(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.