Winners of IALD Awards revealed

IALD Radiance Award Winner, Chamber Chapel, Qingdao, Shandong, China: Beijing Puri Lighting Design

(USA) – The winners of the 39th annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards were revealed in an online ceremony earlier this month.

Presented by Acuity Brands, the awards ceremony was held online for the third year, and saw 22 projects from 11 countries recognised.

Projects included exteriors, interiors, memorials, hospitality, museums, tourism and places of worship, representing some of the most innovative and inspiring architectural lighting design work in the world.

IALD Awards Co-Chair Mirjam Roos said: “I have been honoured to serve as co-chair for the last three years and have the opportunity to watch the excellence of our profession grow year after year through all of the submissions.

“Our seven-member panel of judges evaluate each project submission individually for demonstration of excellence across 10 distinct areas in a rigorous and blind process.”

The highest point score winner across 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 awards programme.

This year, the IALD Radiance Award went to Beijing Puri Lighting Design for the Chamber Chapel in Qingdao Shandong, China.

The full list of winners is as follows:

IALD Award of Excellence

  • Chamber Chapel, Qingdao, Shandong, China: Beijing Puri Lighting Design
  • Four Seasons Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Thailand: Project Lighting Design
  • Fusheng Art Gallery, Wuhan, China: Beijing Bamboo Lighting Design
  • Guanyin Altar, Zhoushan, Zhejiang, China: Shanghai ATL Lighting Design
  • Humen Transit Oriented Development Exhibition Centre, Dongguan, China: Brandston Partnership
  • Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway: Erik Selmer
  • Synagogue: Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine: Expolight
  • Xu Wei Art Museum, Shaoxing, Zhejiang, China: Lighting Design Institute of UAD

IALD Award of Merit

  • Acropolis of Athens and Monuments, Athens, Greece: Eleftheria Deko & Associates
  • BIO4, Copenhagen, Denmark: Speirs Major
  • Chongqing Qiansimen Sales Centre, Chongqing, China: Brandston Partnership
  • David Rubenstein Forum, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL USA: Tillotson Design Associates 
  • Guangming Culture & Art Centre, Shenzhen, China: RDesign International Lighting 
  • Jiaxing Train Station, Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China:  Ning Field Lighting Design
  • Lun-Ping Cultural Landscape Park Pavilion, Taoyuan City, Taiwan (ROC): CosmoC Lighting 
  • Piłsudski Bridge, Kraków, Poland: Qlab
  • Sea Change, Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver, BC Canada: Arup and Jill Anholt Studio 
  • Shanghai Rock Bund, Shanghai, China: Brandston Partnership 
  • Xapo Bank Hall, Gibraltar, UK: Michela Mezzavilla / reMM Lighting Design + MMAS Lighting Design 

The IALD Special Citationsare as follows: 

Special Citation for Use of Lighting in Enhancing Branding and Identity: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV USA: WSP USA 

Special Citation for Exceptional Illumination of Organic Roof Form: Guan Yue Ta, Longyan, Fujian Province, China: FANGFANG Lighting Design Studio 

Special Citation for Creative Transition of Lighting Scenes with Integration of Photo-Electric Glass and Architectural Lighting: Mei Li Zhou Church,Hangzhou, China: Brandston Partnership and Zheijang University City College