2018 IALD Award Winners:
Special Citation
Roundabout Pula by Skira

Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered at Chicago’s trendy Revel Fulton Market on 9 May to honor the winners of the 35th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. Seventeen projects from eleven countries were on display – including interiors, workspaces, museums, hospitality sites, and a place of worship. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring work found anywhere in the world of architectural lighting design.

In addition to eight Awards of Merit and seven Awards of Excellence, including the prestigious Radiance Award, the IALD distributed two Special Citations to notable projects at the awards presentation, which also served as a fundraiser for the IALD Education Trust.

The biggest roundabout in Croatia covers 15,000 square meters and actually serves as an efficient rainwater drainage system to resolve the community’s flooding problem. The outer ring constructed by architects is based on an elegant, circular construction of 340 white poles that release water vapor from the drainage system.

The lighting design colors this vapor with light beams of many nuances and intensities, creating a spectacular sight. During the daytime, the white circular structure adds harmony to the chaos of the traffic pattern; at night, the vibrant and unique lighting image welcomes tourists to town.

A control system allows a variation in lighting scenes, and is connected with the meteorological station. This allows the lighting and fog effects to be adjusted with real-time wind strength and the time of the day.

“This lighting and sculpture installation radically transforms a utilitarian space into a dynamic landmark,” said one judge. “Celebrating function is a feature of the work.”

PROJECT CREDITS

ROUNDABOUT PULA
PULA, CROATIA

LIGHTING DESIGN
Dean Skira, IALD
Godvin Poropat
Skira

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
ARCHITECTURE
Dino Krizmanic
Leonid Zuban

CLIENT
Vodotehnika

INVESTOR
Hrvatske Vode

ELECTRICIANS
Vintijan

PHOTOGRAPHY
© Danijel Bartolic
© Damir Bosnjak
© Skira Archive

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