(USA) – Arup won the top prize for The University of Sheffield Concourse.
For the first time ever, the IALD International Lighting Design Awards were hosted online this year, with viewers from around the world tuning in to the live presentation.
The 37th edition of the awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions, saw 21 projects from eight countries honoured, spanning exteriors, interiors, universities, museums, retail and places of worship.
Of the 21 projects recognised, 12 won Awards of Merit, while seven won Awards of Excellence. The highest point scorer among all entries, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence, received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design – the highest honour in the IALD Awards programme. This year, the Radiance Award went to Arup UK for the University of Sheffield Concourse in Sheffield, UK.
Speaking of the calibre of entries, IALD Awards Co-Chair Morgan Gabler said: “Every year we see an increase in the quality of entries and this year is certainly no different. Our seven-member panel of judges evaluate each project submission for demonstration of excellence across 10 distinct areas in a rigorous and blind process.”
IALD Awards Co-Chair Mirjam Roos added: “Projects recognised go beyond distinction in architectural lighting – we honour exceptional designs that evoke emotional responses, transform spaces, inspire awe and bring real benefits to end users.”
The IALD also reserved praise for its panel of seven judges, comprised of lighting designers from across the world. This year’s panel included: Susanna Antico, Mark Loeffler, Kevin Theobald, Bob Shook, Diane McNabb-Rodriguez, Ed Seiber and Nolita Ryan
Originally due to be held during this year’s LightFair in Las Vegas, the awards were initially postponed following the cancellation of the exhibition, before moving to an online platform, marking the first time that the awards programme was open for the world to view.
Full list of winners:
|Award||Project Name||Lighting Design||Location|
|Radiance Award||The University of Sheffield Concourse||Arup UK||Sheffield, UK|
|Excellence||The Keller Center – University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy||AKLD Lighting Design||Chicago, IL, USA|
|Excellence||Kistefos – The Twist||Light Bureau||Jevnaker, Norway|
|Excellence||Re-lighting of Interior of Norwich Cathedral||Speirs + Major||Norwich, UK|
|Excellence||Royal Opera House||Studio Fractal||London, UK|
|Excellence||Tennessee State Museum||HGA||Nashville, TN, USA|
|Excellence||Vancouver Waterfront Park Grant Street Pier and Plaza||Fisher Marantz Stone||Vancouver, WA, USA|
|Merit||160 Spear Street||PritchardPeck Lighting||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Merit||Free Library of Philadelphia||Lam Partners||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|Merit||Green Jadeite||Art Light Design Consultants||Kaohsiung City, Taiwan|
|Merit||H&M Flagship Store Façade Lighting||Zenisk||Oslo, Norway|
|Merit||International Presbyterian Church||18 Degrees||Ealing, UK|
|Merit||La Vie Wine & Spirits Merchant||J.Y Lighting Design||Taipei, Taiwan|
|Merit||Microsoft Buildings 121 & 122||Dark Light Design||Redmond, WA, USA|
|Merit||Nihombashi Mitsukoshi||Lighting Planners Associates||Tokyo, Japan|
|Merit||RH New York||Sean O’Connor Lighting||New York, NY, USA|
|Merit||Shanghai Waterfront – 25 Landmarks||Fisher Marantz Stone, in collaboration with seven lighting design firms||Shanghai, China|
|Merit||Singapore Buddhist Lodge||Light Collab||Singapore|
|Merit||Zurich Innovation Centre Givaudan||Lightsphere||Kemptthal, Switzerland|
|Special Citation||Boston City Hall Renovation||Lam Partners||Boston, MA, USA|
|Special Citation||Rain||Thurlow Small||Washington DC, USA|