(Germany) – The German Lighting Designer Awards celebrate the best in German lighting design, with Reflexion AG winning the overall Lighting Designer of the Year award.
Reflexion AG has won Lighting Designer of the Year at the German Lighting Designer Awards, having gained four nominations and three awards at the event.
The Lighting Designer of the Year award is a jury-based award presented each year by the independent German Lighting Design Award authority to an outstanding design office on the basis of a strict and transparent points system in the individual categories.
Members of the voluntary jury include university lecturers, representatives of the press and industry associations and – for each of the past three years – a designer from the previous year’s winning team. Guest jurors for the 2017 German Lighting Design Award were Peter Andres and his team.
Fourteen winners were announced out of 33 nominations and 120 submissions. Alongside Lighting Designer of the Year, Zürich-based Reflexion AG won awards in the International Project, Shop and Events & Fairs categories for the Collection Lambert in Avignon, the St. Jodern wine cellars in Visperterminen, and the Swiss National Bank respectively.
This is the second time that Reflexion AG has taken part in the competition. In 2016 it was a winner in the Traffic Buildings category with its lighting concept for the underground railway station at Löwenstrasse in Zürich. The office employs 25 architects, interior designers, lighting designers and electrical engineers, all engaged in developing interdisciplinary concepts for an extremely wide variety of lighting requirements.
Lightvision of Berlin won the Innovation Award for a lighting concept for a windowless bunker, realised in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute, while the lighting concept for the Hotel Adlon lobby in Berlin won the Hotel/Gastronomy category.
Elsewhere, Licht Kunst Licht picked up the Outdoor Lighting award for its urban space lighting solution around the Berlin TV Tower. The concept takes account of the high use levels of the square by a wide range of groups by giving various areas different lighting atmospheres.
Winners in the other categories were:
- Office and Administration: Atrium Tower Berlin, by Kardoff Ingenieure Lichtplanung
- Cultural: Montforthaus Feldkirch, by Light Design Engineering Belzner Holmes
- Public Areas/Interior: Hamburg Heights by Teamlicht
- Museums: Museum Himmlisches Theatre, Stift Neuzelle, by Konzeptlicht lighting solutions
- Productions: Club House St. Pauli, Hamburg, by Bartenbach
- Light Art: Mehr Los – A Line of Light, by Mortiz Gieselmann
The awards were presented in the Trafowerk in Mannheim, Germany before an audience of almost 500 guests including designers, the light industry and clients. For the first time this year, an honorary award was presented to Prof. Dr.-Ing Heinrich Kramer, for his contributions in the field of lighting design.