Submission: September 13, 2013
Registration: September 12, 2013
Prizes: 1st Prize $ 2.500 2nd Prize $ 1.500 3rd Prize $ 1.000
Type: Open competition for students and professionals
2013 edition of the CLU Foundation’s International competition that invites participants to consider the role of lighting in the urban areas of tomorrow.
Think of the future. Imagine urban neighborhoods where there are, for example, no cars, that the territory belongs to the people and that we put value in community, natural, recreational and social environments. Whether it be a citizen, resident or end-user, how can lighting be conceived around this individual with needs, emotions and desires. Professionals in landscape architecture, architecture or urban planning recognize that neighborhoods need to reinvent themselves. We must put aside our paradigms and open ourselves to new ideas.
Functional needs of urban lighting, such as security, traffic and signaling, have been met with rational responses by designers. But if we look at lighting solutions from a completely different angle, bringing light to a person could generate a feeling of well-being, a sense of belonging to a place or be a way to create a strong identity. In this context, should we review the traditional luminous object that can be found everywhere? How will this physically change the light source?