ARUP DEUTSCHLAND GMBH CREATES A SHIMMERING NIGHTSCAPE GLOW
Luminaries of the lighting profession gathered at the elegant Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia, PA USA on 22 May to honor the winners of the 36th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards. Twentythree projects from 12 countries were on display—including exteriors, interiors, workspaces, museums, hospitality sites and a place of worship. This year’s winners represent some of the most innovative and inspiring architectural lighting design work found anywhere in the world.
The lighting design for the Amorepacific Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea by Arup Deutschland GmbH took home an IALD Award of Merit.
In stark contrast to many other more aggressively lit buildings in Seoul, the Amorepacific Headquarters shimmers in the evening light, more subtly aglow.
The Arup Deutschland GmbH team offered a design that turns an unobtrusive building into a glowing lantern. Their scheme allows for multiple light atmospheres within a single system, fitting the multiuse nature of the building.
Judges had high praise, stating that the design was “a welcome change [bringing] back the retro design of lighting to complement exposed concrete with modern LED technology.”
Amorepacific Headquarters emphasizes the use of natural light, first and foremost, with its inner courtyard that lends light and a sense of nature to all areas of the building. The three large incisions in the building indicate the soft boundaries between nature and urban spaces, between inside spaces and outside spaces.
While the upper office floors are supplied with light from the atrium, their external façades serve multiple functions. The lamella cladding is designed in four different formations and arranged in multiple combinations to limit direct exposure to the sun, preventing glare and overheating while also providing optimum views. At night these façades generate the subtle lighting effect that gives the building its unique shimmer.
Seoul, South Korea
Emily Dufner (Formerly with Arup Deutschland GmbH)
Paula Longato (Formerly with Arup Deutschland GmbH)
Carolin Tietgen (Formerly with Arup Deutschland GmbH)
Arup Deutschland GmbH
David Chipperfield Architects – Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
HAEAHN Architecture Inc.
Infinte Bloom, 2017 Leo Villareal
Blue Sun, 2018 Rafael Lozano-Hemmer