Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards

Company | Posted by Judy Zhou on Tuesday 28 July 2015

The stunning lighting sculptures created for the newly refurbished Park Lane Mall at Meadowhall Shopping Centre have been shortlisted for the Best Decorative Lighting Installation in the darc Awards celebrating the best in international architectural and decorative lighting design. 

The 12 short listed installations represent America, Belgium, France, Italy, Moldova, Peru and Scandinavia as well the UK, and are voted for by an international panel of lighting design luminaries.

 

Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards

Jointly designed by the Vector interiors design team of Wakefield based architects The Harris Partnership and Manchester based BDP Lighting and manufactured by Northern Lights in Chesterfield, these mass installations take centre stage in the Mall transformation, connecting upper and lower shopping areas and delivering a genuine ‘wow’ factor to the shopping environment and experience.

Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards
Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards

The eight suspended lighting structures comprise more than 10,000 precision cut geometric shapes and 20,000 clear crystals illuminated by narrow beam LED luminaire light projectors so that each sculpture appears to rain down from the glass roof bringing an energising yet calming effect to the space.

Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards
Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards

The Park Lane Mall refurbishment follows the Gold Award winning refurbishment of the Oasis Food Court undertaken by The Harris Partnership for British Land at Meadowhall, one of only six super-regional shopping malls in the country.

The total transformation has resulted in a crisp, clean, uncluttered mall that provides a complementary backdrop to enhance the retail outlets, allowing individual signage to stand out and helping to attract many aspirational lifestyle brands including The White Company, Jigsaw and White Stuff.

Meadowhall Lighting Sculptures Nominated for the Inaugural Darc Awards

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Testbed1 / Doodle Bar arts venue, Battersea, London on 24th September to coincide with British Design Week. 

The Awards are the first ever peer-you-peer system for a lighting design awards, every independent lighting designer and light artist will be encouraged to vote online for their favourite lighting schemes. So if you are a lighting designers and want these stunning sculptures to win, please vote for the Meadowhall Shopping Centre project here http://www.darcawards.com/meadowhall-shopping-centre