an enclosed and intimate space to an open and borderless area depending on the strength of the lighting; lit to dim. This unique experience is also accompanied by music on site.

Courtesy of Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce

Courtesy of Serge Schoemaker Architects & Digiluce

By:Ala’ Abuhasan

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