Light Cibles shines at the 29th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

Award-winning lighting design consultancy Light Cibles honoured with Award of Excellence at prestigious international association award ceremony

SINGAPORE – June 7, 2012 – Lighting design consultancy company Light Cibles is proud to announce that it clinched an Award of Excellence at the 29th Annual International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) International Lighting Design Awards 2012, for its Lighting Beirut Architecture project.Presented on May 10th 2012 at the Renaissance Hotel in Las Vegas, the award recognized Light Cibles brilliant lighting design to illuminate historic landmarks in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon. The recognition further emphasizes Light Cibles quality of performance in delivering award-winning lighting architectural design for their clients. 

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award. This is a testament to the excellence that we are committed to deliver to our clients, and a source of creative inspiration to the team,” said Emmanuel Clair, Group Chairman of Light Cibles.

Lighting Beirut Architecture is the first project of its kind to permanently light up a large urban area using image projection, illuminating 28 heritage and contemporary building façades in the heart of historic Beirut. It was a technical challenge and Light Cibles had to make the lighting scheme appear traditional even though it was cutting-edge technology. Light Cibles was the appointed contractor by client, Solidere, to enhance the grandeur of historical Beirut monuments through lighting. The aim was to transform the city centre into an arena for cultural experimentation with light.

Speaking on the judging criteria of the projects, one of the award judges said, “The scale of the Beirut lighting project is simply impressive. The execution and details are remarkable.”

The Beirut project allowed Light Cibles to explore various forms of lighting architecture designs where façades of more contemporary buildings utilize a different concept from historical monuments.

“This project posed a different set of challenges for us, but we are proud that our approach towards distinctly setting the historical buildings apart from the modern ones created that ‘wow’ effect we hoped to achieve,” said Clair.

Light Cibles was among 14 other award winners from seven other countries in this year’s IALD award. Of the 15 projects recognized, two projects earned Special Citations; while six earned Awards of Merit and seven earned Awards of Excellence.

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