Casambi Awards – Harrods Dining Hall takes the top prize

The 2021 Casambi Summit wrapped up the day with the Casambi Awards finalists and winner announcements. Over fifty entries were submitted from all over the world. The entries’ diversity and quality ensured a lively debate among the judges as to who should ultimately take the trophy.  

Casambi Awards 2021 Winner

Lighting Design International won the prize with their project entry, Harrods Dining Hall, which was chosen for its atmospheric, multi-layered, and warm lighting scheme. The judges were particularly impressed with how the Casambi wireless control was used to bring the necessary multi-layered control without the need to install new wiring.  

Winning project: Harrods Dining Hall by Lighting Design International

Project parties of the winning project:

Client: Harrods
Lighting Design: Lighting Design International
Interior Designer: David Collins Studio
Architect: Woods Hardwick
M&E: Dowling Blunt
Project Management: Emmaus Consulting
Kitchen Consultant: SHW Design
Joinery Contractor: Umdash
Main Contractor: Jaysam
Electrical Contractor: AM Electrics

Casambi Awards finalists

Rounding up the top three finalists were Dr. George Fatseas and their entry, Linear Accelerators I + II, and the Al Doho Quarter renewal, designed by ALS. The judges chose Linear Accelerators I + II for its uniqueness (including a 3D light sculpture) and the dynamic color-changing scheme, which the staff could control for the patient’s needs. The Al Doho Quarter renewal was chosen for the project’s scale (900+ nodes and 7 gateways) and just the general technical aspect of realizing this kind of project within a historical setting. 

Finalist: Linear Accelerator I + II by Dr George Fatseas
Finalist: The Al Doho Quarter renewal by ALS and Lamp

Casambi Awards Jury

Pavlina Akritas, Associate Lighting Designer, Arup

Kai Piippo, Head of Design, Light Bureau Sweden

Marc Juarez, Technical Director Europe, Seoul Semiconductor

Andrea Nava, Managing Director, Erco Italy

Paul James, Managing Director, [d]arc media

Casambi would like to congratulate the winning project team and the finalists! We also want to thank all of those who submitted entries, as well as the judges who gave their time to painstakingly go through all submissions and make their decision.