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Winners announced in Lamp Lighting Solutions ‘11 Awards

19 June 2011 12 BST


(Spain) - The fourth annual Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards took place in on June 9, giving recognition to design projects from the last year.

Held at the Petit Palau del Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, the event was attended by professionals from the lighting, architecture, interior design and landscaping industries.

A €33,000 prize fund was distributed between four categories: Architectural Exterior Lighting, Interior Lighting, Urban and Landscapr Lighting, and Students Proposals.

Presided over by Ignasi Cusidó, CEO of LAMP and conducted by journalist Marta Casagolda, (TV3), the ceremony also included the a presentation by the prestigious French Concepteur Lumière, Roger Narboni.


THE WINNERS

With a prize of €10,000, the judges have decided to give the 2011 LAMP AWARD for

• ARCHITECTURAL EXTERIOR LIGHTING



GRAN CASINO, Costa Brava, Spain by Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos of b720 and Maurici Ginés of artec3 Lighting Design
Awarded for "the use of light as a projective tool, another element of architecture both in its natural and artificial angle that is effectively integrated in the structure itself and generates three- dimensionality and dynamism”. PRIZE: €10,000


• INTERIOR LIGHTING



THYSSENKRUPP QUARTER, Essen, Germany by Alexander Rotsch and Andreas Schulz of Licht Kunst Licht AG
Awarded for "their masterful treatment of artificial light in each of the indoor spaces, emphasizing the building's transparency. They highlight the smart use of light on vertical planes as well as the careful design of custom-made lighting". PRIZE: €10,000

The judges also gave an honourable mention to HOPE TREE by 24o Studio (Fumio Hirakawa and Marina Topunova) in Tokyo (Japan) for: "the facility's poetic bearing that evokes nature in a space for display and the innovative way that watercolor's role is used by giving it a new function."


• URBAN AND LANDSCAPE LIGHTING



BROKEN LIGHT in Rotterdam (Netherlands) by Rudolf Teunissen
Awarded for "its novelty, its innovation, because it fuses light and shadow into a single concept and improves urban space through artificial light. Space perception is improved through illuminating vertical and horizontal planes in a balanced fashion." PRIZE: €10,000


• STUDENTS PROPOSALS Category



BOUYANT LIGHT by Claire Lubell and Virginia Fernández of the University of Waterloo (Canada)

Awarded for "the emotional character obtained for an object of huge functional use in its setting and the proposal's great interest. It especially highlights the approach's creativity, the sensitiveness with which it responds to the landscape and to the use of renewable energies." PRIZE: €3,000

Judges also gave an honourable mention to LA DELGADA LÍNEA ROJA by Sílvia Cruells and Guillem Colomer of ESTAV (Escola Superior d' Arquitectura del Vallès) for "the formal simplicity of its application in the landscape and for the emotional value it contributes. It highlights its capacity to evoke emotions in the user and adapt itself to very different urban environments."

 

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