The city of Aalborg in Denmark has been awarded first prize at the 14th annual City.People.Light awards. The prize was given for the city's innovative House of Music, an urban regeneration project and theatre complex.
ÅF lighting, the company that designed and executed the project, was also recognised at the event.
The House of Music is part of a larger renovation project that was geared towards transforming the Aalborg waterfront from an industrialised zone into a vibrant university city and buzzing cultural hub.
The design embraces the heritage of the site, while being distinctive enough to attract visitors to the city.
'In the new space, lighting intertwines with the natural backdrop of the waterfront creating a unique landscape throughout the day and at night,' C.F. Møller, the project’s landscape architect. commented.
'The space can adapt to the event, exhibition or season that is taking place. This is achieved through tailored lighting solutions,' Møller concluded.
'In the new space, lighting intertwines with the natural backdrop of the waterfront creating a unique landscape throughout the day and even at night.
Over the years City.People.Light has honored multiple cities for their sustainable urban development projects that utilise light to enhance the environment and the lives of local citizens.
'We received over 30 entries and have seen increasing interest from designers and cities in urban beautification,' commented Kim Moonsung, country leader at Philips Lighting in Korea.
'The City.People.Light helps cities to progress towards a better use of light, leading to a better quality of life for their citizens,' Mary-Ann Schreurs, vice-mayor of innovation and design, culture and sustainability at the city of Eindhoven.