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News Flash: Lighting Design Awards 2016 winners announced

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The Lighting Design Awards ceremony marked its fortieth annual event last night (5th May) at London Hilton Park Lane. Celebrating success across the luxury lighting industry, the event saw professionals from gather from across the globe to commemorate their achievements and to honor a new generation of lighting design professionals with the LDA’s 40 Under 40 list.

The black tie event, hosted by Tom Allen, was attended by designers, architects, and suppliers from all over the world, and saw projects from seventeen different countries being celebrated and rewarded.

The overall winner – with awards for Daylight Project of the Year and Lighting Design Practice of the Year, whilst also being highly commended for Light Art Project of the Year and Daylight Project of the Year, as well as being shortlisted for Heritage Project Of The Year and Daylight Project Of The Year – was Arup (pictured above and below). “lighting enhances, sculpts, and inspires,” the company state on their website. “It can also influence wellbeing.” Striving to create lighting in line with function and culture, defining the locations their installations are in, the independently-owned company is one of the most exciting working in the market right now.

All of the nights winners are listed below.

  • Architectural Luminaire Interior: Tile (Cooledge Lighting)
  • Architectural Luminaire Exterior: Shockwave Alfa (Saco Technologies)
  • Hotel and Restaurant Project of the Year: Baccarat Hotel, New York, USA (Isometrix Lighting + Design)
  • Leisure Project of the Year: The UAE Pavilion, Expo 2015, Milan, Italy (David Atkinson Lighting Design)
  • Retail Project of the Year: Gerber Shopping Mall, Stuttgart, Germany (Pfarré Lighting Design)
  • Heritage Project of the Year: Night of Heritage Light, UK (Society of Light and Lighting)
  • Workplace Project of the Year: McLaren Thought Leadership Centre, Woking, England (Cinimod Studio)
  • Community and Public Realm Project of the Year: Szczecin Philharmonic Hall, Poland (Anoche)
  • Daylight Project of the Year: The Broad, Los Angeles, USA (Arup)
  • Integration Project of the Year: Cepsa Flagship Station, Avila, Spain (AUREOLIGHTING)
  • Light Art Project of the Year: ROIL, New York, USA (Christine Sciulli)
  • Architect of the Year: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
  • Lighting Design Practice of the Year: Arup
  • Lighting Designer of the Year: Gerd Pfarré