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DCI Studio wins Codega Prize 2015

19 October 2015 15.30 GMT

(Italy) - Over 140 people attend third edition of Codega Prize - the international recognition of excellence in lighting design and LED lighting.

Over 140 people from the academic and professional world attend the third edition of the Codega Prize, the international recognition of solutions and achievements of excellence in lighting design and LED lighting.

On 9 October, In the wonderful setting of Zeno Palace in Venice, some of the names of excellence in the world of light and lighting design attended. The presence of very high quality projects indicated cultural growth and an increasing attention to the lighting designer role.

The Jury of the Codega Prize is composed by qualified experts of lighting and electronics sectors:
• Massimo Malaguti - Director of Univeneto
• Domenico Caserta - President of Assodel
• Paola Urbano - Lighting Designer, Co-founder of APIL and Member of its Board 
• Maurizio Rossi - Director of Lighting Design & LED Technology Master at Politecnico of Milan
• Fabio Peron - Teacher at IUAV University of Venice
• Stefano Catucci - Director of Lighting Design Master at La Sapienza University of Roma
• Francesco Iannone - Lighting designer 
• Gary Kibblewhite - Past president of IDEA

The winners 

The first prize of the Lighting Design category went to the Lighting Project of Victoria Grande Fortress, realised by Francisco Javier Sanchez Gorriz from the Spanish studio DCI for the following reasons:

"The lighting of a place of high historical value has been resolved with a strong contemporary language, a daring artistic interpretation performed using light effects. This approach gives a strong boost to innovation and reinterpretation of a cultural project, declaring courage and domain of the ‘light'."

Special mention for another lighting design project, this time realised by an Italian team: the lighting project of Chiostro SS. Trinità, made by Claudia Giacomobello and Giovanni Liotta from Savetheclock studio.
"The lighting of a place of high historical value - quote the citation - was resolved with a full understanding of the architectural pace and rhythm of the setting, allowing the light condition to support the architecture and the works of art included there. This design process is a usual way to deal with the cultural heritage but rarely is resolved with this balance."

Names of excellence among the finalists
Among the finalists of the prize there were other projects with outstanding development of cultural heritage, all looked after by big names of Italian lighting design, such as the lighting project of the Upper Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (by Marco Frascarolo) the lighting design of the Imperial Forums in Rome (by Francesca and Vittorio Storaro) and the Church of St. Bernardino (by Francesca Storaro).

In the shortlist, other lighting projects in the contract sector, made from Italian lighting designers, such as: Dazzle Diamond store in Beijing (by Giacomo Rossi), Perla Pura boutique in Athen (by Silvia Simionato), the Audace Fitness Centre in Milan (by Romano Baratta).
International projects have also played an important role, like Medusa Project (by Dean Skira) and the Fashion Gallery (by LichtVision).

Among products, customisation wins
For the category "LED solutions", the first prize went to Medusa of LAM32, a custom made product realised for the project of Dean Skira in Cikat, in Croatia. Other finalists products are those of Album, Luce & Light, Martinelli Luce, Oluce, Spotlight, album and B-Light.

Special prize: Light Effect
A special prize, voted by popular jury in the social network, went to the interesting light effect created by Romano Baratta, light artist and Italian lighting designer.

Every year, the Codega prize is held in conjunction with ILLUMINOTRONICA - the Italian trade fair dedicated to LED lighting and home automation. This year, 8-10 October in Padua, was the fifth edition of the only professional event in Italy dedicated to the visible and its applications. Proving a success, this year's event boasted the presence of a highly specialised audience of 6,300 professionals from the industry.

With an area of over 3,000 sqm and with 160 companies attending the sectors automation, lighting and electronics, the event registered a growth of 35% over the previous year.


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