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DALI Lighting Awards Winners of the second annual DALI Lighting Awards, organised by the DALI Alliance, were revealed in an online ceremony this January.

The DALI Lighting Awards aim to celebrate the best use of DALI control solutions in international projects, as well as recognising the value of delivering quality illumination to clients and end users. Expanding its format from the inaugural awards in 2020, this year saw winners recognised across eight categories: Commercial/Professional; Entertainment & Architectural; Healthcare & Education; Industrial; Infrastructure; Outdoor/Smart City; Residential; and Retail & Hospitality. Alongside the overall winners, some categories also featured highly commended entries, where the international panel of judges felt the design or technical aspects of the project deserved recognition. The judging panel included: Jeff Shaw, Arup; Mark Lien, IES; Karen van Creveld, SLL; Tad Trylski, IALD; Chen Zhongli, Shanghai Architectural Design and Research Institute; Scott Wade, DALI Alliance; Markus Helle, Highlight Magazine; and Matt Waring, arc magazine. In the Commercial / Professional category, Helvar picked up the win for The Spine, a new building in Liverpool, UK. Helvar supplied an intelligent, fully-addressable DALI lighting control system for the 70,000sqft space occupied by the Royal College of Physicians. The control system ensures the quality of light and improves the user experience, with defined light levels also included for the biophilia aspects of the project. Judges said of the project: “This is a beautifully designed building that seamlessly combines artificial and natural lighting to create a bright and welcoming environment. The extra attention taken by Helvar to create an intelligent, fully addressable DALI lighting control system is highly commendable, while the additional focus on biophilia should also be noted.” In this category, two projects were also highly commended: Intelligent Environments received a commendation for the Colliers Head Office in Aukland, New Zealand, while Signify was commended for the technical aspects of the DALI installation in the Huada Semiconductor headquarters in Shanghai, China. Delmatic was the winner fo the Entertainment & Architectural category for its work on the Sustainability and Mobility Pavilions at Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE. Here, DALI systems provide highly sustainable, scene-setting 036 / 037

control, monitoring and smart data sharing throughout the two pavilions. Judges described this as a stand-out architectural lighting project on a very large scale, with strong use of DALI technical capabilities combined with many notable creative and design features. Delmatic was also highly commended from a technical perspective within this category for its work on the Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadiums, while Schuler Shook received a commendation for its lighting design on the renewal of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, Australia. Within the Healthcare & Eduction category, zencontrol won for its work on the Faculty of Arts building at the University of Warwick, UK. Working closely with architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, electrical engineers specified a range of feature lighting alongside functional and wayfinding solutions based on DALI-2. This enhances the internal environment, and ensures the sculptural forms of the atrium and any feature artworks are well illuminated. In this category, Helvar was commended for its work on the newly built Hospital Nova - one of the largest in Finland; while Laing O’Rourke was commended for the technical merits of its work on the Grange University Hospital in Cwmbran, Wales. In the Industrial category, Trilux was the winner for its role in the Kühne+Nagel Logistics Hubs in Hamburg, Germany where existing conventional lighting systems were replaced with highly efficient, DALI-based, networked LED solutions. Helvar was again highly commended for the Oyak-Renault Factory in Turkey. Meanwhile, in the Infrastructure category, Delmatic got its second win for the Doha Metro - a project where DALI lighting control and monitoring extends across a network of 37 stations. Judges praised the strong use of DALI, combining with architectural lighting design elements to bring light underground, creating a comfortable environment for travellers. Moso Electronics was highly commented in this category for the technical merits of its work on the Guangzhou Metro in China. The Outdoor category was won by Shanghai Euchips Industrial Co. for the Overpass in Xi’an, China. Judges were impressed by the novel and low-glare lighting scheme, which creates a more welcoming space in the areas

beneath the overpass. In the Residential category, Lighting Design International picked up the win for its work on Regent’s Crescent - a listed building in London that was redeveloped into 76 luxury contemporary residences with shared amenities. DALI provides a modular, digital lighting control system for precise, low-end dimming performance on a range of light sources. Judges commented on the very attractive lighting design, and noted the use of DALI for both illumination and emergency lighting, including energy-use monitoring. Within this category, Delmatic was highly commended for South Quay Plaza 1 in London, which uses DALI to provide accurate, energy-efficient digital dimming and realtime management and monitoring of the entire lighting network across the 68-storey building. The judges also had special mention for a residential project on a much smaller scale - an entry from Martin Lighting Controls + Integration for the renovation of a single residence on Karabar, New South Wales, Australia. In this residence, DALI was utilised throughout to enable interoperation between home automation systems, as well as smooth, flicker-free dimming. Judges were particularly impressed with the implementation of such a detailed control system in what could be classed as a “normal home that most of us could imagine living in”. The final category, Retail & Hospitality, was won by Inverse Lighting Design for its impressive work on London’s new boutique hotel, The Londoner. More than 17,000 DALI luminaires were used to achieve dramatic lighting for the guest-accessible areas, soft lighting in the guest rooms and functional lighting for the staff areas. Judges recognised the primacy of lighting design in a unique space with many underground levels, which creates a significant challenge to get scenesetting correct and achieve a balance between natural and artificial light [read a full feature on The Londoner inside this issue on page 82].

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