The underground car park Boulevard Zeezijde wins the BNA Best Dutch Building of the Year 2016

The underground car park Boulevard Zeezijde in Katwijk aan Zee is the winner of the BNA Best Dutch Building of the Year. The structure, which is hardly visible from the dunes, was selected from a total of eight nominations. The winner of the public prize this year is also the underground car park in Katwijk aan Zee. BB-Lightconcepts is proud to have provided the lighting in this car park.

A team of architects, urban designers, landscape architects/gardeners and engineers from Royal HaskoningDHV took two years to design and build the car park on behalf of the local authority of Katwijk aan Zee. The car park forms part of the new Dutch practice of 'working with nature', in response to the rising sea levels and the need to protect coastal biodiversity.

The car park is a 'very beautiful object', in the view of the jury, connecting the resort and the sea with its natural look. Both the visible and underground sections of the car park were well designed: the lighting, the contours, the position of the columns; it seems as though every detail has been carefully considered, while the execution is almost flawless. For the jury, this project is proof that with united forces you can achieve more than from separate disciplines, which is just one of the ways in which this project is exemplary.

The underground car park Boulevard Zeezijde is the first car park in the Netherlands which received a certificate for its environment friendly LED-lighting system. In addition, the car park is the first car park in the Netherlands where BB-Lightconcepts combined her LED lighting with a Park Assist system. The Park Assist installation is a parking guidance system which points customers to the free parking spaces which reduces the search traffic. The signaling function works with colours, as the customer wishes. In the underground car park in Katwijk aan Zee means  green available, red occupied, blue disabled and yellow a charging point.  

The Intertraffic Amsterdam is one of the largest and most influential international exhibitions for transport infrastructure, traffic management, road safety and parking. It takes place on the 5th - 8th April in Amsterdam.

The following companies represent BB-lightconcepts on the Intertraffic 2016: TKH Group (stand 11.601), Park Assist (stand 03.203), Carlo Gavazzi (stand 01.442) and Agmi Traffic and Lighting (stand 11.105)

The featured image shows the TKH Group stand. The TKH group stand consists of subsidiaries Isolectra, Techno Specials, Eldra and Siqura.

Here are a number of innovations which you can find at these stands:
•    BB LEDlightpipe with energy efficient and glare-free LED lighting;
•    BB LEDlightpipe lighting with Park guidance system integration and the ‘Find Your Car’ kiosk;
•    The BB LEDlightpipe specially designed for tunnel lighting.

Registration is free until the 28th of March 2016.

Opening hours are as follows: Tuesday 5th to thursday 7th of April: 10:00 - 17:00 hours
Friday 8 April: 10:00 - 16:00 hours

More information about the exhibition and the exhibitors can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you at the Intertraffic!

Park Assist will install the L4 system which combines LED lighting with camera based parking guidance at Legacy West in 2016. Legacy West located in Plano, Texas will be the first North American site with the L4 system, joining the growing list of properties in Europe with this groundbreaking technology. Legacy West is a 97 hectare mixed-use site developed by Karahan Companies that will include retail, dining, and residential tenants, in addition to various corporate headquarters for Toyota, JPMorgan Chase and FedEx.

The L4 system combines the efficient BB LED Lightpipe, which uses 60% less electricity than traditional lighting, with Park Assist’s camera based parking guidance system. A Lightpipe is an elongated circular source of LED lighting designed specifically for parking garages. Not only does the L4 system provide energy efficient LED lighting but the system also provides all the features and functionality of our M4 system.

Fehmi Karahan, CEO of Karahan Companies said, “At Legacy West, we will be delivering a world-class experience from the moment customers enter our property. The L4 system provides energy saving lighting, a stress-free parking experience for our customers, as well as enhanced security coverage. Park Assist is a perfect fit for our vision of a high-end, best amenities offered at our development and we’re very excited to be the first to bring this innovative parking technology to North America.”
Legacy West parkers will enjoy an effortless parker experience, with guidance to all four parking garages and back to their car using Park Assist’s Find Your Car™ feature. Park Assist’s software features Park Alerts and Park Surveillance will be utilized to provide a heightened level of security and peace-of-mind to Legacy West customers. The projected project completion date is Summer 2016. 

On Wednesday 27th, and Thursday 28th of Januari 2016 we are atending the leading trade fair for LED lighting in the Benelux, the LED Expo. The exhibition is organized in the Langstraathal, Brabanthallen Den Bosch.

We invite you cordially to visit us at booth K4.

We will be presenting our latest product developments in energy efficient glare-free lighting. Visit our booth to experience the BB LEDlightpipe product and see its unique features such as durability, vandal resistance and dimmability.

With the special invitation code below you can order free tickets (worth € 45, - per person) via


More information about the fair, about the workshops and trainings, OVL & Outdoor Pavilion, the LED Dome and route reachability, visit

We hope to see you at our booth.