DHA Design Hintze Hall project shortlisted at 2018 Lighting Design Awards

May 3rd, this Thursday, sees the presentation of the 2018 Lighting Design Awards, by Lighting Magazine, at London’s Park Lane Hotel.

Sixteen awards will be presented, in categories that range from best lighting art installation to best lighting manufacturer. Over three hundred entries were submitted, reduced to a shortlist of 65 entries across the categories.

DHA Designs are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Heritage category for the Hintze Hall project, designed as part of Casson Mann’s revised exhibition scheme for this ‘cathedral of nature, which has already won a prized D&AD pencil in their Spatial Design category & has also been shortlisted at the 2018 Museum & Heritage Awards for their best new permanent exhibition award.

Only three entries were shortlisted for the Heritage category, and the other schemes by Ingenieure Bamberger & ÅF Lighting are very strong, so competition for this category will be great indeed. We look forward to the evening, and seeing which of the three entries was judged the winner.

 

National Holocaust Memorial Competition – Winning Team Announced

DHA Designs are delighted to be part of the winning team for the competition to create the National Holocaust Memorial, located in Victoria Tower Gardens near the Houses of Parliament.

The competition was conceived by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation to remember the 6 million Jewish people that were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as all other victims of Nazi persecution.

Eneko at One Aldwych wins at the Restaurant & Bar Awards

Casson Mann‘s design for Eneko at One Aldwych  has won the award for Best restaurant in a hotel at the 2017 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The awards, hotly contested over thirty categories from best restaurant to best Middle Eastern & Aftrican bar, are judged by a team of industry-recognised figures and were presented at King’s Cross Events Space on 6 October.

Casson Mann’s scheme was judged to be the winning scheme from a shortlist of seven entries that included the designs of the new Devonshire Club in London, Rofuta in Birmingham & Refuge in Manchester.

The design of the restaurant necessitated a complete re-think of a difficult space: below ground  in a corner of a large London hotel, with no access to natural light. The scheme created a grand staircase entrance to a mezzanine bar that floated over the restaurant below, giving a sense of spaciousness and airyness to a space that had had little of either before. Casson Mann’s palette of textures and materials reflected the heritage of chef Eneko Atxa’s Basque heritage, using local woods for the tables and ceramics typical of the area for wall claddings.

DHA were engaged to provide the lighting scheme, including elements of concealed lighting so that diners are given the impression of being surrounded by natural light, despite being metres underground. Shane Holland Design was brought on board to create handmade suspended light fixtures over each booth table to a particular design by Casson Mann’s creative director, Roger Mann.