The 2006 IALD. Lighting Design Awards presented last month included several LED-related projects. Nine Awards of Excellence were presented, with the Radiance Award going to the Retail/Entertainment entry, the Tourneau Time Dome in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
|Tourneau Time Dome|
The display cases are lit with multiple interior sources to provide sparkle. Custom table lamps provide lighting to products out of the case and a warm glow to the patrons and staff. Principal lighting designer on the project was Paul Gregory of Focus Lighting in New York City. Other lighting designers credited on the project are Ken Ventry and J.P. Lira.
Detroit Athletic Club
An Award of Excellence was presented in the Site/Façade category to the Detroit Athletic Club in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
|Detroit Athletic Club|
White 3000K LEDs were utilized for intensity, size and extended life, and a creative mounting assembly minimized damage to the historic façade. This innovative design renders the historic architecture with reverence, while appropriately utilizing the newest white LED sources and driving development of new dimming capabilities.
Principal lighting designer on the project was Jeff Gerwing, IALD, of Smith Group, also in Detroit. Other lighting designers credited are Rodrigo Manriquez, IALD, and Chris Coulter.
Chanel building, Tokyo
The IALD Special Citation for Technical Integration of Façade and Aesthetic Sensitivity to Brand Image, an entry in the Corporate category, was given to the Chanel building in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan.
|Chanel store, Ginza|
Custom electronics provide precise control of the view, pixel brightness, and shade position. The result is a shimmering skin of artistic imagery using light and spectacle to unite the building and brand.
The principal designer on the project was Matthew Tanteri, IALD, of Tanteri and Associates in New York City. Lighting design was by Tanteri + Associates, while the LEDs were supplied by LED Effects.
The Chanel building was also an Award of Merit winner in the Lumen Awards program sponsored by the New York section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA).