Sensor-Laden Tunnel Reacts To The Pace Of Passing Footsteps
Interactive sculpture increases safety and gives pedestrians a chance to reflect as they pass through.
Walking through a tunnel late at night can be worrying for most people, but this interactive pathway guides the way, keeping you safe and making sure you get to where you need to be.
The interactive sound and light sculpture is called “Transit Mantra,” capable of guiding pedestrians and cyclists through the dark Dutmala tunnel in Eindhoven, Netherlands. The thoroughfare was thought up by Amsterdam-based designers Knol Ontwerp, opening in August of this year.
Inspired by the history of Eindhoven, a city made up of clusters of former villages, a characteristic that is still there for all to see when visiting the city today. Based on the notion of “being in transit,” the swarm-like installation seeks to enhance this experience, offering people a chance to reflect on their way through the tunnel.