S&T’s Lighting Design for Opera House Lane has had great success on the national and international stage this month.

The 12th International city.people.light award included a “Special Mention” for the design as well as a nomination to “People’s Choice” awards. The ceremony was held in Dubrovnik, Croatia and put Wellington on stage alongside Germany, Denmark and France.

City.people.light sets out to recognize the efforts cities make to ‘rehumanise’ their environments, applying light as a tool in urban development for the well-being of those who live, work, visit or do business in a city.

A member of the jury commented: “A genuine fun and imaginative project. It shows and emphasizes the capacity of light to improve the livability of a street, its urban integration, and the safety feelings of people.”

The project was also shortlisted in the Lighting Design Awards 2015 (LDAwards) “International Project (Exteriors) category”, to be held at the London Hilton on Park Lane in February.

Nationally, the project has had great success at the IES Lighting Design Awards winning an “Award of Excellence” from the Illuminating Engineering Society, IES, and an “Award of Excellence” from the Royal Astronomical Society New Zealand.

Creating this type of dynamic lighting in a public area has been exciting but it’s also a risk doing something out of the ordinary. Seeing the public’s reactions and the awards show that we made the right choices with the design.” - Lighting Designer, Pontus Hammarback Learn more about S&T’s lighting design for Opera House Lane here