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PLDC 2015 learning opportunities expanded

23 July 2015 11:30 BST

(Italy) Work groups, association partners and independent entities to hold pre-convention meetings and hands-on workshops.

The Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) organisers have announced that the event will be used as an occasion to hold meetings, inform the design community about ongoing activities and define the next steps towards their respective goals.

These pre-convention meetings and hands-on workshops, including meetings on educational activities, visual ergonomics, programming, the status quo on the process to gain recognition of the profession, and other professional practice issues will take place on 28 October at the PLDC venue. More information can be found at

In collaboration with the Italian Association of Lighting Designers APIL, together with PLDC, and the Master’s Courses in Lighting Design at La Sapienza and Roma Tre University, the Italian Lighting Association AIDI has announced the launch of an international lighting ideas competition. 

The ‘Urban Landscape’ competition, promoted by the National Council of Italian Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Curators, CNAPPC, along with the Order of Architects of Rome and its Provinces, requires teams of lighting designers and architects to design a lighting concept for the EUR District in Rome.

The EUR District was built for the 1942 World Fair, which due to the war never took place. Today it represents an outdoor museum of 1930’s architecture, to which new structures and services have been added, underlining its potential role as the city’s new convention platform.

The lighting design should encompass public, artistic and environmental domains, meeting the needs of this historic city quarter and establishing links between all the elements that make up this complex site. The design solution should consider incorporating ICT (information and telecommunications) technologies and be designed from a ‘smart’, systematic and intelligent viewpoint. The goal is to render the district sustainable both in terms of energy / environmental issues, and in terms of functionality, in order to meet users’ needs.

The competition offers prize money for the first three winning teams (10,000, 5,000, 2,500), with the best concepts exhibited in a dedicated Experience Room during the conference days at PLDC from 29 - 31 October. 

For more information and the complete competition brief and who is eligible, visit or


Palazzo Congressi - Credit: EUR S.p.A
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