Hofplein is a huge traffic roundabout in the city center of Rotterdam, which really needs an update. Juurlink + Geluk designed a new square and the city of Rotterdam asked Beersnielsen for the lighting design.
The focus in the new design is green, a lot of space for pedestrians and a safer, more friendly city square, where you want to be instead of passing it as soon as possible.
The lighting design is quite a puzzle. Combining tram wiring, and public lighting, dealing with large spans and traffic lights and signs. Besides this technical task, it is interesting to make choices in the lighting of the famous fountain and it’s surrounding trees, creating a friendly and safe environment.
Want to know more? Read about it at the website of Rotterdam.