Shortlisted in the Heritage Project of the Year: The Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum, London. Lighting by DHA Designs. The exhibition designer is Casson Mann, the conservation architects are Purcell.

Lighting Design Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Here they are. The standout projects that the judges believe stand a shot at being named best in their class for 2018 and winning a coveted Lighting Design Award on Thursday 3 ithay. They’ve been selected from over 300 entries after long and thorough deliberations by the team of senior lighting designers and architects.

Architectural Luminaire Interior
The year’s most outstanding and innovative light fitting for interior environments.

  • Bicult LED – Trilux
  • CoeLux LS – CoeLux
  • Edinburgh – DesignLED
  • Infra-Structure – Vincent Van Duysen for Flos Architectural by Atrium
  • Light Ware – Saas Instruments
  • Mito – Occhio
  • Palco low-voltage framer – iGuzzini
  • Ripls – Louis Poulsen
  • Typography – Studio Truly Truly x Rakumba Lighting

Architectural Luminaire Exterior
The year’s most outstanding and innovative light fitting for exterior environments.

  • 3D LED Flex 40 IP66 GNI – Radiant Architectural Lighting
  • Archiline – Linea Light Group
  • RISE – EcoSense Lighting
  • Lander – iGuzzini
  • Light Up Earth Super Comfort – iGuzzini
  • Plaza S3x and S7x – acdc lighting
  • Shockwave V-Stick S – SACO Technologies
  • TILE Exterior – Cooledge Lighting

Product Designer of the Year
The creator of exceptional luminaires during the period

  • Michael Anastassiades
  • Todd Bracher
  • Enzo Catellani
  • Axel Meise
Supplier of the Year

The architectural lighting marque which has consistently excelled with service, innovation and design leadership.

  • Architainment
  • eldoLED
  • Erco
  • iGuzzini
  • LED Linear
  • Philips Lighting
Hotel and Restaurant Project of the Year

The year’s most innovative hospitality project

  • Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, UAE – Inverse Lighting Design
  • Ichibuns, London, UK – Light IQ
  • Mei Ume, London, UK – dpa Lighting Consultants
  • V&A Members Room, London, UK – PJC Light Studio

Leisure Project of the Year
Includes all types of leisure buildings such as sports facilities and places of entertainment

  • Bike Square, Basel, Switzerland – Licht Kunst Licht
  • London Mithraeum, UK – Tillotson Design Associates and Schreiber Studio
  • Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway – Speirs + Major
  • Tiffany Gallery, New York, USA – dpa lighting consultants

Retail Project of the Year
Covers all types of stores from food to fashion

  • Balenciaga, Paris, France – Licht Kunst Licht
  • Dolce & Gabbana, Palazzo Torres, Venice, Italy – Mindseye Lighting
  • Pret a Manger, Verde Building, London, UK – Light IQ

Workplace Project of the Year
Offices and workplaces where the lighting is people- and task-orientated

  • Bloomberg European Headquarters, London, UK – Tillotson Design Associates and Foster + Partners
  • Hyundai Capital Convention Hall, Seoul, Korea – KGM Architectural Lighting
  • Maggie’s Centre, Oldham, UK – Atelier Ten
  • Scottish Parliament Debating Chamber, Edinburgh, Scotland – KSLD
  • Smythe Library, Tonbridge School, UK – BDP

Heritage Project of the Year
Covers period buildings, churches, places of worship etcetera

  • Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum, London, UK – DHA Designs
  • Ulm Minster, Germany – Ingenieure Bamberger
  • The Winter Garden, The Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden – ÅF Lighting

Community and Public Realm Project of the Year
Covers exteriors and buildings and spaces open to the public

  • Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte, USA – Focus Lighting
  • Oxygen Park, Education City, Doha, Qatar – MBLD
  • The Piece Hall, Halifax, UK – BuroHappold
  • Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Shenzen, China – Grand Sight Design International
  • Story Wall Eskilstuna, Sweden – ÅF Lighting
  • Vocational College of the Archdiocese, Cologne, Germany – Licht Kunst Licht
  • Wilkins Terrace and Lower Refectory, University College London, UK – BDP

Daylight Project of the Year
Projects that are defined by their imaginative and innovative use of natural light

  • Musee d’arts de Nantes, France – Light + AIr group, Max Fordham
  • Thadeus Dermacare, Tuticorin, India – Locus

Integration Project of the Year
Projects where the integration of the lighting into the architecture was paramount

  • Bloomberg European Headquarters, London, UK – Foster + Partners and Tillotson Design Associates
  • German Ivory Museum, Erbach, Germany – Licht Kunst Licht
  • Kindai University Academic Theater, Osaka, Japan – Sirius Lighting Office
  • The Urchin, Westfield Chermside, Brisbane, Australia – Electrolight

Light Art Project of the year
Art installations using light as a major component. Includes temporary installations.

  • BioCity, Nottingham, UK – Wolfgang Buttress and BDP
  • Concert for 3756 Light Instruments, Munich, Germany – 333
  • First Sunset in the Pacific, Madrid, Spain – Clavel Architects
  • Hennessy: The Quest, Cognac, France – Arup & Marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Lightelar, Madrid – Light & Studio
  • Waterlicht, numerous locations, Europe – Studio Roosegaarde

The winners of the Global Project of the Year, the Architect of the Year and the Lighting Design Practice of the Year will be announced on the night.

A table at the Lighting Design Awards 2018 rewards clients, potential customers, employees and suppliers with an unforgettable evening and creates that all-important emotional connection to your brand. The glamorous evening – which takes place at the London Hilton Park Lane –includes a glittering networking drinks reception, the presentation ceremony and gala dinner and an after-party until the early hours.  Book your table HERE.