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Winners of the IALD International Lighting Design Awards Revealed

Winners of the IALD International Lighting Design Awards Revealed
Radiance Award | Toranomon Hills Business Tower | Tokyo, Japan | Sirius Lighting Office Inc. | Photo   Fumito Suzuki

CHICAGO, Ill. — Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered online for the second time to honor the winners of the 38th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards, presented by Cooper Lighting Solutions, the longest running and one of the most prestigious lighting design awards programs in existence. Twenty projects were on display from ten countries—including exteriors, interiors, memorials, hospitality, hospitals, retail, and places of worship. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring architectural lighting design work found anywhere in the world.

IALD Awards Chair Mirjam Roos, IALD, CLD, commented, “Every year we see an increase in the quality of entries and this year is certainly no different. Our seven-member panel of judges evaluate each project submission for demonstration of excellence across ten distinct areas in a rigorous and blind process.”

The highest point score winner across all entries, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, received the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design, the highest honor in architectural lighting design. This year, the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design goes to Sirius Lighting Office Inc. for Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo, Japan.

The IALD Awards of Excellence are as follows:

  • Canadian Parliament West Block – Committee Rooms | Ottaway, ON Canada | Office for Visual Interaction (OVI)
  • Central Mosque | Shali, Russia | Independent Lighting Designers Natalya Koptseva and Vasily Tarasenko
  • Kungstr dg rden | Stockholm, Sweden | Light Bureau
  • NorthConnex | Sydney, NSW Australia | Lux Populi
  • Toranomon Hills Business Tower | Tokyo, Japan | Sirius Lighting Office, Inc.

The IALD Awards of Merit are as follows:

  • 25 E Washington Lobby | Chicago, IL USA | Schuler Shook
  • 600 West Chicago Lobby Renovation | Chicago, IL USA | Schuler Shook
  • Chongqing Changshou Sales Gallery | Chongqing, China | Glint Lighting Design
  • CME Group | Chicago, IL USA | Schuler Shook
  • The David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer | New York, NY USA | LICHT (In-house lighting studio at ICRAVE) and HLB Lighting Design
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial | Washington, DC USA | L’Observatoire International
  • Harrods Fine Dining | London, England UK | Lighting Design International
  • Nitro | Seattle, WA USA | Oculus Light Studio
  • The Ritz-Carlton Nikko | Tochigi, Japan | WORKTECHT & Co.
  • Sharjah Mosque | Sharjah, UAE | Light Concept
  • Starbucks Reserve  Tianjin Riverside 66 Flagship | Tianjin, China | WEGO Lighting Design Co., Ltd.
  • Takanawa Gateway Station | Tokyo, Japan | Lighting Planners Associates
  • Wang Jing Memorial Hall | Songyang, Zhejiang Province, China | School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and One Lighting Associates (Beijing)

The IALD Special Citations are as follows:

  • Boulevard of Arts | Dnipro, Ukraine | Expolight
  • K11 Art and Cultural Centre | Hong Kong | Speirs Major

The IALD is appreciative of our esteemed panel of seven judges for the 2021 IALD International Lighting Design Awards. The judges include five IALD members at various experience levels, including an architect and interior designer: Yahui Cheng, IALD, CLD, Melbourne, Australia and Taipei; Kristen Garibaldi, Associate IALD, New York, NY USA; Julia Hartmann, IALD, CLD, Zurich, Switzerland; Glenn Heinmiller, FIALD, Cambridge, MA USA; Joe Lawton, Interior + Experiential Designer, Chicago, IL USA; Vladan Paunovic, IALD, CLD, Copenhagen, Denmark; and Tina Turrisi, Architect, Sydney Australia.

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