34th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards

Harbin Opera House

May 10, 2017

Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered on 10 May to honor the winners of the 34th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. Twenty-two projects from eight countries were on display – including interiors, monuments, façades, museums, and a residence. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring work found anywhere in the world of architectural lighting design.
The highest point score winner across all categories, in addition to receiving an Award of Excellence for their project, receives the IALD Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design. Winners of the Radiance Award do not know in advance of their Radiance Award-winning status prior to the evening—only that they should be present at the evening’s award ceremony.

The IALD International Lighting Design Awards program is the longest-running awards program recognizing excellence in architectural lighting design. The program honors lighting design that reaches new heights, moves beyond the ordinary and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical design achievement. Judging is a rigorous and blind process; only those projects demonstrating consistent design quality and technical expertise receive award recognition after three straight days of judging.

(Above) Radiance Award for Excellence in Lighting Design: Harbin Opera House, Beijing, China (Beijing United Artists Lighting Design Corp Ltd)


599 Lexington AveAward of Excellence: 599 Lexington Avenue – Ground Floor Upgrades, New York, USA (Tilloston Design Associates)










Barney's New YorkAward Of Excellence: Barney’s New York, New York, USA (Cooley Monato Studio)











Cathedrale Notre-Dame

Award Of Excellence: Cathedrale Notre-Dame De Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (L’Acte Lumiere)











Hancher AuditoriumAward Of Excellence: Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA (Cline Bettridge Lighting Design)










888 BoylstonAward of Merit + Sustainability: 888 Boylston, Boston, USA (Buro Happold)











Park Avenue SouthAward Of Merit: 225 park Avenue South, New York, USA (Anita Jorgensen Lighting Design)











AmanemuAward of Merit: Amanemu, Ise-Shima, Japan (Lighting Planners Associates)











Chicago RiverwalkAward of Merit: Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, USA (Shuler Shook, Ross Barney Architects, Sasaki)











Corr's ChambersAward of Merit: Corr’s Chambers Westgarth, Perth, Australia (Electrolight)











Debenham's Oxford StreetAward of Merit: Debenham’s Oxford Street, London , UK (Elga Niemann formerly of Light + Design)











Elements of ByronAward of Merit: Elements of Byron, Byron Bay, Australia (Luxxbox Pty Ltd)











The Farm ResidenceAward of Merit: The Farm Residence, Gerroa, Australia (Electrolight)











Gasholder ParkAward of Merit: Gasholder Park, London, UK (Speirs + Major)











Light FriezeAward of Merit: Kunstmuseum Basel Light Frieze, Basel, Switzerland (iart ag)











National GalleryAward of Merit: National Gallery Singapore: Singapore (Lighting Planners Associates)











Smithsonian InstitutionAward of Merit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture- Facade, Washington, USA (Fisher Marantz Stone)










US Air ForceAward of Merit: United States Air Force Academy Center for Character + Leadership Development, Colorado Springs, USA (Brandston Partnership Inc)










Wintrust FinancialAward of Merit: Wintrust Financial Corporation, Chicago, USA (Schuler Shook)











1.8Award of Merit: 1.8 by Janet Echelman, Washington, USA (Arup)











Chapelle CorneilleSpecial Citation for Transformative Multidisciplinary Chandelier: Chappelle Cornielle, Regional Auditorium of Normandy, Royen, France (Wonderfullight)










Park Avenue ArmorySpecial Citation for Inventive and Sensetive Reimagination of Historic Gas Luminaires: Park Avenue Armory Veterans Room, New York, USA (Fisher Marantz Stone)










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