Acte Lumière wins Codega Prize

The winners of the Codega Prize at the ceremony in Villa Foscarini, Venice.

(Italy) – Jean-Yves Soetinck follows darc awards win with Codega Prize for his Strasbourg Cathedral project.

The fifth edition of the Codega Prize, the international awards programme for LED solutions and lighting design excellence, was attended by over 130 people from the lighting industry at the wonderful setting of Villa Foscarini in Venice on 13th October.

The Prize is promoted and organized by international associations such as Assodel (Italian Federation of Electronics Clusters) in partnership with IDEA (International Distribution of Electronics Association) and under the patronage of APIL (Italian Association of Lighting Professionals), AILD (Italian Association of Lighting Designers), A-PDI (Asociacion Disenadores de Illuminacion).

The judges panel consisted of Silvio Baronchelli, President of Assodel and Tecnoimprese, organisers of Illuminotronica and the Codega Prize; Stefano Catucci, Teacher of Aesthetics at the Faculty of Architecture at ‘La Sapienza’, University of Rome; Francesco Iannone, founder of Consuline lighting design; Paul James, publisher / editor-in-chief of arc magazine; Massimo Malaguti, Past Director of the Univeneto Foundation; Fabio Peron, Associate Professor of Environmental Physics at the IUAV University of Venice; Thomas Römhild Director of the Architectural Lighting Design at Wismar University; Maurizio Rossi, Director of Laboratorio Luce; Esther Torellò, publisher of Lightecture; and Paola Urbano, lighting designer and co-founder of APIL.

First prize in the Lighting Design category went to Strasbourg Cathedral by French lighting design studio Acte Lumière, with principal Jean-Yves Soetinck in attendance to collect the award.

The judges stated: “A classic setting of the project with a perfect application of lighting technics. The result represents an elegant and conservative approach of the architectural principles.”

Second place went to the IMX Spiral – Zeleno Park by ACTLD for “an innovative project thanks to the use of “media façade” technologies realized in an architectural, creative and original way. A perfect integration between architecture and lighting technologies”.

PCK control room, realised by Lichtvision, won the third prize.

“The project is a combination of architecture and technology following the needs of the circadian cycle. It is a Human Centric Lighting project. Dynamism becomes innovation of working areas in a creative way,” commented the judges.

Finally, a special mention was given to the German studio Licht Kunst Licht for three projects which have been considered of very high value: State Parliament of Baden-Wurttemberg; German Ivory Museum; and Sayn Iron Works Foundry.

The judges stated: “This special mention goes to a global approach of lighting design that is based on innovation. Not only technological innovation, but also formal and architectural innovation. When a designing process is based on new ways of thinking, it becomes an ispiration for global lighting design.”

First prize in LED Solutions went to a particularly innovative product, Quantum by Studio Cavalchini for “a classic industrial design configuration that incorporates new technologies”.

Special recognition was given to the Stogger Wireless Lighting solution by the Dutch start-up Stogger for the “new and revolutionary application concept that opens the way to custom design modes with LEDs”.