Lighting Awards 2008, Designers, Results, Speirs and Major Associates News, Projects

Lighting Awards 2008

IALD Winner from 2008, London, England, UK

26 Aug 2008

Speirs and Major Associates – Lighting Awards

IALD Awards 2008

International lighting architects Speirs and Major Associates have continued their success with a remarkable set of wins at two major lighting design award ceremonies. With seven wins in total, the five newly honoured projects demonstrate the full range of creative skills they are able to bring to their projects.

‘International acclaim…’

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Awards are widely regarded as the lighting design community’s equivalent of the Oscars. This year, the 25th anniversary awards were announced at a glittering black tie event in Las Vegas, USA at the beginning of June. Over 160 entries from all over the world were judged by eminent lighting designers.

The judges honoured eight lighting projects with Awards of Excellence and of these three were designed by Speirs and Major Associates:

• The re-lighting of the interior of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK (Martin Stancliffe)
• Barajas International Airport, Madrid, Spain (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)
• The Sackler Crossing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK (John Pawson)

Also, Thermae, Bath Spa, UK (Grimshaw) won one of only four Awards of Merit presented. Every year the highest scoring project is further honoured and is given the IALD’s prestigious Radiance Award. This year the IALD Radiance Award was presented to Speirs and Major Associates for the artificial lighting design for Barajas International Airport’s new terminal.

‘Best lighting design project 2008…’

The Middle East Lighting Design Awards (MELDA) recognise best quality lighting design throughout the middle east region. At this year’s MELDA awards the interior lighting for the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE (the third largest Mosque in the world) won the Best Public Building Award.
It was further honoured by the judges and was awarded the overall Best Lighting
Design Project of 2008.

Lighting Awards images / information from Speirs and Major Associates 250808

St. Paul’s Cathedral
Lighting Awards 2008 winner - St Pauls Cathedral St Paul's Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral
photograph : Timothy Soar

Barajas International Airport
Lighting Awards 2008 winner - Barajas International Airport Barajas International Airport
photograph : Richard Bryant

The Sackler Crossing
Lighting Awards 2008 winner - The Sackler Crossing The Sackler Crossing
photographe: James Newton

Thermae Bath Spa
Lighting Awards 2008 winner - Thermae Bath Spa Thermae Bath Spa
photograph : Edmund Sumner

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque
Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque
photograph : Keith Bradshaw & Lars Kirstein Andersen © Speirs and Major Associates

Lighting Design Awards

Location: UK

Speirs and Major Associates – Office Information:

Well Court Hall, Dean Village, Edinburgh, EH4 3BE
Telephone +44 (0)131 226 4474

11-15 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QL
Telephone +44 (0)20 7067 4700

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House for Essex by FAT + Grayson Perry - English Houses
photograph : Jack Hobhouse
A House for Essex

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