CREA AWARDS 2012: Winners Announced
The wait is over! VIBIA, in cooperation with Architonic, are excited to announce the three winners of the CREA AWARDS 2012. Creative minds from 40 different countries participated in the contest, providing ideas for lighting applied to architecture and interior design.The main goal: to create inspiring and convincing photo collages of spaces illuminated using Vibia’s new modular lighting collections.The winners were selected on the basis of the conceptual interaction of the light setting with space, their creativity and the architectural and visual quality of the projects. The decision wasn’t easy for jury members Sevil Peach, Ulrike Brandi, Lars Krückeberg, Martin Gran, Francesc Rifé and Tobias Lutz. Congratulations to all participants for their creativity and thinking beyond the conventional. And with that said, here are the winners:
First Prize | The Optical Window by Smart Metropolitans (Poland)
The space represents a clear architectural concept of a dreamy, intimate environment that plays with light and shadow with the use of perforated external walls. The internal wall has an artificial light installation with the use of integrated, wall mounted FOLD luminaries by Vibia, which create a similar pattern on the wall. The light-source is not seen, but the light throws sharp-edged shadows where the lampshade touches the wall, creating a visual dialogue, a poetic interaction between external daylight and internal artificial light.
Second Prize | Built Link by Jan Ulmer Architects (Germany)
The Berlin firm has implemented the use of LINK lamps by Vibia as 'bricks' to literally build with light. As a result, in 'Haus Edelmann' the rooms open out around a voluminous core, whose outer shell consists of a self-supporting light structure. The individual elements of this core of light can be switched on or off or dimmed in order to differentiate the surrounding areas and functions.
Third Prize | Flow Light by IM LAB (UK)
Multiple rooms interlinked by a staircase: the project is both a lighting solution highlighting the main areas of display and a sculptural interpretation of the space, guiding the visitor through the vertical connection. HALO by Vibia allows for exactly that spatial movement through the building, aligning light with the visitor’s motion. The flowing design was inspired by the movement of wine being poured out of the bottle.