Sirius Lighting Office takes home Radiance Award at 38th Annual IALD Awards

25th June 2021

(Worldwide) – Returning online for the second year in a row, the winners of the 38th annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions, were announced on Thursday 24 June.

The awards recognised 20 projects from 10 countries, spanning exteriors, interiors, memorials, hospitality, hospitals, retail, and places of worship.

Mirjam Roos, IALD Awards Chair and co-host for the awards presentation, said of this year’s awards programme: “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.”

The highest point scorer across all entries, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence, is also given the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design. This year, the Radiance Award went to Sirius Lighting Office, for the Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo, Japan.

The awards winners are as follows:

IALD Radiance Award

Toranomon Hills Business Tower, Tokyo, Japan – Sirius Lighting Office

IALD Award of Excellence

Canadian Parliament West Block – Committee Rooms, Ottawa, Canada – Office for Visual Interaction (OVI)

Central Mosque, Shali, Russia – Natalya Koptseva and Vasily Tarasenko

Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden – Light Bureau

NorthConnex, Sydney, Australia – Lux Populi

IALD Award of Merit

25 E Washington Lobby, Chicago, USA – Schuler Shook

600 West Chicago Lobby Renovation, Chicago, USA – Schuler Shook

Chongqing Changshou Sales Gallery, Chongqing, China – Glint Lighting Design

CME Group, Chicago, USA – Schuler Shook

The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Center, New York, USA – Licht (in-house lighting studio at ICRAVE) and HLB Lighting Design

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Washington DC, USA – L’Observatoire International

Harrods Fine Dining, London, UK – Lighting Design International

Nitro, Seattle, USA – Oculus Light Studio

The Ritz-Carlton Nikko, Tochigi, Japan – Worktecht & Co

Sharjah Mosque, Sharjah, UAE – Light Concept

Starbucks Reserve Tianjin Riverside 66 Flagship, Tianjin, China – WEGO Lighting Design

Takanawa Gateway Station, Tokyo, Japan – Lighting Planners Associates

Wang Jing Memorial Hall, Songyang, China – School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and One Lighting Associates (Beijing)

IALD Special Citations

Boulevard of Arts, Dnipro, Ukraine – Expolight

K11 Art and Cultural Centre, Hong Kong – Speirs Major

The IALD praised the work of its panel of seven judges for the 2021 IALD Awards. The panel includes five IALD members at various experience levels, alongside an architect and interior designer. The judging panel was: Yahui Cheng, Kristen Garibaldi, Julia Hartmann, Vladan Paunovic, Glenn Heinmiller, Joe Lawton and Tina Turrisi.

The full awards presentation is available to view online here.

The IALD Radiance Award winner, Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo, Japan, with lighting design by Sirius Lighting Office (Pic: Fumito Suzuki)