Lamp Awards 2013 - Winners
Architectural Outdoor Lighting
Jury evaluation: The lighting designer's treatment of this historical building façade is both sympathetic and innovative. All of the luminaires are concealed, using a clever mounting arm system, to protect the integrity of the building that picks out each detail of the intricate masonry carving. It would have been easy to just floodlight this beautiful building. The judges felt that by going the extra mile, this lighting designer has revealed The Rookery in the new light.
Jury evaluation: The judges felt that this stunning scheme, using a lit woven basket structure to lift a once gruesome space (it was a slaughterhouse) into a contemporary art centre, is nothing short of miraculous. Strips of LED light the baskets and the space they occupy to create a magical effect thus greatly enhancing the visitor experience.
Urban and Landscape Lighting
Jury evaluation: The genius of this scheme is its scale and the ability to integrate all the areas into a tangible, environmentally friendly, design. The judges felt that the scheme engages visitors with interactive light elements whilst at the same time creating dramatic centerpieces using layers of shadow and light and not just blankets of overlit spaces.
Jury evaluation: At the other end of the scale the judges loved this innovative idea to generate local light for local communities. The ‘lighting tool' uses an LED module with bicycle parts, water pipes and a telephone cable to create off-grid lighting. The system has now brought communities together at night in addition to the day. Ingenious.
Jury evaluation: The professionalism of all the student entries impressed the judges but this particular proposal had a practical, as well as an inspirational, purpose. Beautifully presented with a quirky video, The Hope is an evacuation solution to disaster struck areas and its people. A ray of light in times of turmoil.