2017 IALD Award Winners:
Special Citation
Chapelle Corneille by Wonderfulight

An impressive 6.5 meter spherical chandelier hangs at the center of La Chapelle Corneille in Rouen, France. During the day and before concerts, the mirror hemisphere of the chandelier is directed towards the ground, reflecting a complete picture of the chapel.

When concerts start, the spherical chandelier turns silently on its axis to show its other hemisphere, composed of 344 dimmable LED luminaires and 40 heating tubes. An acoustic lens is hidden in the middle of the sphere, and its height and orientation can be adjusted according to acoustic needs of each concert.

This impressive kinetic sculpture has become a lasting symbol of the rebirth of this historic 17th century space, and has inspired the logotype of the concert hall. Judges applauded the multidisciplinary nature of the piece, as well as the amount of collaboration it must have required.

CREDITS

PROJECT
CHAPELLE CORNEILLE,
REGIONAL AUDITORIUM OF NORMANDY
ROUEN, FRANCE

LIGHTING DESIGN
Anne Bureau, IALD
Nicolas Marquette
WONDERFULIGHT

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

ARCHITECTURE
Paul Marion
Flora Beth
Atelier d’Architecture King Kong

HERITAGE ARCHITECT
BDF

SCENOGRAPHER
Ducks Scéno

ACOUSTICIAN
Kalhe Acoustics

STRUCTURE ENGINEERS
Khephren

ROAD + NETWORK ENGINEERS
Euro VRD

FLUID NETWORKS
LBE

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
2,26

PHOTOGRAPHY
© Antoine Guilhem-Ducleon

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