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David Atkinson wins UK 'Lighting Designer of the Year'

11 March 2011 15.30 GMT

(UK) - Atkinson wins top prize at Hilton Park Lane ceremony, with Licht Kunst Licht winning the International prize for the Telekom Bridge in Bonn.

David Atkinson, the creative director of DALD, last night won the coveted ‘Lighting Designer of the Year’ award at the UK Lighting Design Awards. His projects, many of which have been covered in mondo*arc (including his recent ‘Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes’ at the V&A in London in issue 59), have included heritage sites, interactive museums, retail, hotels and contemporary architectural projects.

Atkinson studied at LAMDA and after spending several years in theatre, commercial presentation, music, fashion and television he established as an independent designer for architectural installations.

Other winners on the night were:

International Project
Winner: Licht Kunst Licht, Telekom Bridge, Bonn
Highly Commended: TREUSCH architecture, Ars Electronica Center, Linz; dpa lighting design, Private Residential Health Spa, Qatar
Commended: KSLD, Al-Tijaria Tower, Kuwait; Licht Kunst Licht, ThyssenKrupp Quarter, Essen

Exterior Lighting
Winner: Light and Design Associates, Ripon Cathedral Exterior Lighting
Highly Commended: dpa lighting design, Tudor Square, Sheffield
Commended: Maurice Brill Lighting Design, Regent’s Place Pavilion

Winner: Sutton Vane Associates, Leighton House
Highly Commended: Do-Architecture, Royal Border Bridge, Berwick Upon Tweed

Hotel and Restaurants
Winner: Into Lighting, Galvin La Chapelle

Lighting for Leisure
Winner: BDP, The Point
Commended: Speirs + Major, Devonshire Square, London

Low Carbon
Winner: Light and Design Associates, The Dorchester Collection, Coworth Park Spa
Highly Commended: Arup Lighting, Scotstoun House

Public Buildings
Winner: KSLD, Ashmolean Museum
Highly Commended: Arup Lighting and dha designs, Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, V&A Museum
Commended: Arup Lighting, Nottingham Contemporary

Winner: Workplane Lightplanning, Private residence, North London

Winner: Light and Design Associates, Arc Shopping Centre Bury St Edmunds

Special Projects
Winner: Jason Bruges Studio, Platform 5
Highly Commended: WHITEvoid interactive art & design, THE WAVE; Midas, The Mill Project; Alan Tulla, for Designs for Lighting, Grayshott Square, Hampshire

Workplace Lighting
Winner: Light Bureau, KPMG, 15 Canada Square


Interior Luminaires        
Winner: Havells Sylvania, Concord Beacon LED  
Highly Commended: Humanscale, Element 790 LED Task Light & Taison Lighting, Taison Wave           

External Luminaires
Winner: Louis Poulsen Lighting, Rubbie
Highly Commended: DW Windsor Lighting, Garda            

Light Sources and Controls
Winner: Ceravision, Alvara® 400 Plasma Lamp    
Highly Commended: Select Innovations, Enlight Universal ‘Intelli-Ballast’ & Helvar, iDim

Lighting Design Photography Award Duncan Lawson


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