PLDC International Design Ideas Competition 2017: The future of urban lighting now is over!
The Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) recently has opened the new call for entries for 2017 international lighting competition, titled ’The future of urban lighting’ seeking for the creative and intelligent solutions from all creative, to support and enhance social life in cities. ies.
The PLDC Professional Lighting Design Convention is hosting an international design lighting competition 2017 titled "The future of urban lighting".
Following a phase in which urban functions such as living, working, shopping and leisure were treated separately in our cities, the current trend is to return to a mix of all these activities, both in downtown areas as well as in the suburbs. This means the public realm will be used more consistently around the clock, which in turn will lead to an increased need for appropriate lighting solutions outside daylight hours. Urban lighting in the form of master plans with illuminated landmarks and purposefully designed lighting for traffic and circulation areas is due to be complemented by light-related factors that relate to human scale and well being at night time. Besides the need for safety – shady characters shy away from light – these include the effort to design public spaces so they are more attractive and promote social life in the urban realm.
The social component is a driving force in the process to make the public realm feel safe and good to use after dark, and therefore needs to be taken into consideration. Interactivity and smart lighting can be used to support this move. Human-oriented lighting design of the future in the urban context, taking the City of Paris as an example.
On this basis they are looking for “creative and intelligent solutions to support and enhance social life in cities”.
The required material includes:
• a report describing the idea, the effect and the proposed solution (not exceeding 500 words)
• graphic material showing the concept and details
Additional material may include:
• a video or other animated material
• a model (to be delivered by standard mail)
For drawings and graphics:
two A1 sheets maximum, in JPG format.
For the report, sketches or images:
A4 format PDFs in a compressed folder (.zip or .rar); the explanatory report shall comprise 10 type-written files maximum plus cover page.
Video clips or animations are optional. They shall not exceed a duration of 3 minutes and shall be included in the same compressed folder as the report.
Participation is possible in groups and targeted to lighting designers, architects and engineers to lead the design groups.
The first round of judging will take place in June 2017, after which the shortlist of the best 10 competitors will be published. The listing of the best 3 and an additional special prize will be announced at PLDC 2017 in November, in Paris.
This biannual Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest developments in lighting design, and discuss the future of the lighting profession. The fee to enter the PLDC 2017 Design Ideas competition is 75 Euro per submission (student fee 35 Euro + student ID).
This competition is open to al creative and targeted to lighting designers, architects and engineers to lead the design groups.