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DHA wins Outdoor Project of the Year at 2013 Lux Awards

The DHA Designs team were delighted to win the Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year category at the 2013 Lux Awards, presented at the Park Plaza hotel on the 21st November. The judges praised the scheme for its ‘simplicity and sympathy with the architecture of the building’. The award was won against a strong shortlist of other schemes.

The Lux Awards are presented annually by Lux Magazine across seventeen categories that range from product design to completed schemes in a number of different environments and decided upon by a jury of industry peers.

More information on our lighting scheme for the Science Museum, and how it came about, can be found on our pages for the project.

DHA & the D&AD Awards

DHA were delighted to have been the lighting designers for three out of the four nominated exhibitions in the spatial design category at this year’s D&AD awards.

The three schemes that DHA worked on could not have been more different, each requiring a considered approach to the lighting scheme to reflect the individual scheme design, the needs of the audio-visual environment and the very particular lighting requirements of the objects in each exhibition.

Google’s Weblab project required a cool palette of light to suggest the laboratory environment, punctuated by splashes of warm light to indicate interaction and energy.

Heatherwick Studio’s Designing the Extraordinary scheme required a tight punch of light onto each item and object on display to create a jewel-like display of this company’s remarkable output.

The Casson Mann-designed Hollywood Costume sought to re-create the hyper-reality of the film soundstage with dramatic, dark backdrops and projected images to immerse the visitor in the world of character creation by the work of the costume designer.

Congratulations to all of the nominated scheme designers. We were delighted to have provided the lighting designs to each of these remarkable exhibitions.

William Morris Gallery crowned Museum of the Year 2013

Less than two weeks after winning the Museums and Heritage Award for Best Permanent Exhibition, the William Morris Gallery has won Museum of the Year 2013, collecting the Art Fund’s ¬£100,000 prize.

The lighting for the exhibition and welcome area was designed by dha design.

Watch the BBC footage here of the museum following its opening in August 2012

Riverside Museum, Glasgow wins European Museum of the Year

The Zaha Hadid designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow has won the European Museum of the Year Award 2013. The lighting design for the exhibition was designed by DHA Design in 2012.

The Riverside Museum demonstrates brilliantly how a specialist transport collection can renew its relevance through active engagement with wider social and universal issues. The EMYA 2013 Judging Panel agreed unanimously that the museum fulfils the EMYA criteria of ‘public quality’ at the highest level.