Holland’s Green Light District
February 14, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Things are looking up in this green Dutch town. In a mainly pedestrian street adjacent to a shopping mall in Eindhoven, one of the greenest cities in the Netherlands, design firm BYTR suggested that public space be cleared of lampposts and small planters to allow for their contribution to the city’s greening effort.
Their design, Greenspotlight combines the two elements of greenery and street lighting into a single integrated design: a public space green public light whose shade is formed from living plants utilizing a ring of integrated planters at the bottom. The lights are hung from cables between the walls of the street’s buildings.
Photos: Ernie Buts