GLOW Route 2016
This year, GLOW has a route, consisting of a loop of 3.5 kilometres across the University of Technology area and a loop of 4.2 kilometres through the city centre of Eindhoven. The city centre route runs across 18 Septemberplein, Emmasingel, Vestdijk to Stadhuisplein. Then, the route goes into the direction of the Catharina Church, across the Markt, Dommelstraat and heading up to the Dommel tunnel. A large part of the GLOW Next projects will be exhibited at the University of Technology area. This year, ‘the science area’ will be literally be connected to the light art works in the city centre. Light makes technique appeal to the imagination, it becomes truly magical. The route starts and ends at the Eindhoven Brandstore (Tourist Information Office) at Stationsplein near the Central Station.
Theme 2016 City & Science
GLOW highlights the strong connection between the city of Eindhoven and Light. In 1870, the match industry got to a considerable growth in the city and in1891, Philips established a light bulb factory here. Nowadays more than ever, Eindhoven has become a pioneering city and natural incubator for talents in the field of creativity and technology. By offering specialised educations and institutions, the city has an enormous knowledge potential. This is clearly visible in the constant development of high-quality technology and cutting-edge design. Amongst others, engineers, designers, scientists and artists work together to create innovative light concepts, - techniques and insights. These light concepts together form GLOW Next, a special platform for innovative, new projects. The last couple of years, GLOW Next was exhibited at Strijp-S. This year, GLOW Next will be integrated into the GLOW route.