First of all, the lamp replaces the many different lampposts that would otherwise be necessary to illuminate the square. As a result, the square can be kept visually open and the marvellous sightline along the Doctor Nassaulaan and the Torenlaan remains intact.
The lamp also infuses equilibrium in the square, by forming a visual counterpart to the Josefkerk (church) that dominates the square. At the same time, the lamp allows the less dominant buildings opposite the church their own integrity.
The form and composition of the lamp have been designed in such as way that the movement of traffic participants across the square is accentuated: the lamp looks different from every angle and seems to move with the spectator.
Finally, the lamp gives the square an explicit marker as a component of the renewed avenue structure and as one of the entrances to the city centre.
IMAGE CREDIT | MD Landschapsarchitecten