The Light Middle East Awards is here to showcase the brilliance in architectural lighting and design. We look forward to welcoming everyone to the next edition in 2021.
Celebrating the best in lighting design
On the evening of the 30th of September, Light Middle East will host the lighting design recognition Awards, an extension of the Light Middle East Awards ceremony in a casual setting with the sole aim to celebrate excellence in lighting design; to celebrate the businesses that take action and make a real difference to our industry and share them with the world.
If you are a lighting designer/studio well established in the region or new to the scene, and have worked on an exciting project (completed or in progress) whose lighting design express’s the characteristics of light, demonstrates excellence and skillful mastery over the challenges and raises the standard of the profession, submit your entry now to have a chance to get the recognition you deserve.
Award Categories & Criteria
This category is aimed at recognizing the lighting design of a Hospitality project (completed or in progress), the quality of who’s lighting design for the interior and exterior best incorporates lighting as part of the scheme (i.e. how the light works with the materials and finishes and the different moods it creates within the space) and whose exterior lighting is carefully designed with regard to placement, intensity, timing, duration and color – controlling light pollutions and preserving the night sky.
Sponsored by Scientechnic
This category is aimed at recognizing the lighting design scheme for an outlet project (completed or in progress) that has used lighting as a tool to create experiences which influence consumer’s mood and behavior in commercial spaces right from food to fashion.
Sponsored by LEDFlex Group
This category is aimed at recognizing the lighting design scheme of a project (completed or in progress) that manages to transform the mood of customers and illuminate the unique façade, architecture and structure of all types of leisure and entertainment buildings such as sports facilities, stadia, theatres, cinemas, Theme Parks, museums and public light art installations.
Sponsored by Cinmar
This category is aimed at recognizing the lighting design for a project (completed or in progress) that showcases exceptional use of light to best support each space. Whether this be Offices, Education or healthcare facilities where the lighting is people friendly, multi-functional, task-orientated and innovative.
Sponsored by Linea Light
This category is aimed at promoting excellence in lighting design and illumination in rich and diverse qualities of exteriors, public realm, facade and spaces open to public (completed or in progress).
Sponsored by Intiled
The intent is to recognize the best in architectural lighting design for a completed project located in the Middle East. Entrants must be lighting designers and awards will be granted only to the team or teams that performed the conceptual and detailed design of the architectural lighting for the project that was submitted. The project must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed after 1 Sep 2019.
Sponsored by Scientechnic
The intent is to recognize a design practice who is new to the scene (established in the Middle East since Sep 2019), whose recently completed work deserves to be recognized for its innovative or state-of-the-art lighting design within complex projects and has demonstrated excellence in innovation, collaboration between project teams leading to successful lighting projects.
Sponsored by Creation Gulf
Entry Criteria & Conditions:
- All nominations must be submitted online
- Nominations must be in English and deadline for submission is 1st September 2021
- All projects must be completed between 1st Sep 2019 – 1st August 2021
- The projects entered in the competition, should be located in the Middle East
- Lighting Design project of the Year: The project must be a permanent architectural lighting design solution for which construction was completed after 1 Sep 2019.
- Best Newcomer (Design Practice): The lighting design studio must be established in the Middle East since Sep 2019 and must have at least one completed project highlighted in the submission
2021 Jury members
Prof. Dr.-Eng. Architect, Hochschule Wismar - University of Applied Sciences Technology, Business and Design
Light Middle East Awards Sponsors
Light Middle East Awards 2019
Product Category Winners
Connected Lighting Innovation of the Year
e:cue SYMPL and SYMPHOLIGHT, Traxon Technologies
Decorative Chandelier of the Year
Carousel Of Light, Preciosa
Decorative Table Lamp of the Year
Fante, Linea Light
Outdoor Lighting Product of the Year
Pslab Asymmetric Grazer Luminaire Ag111.08, Pslab
Indoor Lighting Product of the Year
Lightcycle, Dyson Overseas Distribution Ltd
Decorative Wall Lighting Product of the Year
Reflexio Ceiling-Wall Light, Linea Light
All-in-One Modular Smart Streetlight (slControl), Lumenova GmbH
Project Category Winners
Entertainment and Leisure Lighting Project of the Year
Story of the Creek, Shindagha, dpa Lighting Consultants
Light Art Project of the Year
Burj Khalifa New Year’s Eve 2019 by Emaar, Arts Outdoor Lighting Technology Middle East
Hotel Lighting Project of the Year
Mandarin Oriental Jumeria Dubai, dpa Lighting Consultants
Public Realm & Landscape Lighting Project of the Year
Bluewaters, Neolight Global
Restaurant / Bar Lighting Project of the Year
Akira Back, Delta Lighting Solutions
Retail Lighting Project of the Year
The Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue, CD+M Lighting Design
Workplace Lighting Project of the Year
Lutetia of Paris, dpa Lighting Consultants
Retrofit Lighting Project of the Year
LEVA Hotel Apartments - Mazaya Centre, Light.Func
International Lighting Project of the Year
The Rothschild Collection, Pfarré Lighting Design
Industry Peer Voting Categories
Distributor of the Year
Personality of the Year
Crowd Favourite Project of the Year
Acapella The Point, Light Func
Ready Steady Light