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Amsterdam’s Light Festival Sets the City Aglow With Magical LED Installations

Posted By Ana Lisa On January 25, 2013 @ 5:00 pm In Art,carousel showcase,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Gallery,Green Lighting | 1 Comment

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With plenty of brilliant works from both Dutch and international artists, the forty-four day-long Light Festival [1] offers a great excuse to visit the charming Dutch city. One of the event’s main features is a beautiful 230-foot aerial sculpture suspended on the Amstel River, by Janet Echelman [2] that maps the height of a tsunami wave. Belgians Odeaubois [3] and ACT Lighting design presented OVO, a multi-sensory installation shaped like an egg, suspended on water pool and liit by colored LED [4] lights.

Another piece on show was a bridge made from repurposed old bikes—items easily found in the Dutch capital. The InterContinental Amsterdam Amstel Hotel [5] also took part in the fantastic winter wonderland event, featuring playful shadows and lights projections on its intricate façade ovelooking the Amstel River. An explosion of light, color and high-tech sustainable innovation around the city, the Amsterdam [6] Light Festival ran until January 20th.

+ Amsterdam Light Festival [7]

Photo © Amsterdam Light Festival

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URLs in this post:

[1] Light Festival: http://inhabitat.com/enormous-anglerfish-on-wheels-storm-sydneys-vivid-light-festival-in-australia/

[2] Janet Echelman: http://www.echelman.com/amsterdamlightfestival.html

[3] Odeaubois: http://www.odeaubois.be/

[4] LED: http://inhabitat.com/belgiums-festival-of-lights-boasts-a-cathedral-made-from-55000-led-bulbs/

[5] InterContinental Amsterdam Amstel Hotel: http://amsterdam.intercontinental.com/

[6] Amsterdam: http://inhabitat.com/amsterdams-proef-restaurant-features-recycled-furniture-and-serves-only-local-organic-food/

[7] + Amsterdam Light Festival: http://www.amsterdamlightfestival.com/en/

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