darc awards / architectural winners unveiled at darc night

Jonathan Howard of DHA Designs collects the darc award 2018 for Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum.

(UK) – DHA Designs picked up the Best of the Best darc award at darc night, the darc awards / architectural ceremony, which took place at MC Motors in London on December 6th.

Christmas came early this year, as the winners of the 2018 darc awards / architectural were unveiled at darc night, a special Christmas party held at MC Motors in London on December 6th, complete with street food, a free bar, and thirteen Christmas tree-themed light installations by top lighting designers and manufacturers.

The winners were:

STRUCTURES: Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: Coralarium, Maldives by Mushroom Lighting

STRUCTURES: Best Exterior Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Agemar Headquarters, Greece by Eleftheria Deko Lighting Design

PLACES: Best Interior Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: Ambience, Australia by Ambience

PLACES: Best Interior Lighting Scheme – High Budget: Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum, UK by DHA Designs

SPACES: Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – Low Budget: Black Prince Road, UK by Michael Grubb Studio

SPACES: Best Landscape Lighting Scheme – High Budget: The Lava Tunnel, Iceland, by EFLA

ART: Best Light Art Scheme – Low Budget: Aperture, UK by Visual Energy

ART: Best Light Art Scheme – High Budget: Skalar, Germany by Christopher Bauder and WHITEvoid

EVENT: Best Creative Lighting Event: Lumiere Durham, UK by Artichoke

KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Exterior Luminaires: 3D LED Flex 100 IP66 by Radiant Architectural Lighting

KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Interior Luminaires: Atto by Precision Lighting

KIT: Best Architectural Lighting Products – Technology: Bluetooth Lighting Controls by Xicato

darc award – Best of the Best: Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum, UK by DHA Designs

darc night marked the conclusion of a record-breaking six month process which saw more than 400 entries submitted (up from 300 last year), including 100 entries in the PLACES – High category, and more than 100 entries in the KIT categories.

Altogether projects from 50 countries were entered, and there were more than 7,000 votes, making this year’s awards the most hotly contested yet.

The unique presentation format, free bar, street food and impressive lighting installations all contributed to a hugely enjoyable and creative evening for the more than 600 lighting designers, interior designers and architects in attendance.

The installations on show at darc night were created by Nulty (in association with Linea Light Group), dpa (Targetti), Michael Grubb Studios (Ligman), Arup (formalighting), Lichtvision (EcoSense), 18 Degrees (Delta Light), MBLD (LED Linear), Speirs + Major (Osram), Hoare Lea (Lite), BDP (L&L Luce&Light), Light Bureau (Atrium), Superteam (Pulsar) and Light4 (Fagerhult).

After a vote on the night by visitors, an award for the best installation was presented to 18 Degrees and Delta Light for their installation, entitled Carousel.

The darc awards / architectural, organised by [d]arc media together with creative consultants Light Collective, is a celebration of the best lighting design around the world, and is the world’s only peer-to-peer lighting design awards.

www.darcawards.com/architectural

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