The sustainable art installations use wind generated from passing cars to light up the historic Dutch dike structure. The permanent piece of artwork involved restoring 60 floodgates and covering them with light-reflecting prisms.
From Studio Roosegaarde in the Netherlands, the Gates of Light Project is one of three installations part of Icoon Afsluitdijk, a government-commissioned design program with a goal to enhance "the innovative character of the legendary 32 kilometer Dutch dike whilst highlighting its key functions: water protection and heritage, energy and mobility as an exemplary model of a smart landscape for today and tomorrow." The sustainable art installations also generate shareable power. The other two elements of Iccon Afsluitdijk are Windvogel and Glowing Nature.
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