LIGHTITUDE: Lighting urban areas above the polar circle

This year theme invites participants to reflect on lighting the communities near the Polar Circle.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Lighting
Country Montréal, Canada
RegDeadline 2 September 2012 GoogleCal iCal
3 September 2012 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Upcoming professional with five (5) years or less of experience, students

"LIGHTITUDE" is the theme of the 2012 CLU foundation contest. This year's theme invites participants to reflect on lighting the communities near the Polar Circle. Due to their high latitude these communities are subjected to particular lighting phenomena. Since light is an essential part of every living organism, it or its lack thereof has a profound effect on humankind. Can these isolated communities benefit from a more adapted artificial outdoor lighting solution to satisfy their particular Nordic needs and identities?

Mathieu Casavant (Landscape Architect, President, CLU Foundation [NIPpaysage])
Daniel Chartier (Director, International Laboratory for the Comparative Multidisciplinary Study of Representations of the North [Université du Québec à Montréal])
Marie-Helene Cousineau (Video and film maker [Amait Video et Isuma TV])
Alain Fournier (Architect, MOAQ, MOAA, FIR AC [Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architectes et associés])
Guy Galipeau (Industrial Designer [Philips Lumec])
Paula Meijerink (Director, Landscape Architecture School, MLA [Universit de Montréal])
Alessandra Ponte (Professor, School of Architecture, Ph.D. Phyllis Lambert International Seminar [Universit de Montréal])
Niels Van Duinen (Director of Product Management, M.Sc. [Philips Professional Luminaires, North America])
Grace Barrasso (Superintendent Environment, Sustainable Development [Xstrata Nickel  Raglan Mine])
Karine Nadotti (Project Coordinator [Mission Design])

1st Prize: 2,500$ or a 12 weeks training course* with the industrial design and engineering teams of Philips Lumec (The training course is remunerated. Conditions may apply)
2nd Prize: 1,500 $
3rd Prize: 1,000 $

Entry Fee

PDF file and a Brief description of your project of 150 words

Publication of Laureates: 24 September 2012

Past winners

Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU)

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