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Winners of the Light Middle East Awards 2024 announced as Light + Intelligent Building Middle East concludes

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James Lakie
Light Middle East Awards

The annual awards ceremony took place on the closing day of Light + Intelligent Building Middle East, the region’s largest international exhibition for lighting and building technology.

Light Touch PLD was awarded ‘Project of the Year – The Ultimate Award’ for Atlantis The Royal, while the winning ‘International Project of the Year’ accolade went to Light-To-Light for The Church of Our Lady of Laeken,and Entra ASA, Void and LEDFlex Group for Delta, Oslo.

Celebrating a decade of excellence in the lighting world, the Light Middle East Awards took place at Palazzo Versace Dubai on 18 January.

The Light Middle East Awards winners were announced yesterday evening at a prestigious ceremony at Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai. Attended by lighting professionals from around the world, the event recognised outstanding lighting projects regionally and internationally, celebrating the brightest minds in the industry.

Light Touch PLD was under the spotlight on the evening, winning two categories for their work on Atlantis The Royal.  The Dubai-based architectural, interior and landscape lighting design company picked up the ‘Project of the Year Middle East - Hotel’ award and the highly coveted ‘Project of the Year – The Ultimate Award’ category.  

The co-winners for the highly anticipated ‘Project of the Year – International’ category were Light-To-Light for The Church of Our Lady of Laeken in Brussels, and Entra ASA, Void and LEDFlex Group for their collective efforts on Delta in Oslo.

Commenting on the awards and the winning entries, Abdul Muhsin, Show Director of Light + Intelligent Building Middle East, said: “Since the Light Middle East Awards began ten years ago, the ceremony has attracted worldwide attention from the lighting industry, as evidenced by the unprecedented number of international entries we received this year. The winners were ultimately selected for achieving outstanding quality and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in lighting design. We extend our congratulations to them all for their industry-leading projects.”

The lighting design of three Dubai-based restaurants was celebrated at the ceremony, co-winning the 'Project of the Year MEA - Restaurant' category. FPOV won the award for their work on Ling Ling Dubai, while Light Touch PLD and Studio Lumen were recognised for Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Chic Nonna, respectively.

The ‘Project of the Year MEA – Public Space’ category was awarded to GLARE for the Islamic Arts Biennale, while the ‘Project of the Year MEA – Cultural Heritage’ award was secured by Lighting Design Partnership International for the Oman Across Ages Museum. Meanwhile, Studio Mark secured the ‘Project of the Year MEA – Work Place’ award for the Fairmont HQ, Accor Headquarters in Dubai.

The ‘Decorative Product of the Year’ was won by Cattelani & Smith srl for Enso, while the ‘Indoor Lighting Product of the Year’ was awarded to ERCO Lighting for Quinta. The E-Framer product by VICE LIGHTING DWC picked up two awards on the evening, including the ‘Peer Award’ and the ‘Outdoor Lighting Product of the Year’ category, alongside co-winners the Linea Light Group for D-Wave. Rounding out the awards, Skandal Technologies won ‘Intelligent Lighting Solution of the Year’ for POET Creator Software.

Light + Intelligent Building Middle East took place from 16-18 January under the theme: ‘Enlightened Futures: How responsibility will guide the future of Light and Buildings’. Now in its 17th edition, the exhibition is part of a global network of Light + Building Technology fairs.

About Light + Intelligent Building Middle East

Light + Intelligent Building Middle East brings together world-renowned brands, regional players, and promising innovators for an exciting three-day showcase featuring lighting, electrical engineering, home, and building automation products. The exhibition has played a vital role in the growth and development of the industry since its launch in 2006, with a solid representation of global products and brands, several educational conferences, certified workshops, and leading awards programme to recognise the very best the industry has to offer.

About Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is one of the world’s leading trade fair, congress and event organisers with their own exhibition grounds. With a workforce of some 2,160 people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 28 subsidiaries, it organises events around the world. Group sales in financial year 2022 were around €454 million. We serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of Messe Frankfurt’s key strengths is its powerful and closely knit global sales network, which covers around 180 countries in all regions of the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are using our digital expertise to develop new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Sustainability is a central pillar of our corporate strategy. Here, we strike a healthy balance between ecological and economic interests, social responsibility and diversity.

Further information: www.messefrankfurt.com

About Messe Frankfurt Middle East

Messe Frankfurt Middle East’s portfolio of exhibitions includes: Automechanika Dubai, Automechanika Riyadh, Beautyworld Middle East, Beautyworld Saudi Arabia, Intersec, Intersec Saudi Arabia, Gifts & Lifestyle Middle East, Light + Intelligent Building Middle East and Paperworld Middle East. In the 2022/23 event season, Messe Frankfurt Middle East exhibitions combined featured 3,939 exhibitors from 66 countries and attracted 151,990 visitors from 116 countries.

By Naser Nader Ibrahim

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