Ten award winners representing architectural lighting design projects from nine countries—the most diverse group of projects in recent memory—comprise the 30th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. The winners were recognized at a presentation held April 24, 2013, at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Of the 10 projects recognized, one entry earned a Special Citation, six earned Awards of Merit and three earned Awards of Excellence.
Rosemarie Allaire, IALD, IALD International Lighting Design Awards Chair, shared her excitement about this year’s award-winning projects. “The IALD received more than 220 submissions, drawn from all over the world, for this landmark year in the IALD Awards program. These projects were intriguing and inspiring; it was an honor to witness so many creative and innovative lighting projects from our talented industry. Each of these projects demonstrates unique and distinctive design solutions to enhance the architectural experience.”
The highest point score winner across all categories, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, receives the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design. Winners of the Radiance Award do not know in advance of their Radiance Award-winning status—only that they should be present at the evening’s award ceremony. The excitement is quite palpable at the event, which also serves as a fundraising dinner for the IALD Education Trust.
As the longest-running award program recognizing architectural lighting design excellence, receiving an IALD award nod is universally heralded as the top honor in the lighting design industry. The results of the 30th Annual Lighting Design Awards underscore the IALD’s commitment to recognizing quality lighting as defined by aesthetic and technical expertise. As project focus and lighting codes mandate a shift in paradigm to lighting that is sustainable and maintainable, rigorous judging criteria ensures the IALD International Lighting Design Awards remains relevant, mirroring the global design environment. Over the years this program has become an industry benchmark, setting the bar in a position that requires adherence to the highest quality lighting design parameters.
The IALD International Lighting Design Awards program honors lighting design that reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement.
Only those projects demonstrating consistent design quality and technical expertise receive award recognition after three straight days of judging.
Winners include the following:
RADIANCE AWARD: HAFENCITY-UNIVERSITY SUBWAY STATION, Gerd Pfarré, FIALD, Pfarré Lighting Design, Hamburg, Germany
EXCELLENCE: SILO 468, Tapio Rosenius, IALD, Lighting Design Collective, Helsinki, Finland
EXCELLENCE: CROWN TOWERS EASTERN ENTRY, Paul Beale, IALD, Electrolight, Melbourne, Australia
MERIT: BURLINGTON ARCADE, Andrew Howis, Speirs + Major, London
MERIT: CITÉ DU SURF ET DE L’OCEAN, Hervé Descottes, L’Observatoire International, Biarritz, France
MERIT: LAKEWOOD CEMETERY GARDEN MAUSOLEUM, Tao Ham, IALD, HGA Architects + Engineers, Minneapolis
MERIT: TOKYO SKYTREE, Hirohito Totsune, Associate IALD, Sirius Lighting Office Inc., Tokyo
MERIT: SNEAKEROLOGY, Paul Beale, IALD, Electrolight, Sydney, Australia
MERIT: KUNMING CHANGSHUI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Dr. Xin Yingjie, Shanghai Grandar Light Art + Technology, Kunming City, China
CITATION: QATAR NATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE BANQUETING SUITE, Lee Prince, IALD, Light and Design Associates, Doha, Qatar
View photos and learn more about the winners on IALD’s website.
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