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Twinkling Walkways

Promenade of Stars in Geneva's Place du Molard Made of LED Lights

— May 19, 2009 — Art & Design
What could be more romantic than a twinkling walkway in Europe? These glittering cobblestones can be found in Geneva and are created with tiny, eco-friendly LED lights embedded between in the ground at the Place du Molard.

"As the sun begins to set, the LEDs begin to shine, giving the square a magical aura," MediaArchitecture explains.
"When the Place du Molard was renovated, it was paved with cobble stones, identical to those which one already finds in the city center. Two thousand resin paving stones have been set in between, covering half a percent of the surface of the place."

The twinkling walkway was designed to be a reflection of Lake Geneva, mimicking the soothing sparkles that glisten on the surface of the lake, reflecting both the dazzling Swiss city lights and stars above on crystal clear nights.

Image Sources: Wikimedia | LandscapeAndUrbanism
Trend Themes
1. Twinkling Walkways - Implementing LED lights in walkways to create a magical and romantic ambiance.
2. Eco-friendly Lighting - Utilizing LED lights as a sustainable and energy-efficient alternative for outdoor illumination.
3. Reflective Design - Using design elements that mimic natural elements like water to create visually stunning spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Urban Planning - Opportunity for urban planners to incorporate innovative lighting solutions into public spaces for improved aesthetics and ambiance.
2. Lighting Technology - LED manufacturers can explore the market for outdoor LED lighting solutions that offer eco-friendly and visually appealing options.
3. Tourism and Hospitality - Hotels, resorts, and tourist destinations can leverage twinkling walkways to enhance the guest experience and attract visitors seeking unique and romantic environments.
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