Half the speakers
will be architects,
and half lighting
Ben Adams of London-based Ben Adams
Architects is visiting critic at the AA,
Central St Martins and l’Ecole Speciale
d’Architecure in Paris. In a special debate,
he poses the question: why is it easier to
get a landscape architect appointed to a
project than a lighting designer?
Andreas Schulz is the founder of the
multi-award winning lighting design
practice Licht Kunst Licht. Notable
projects include the Uniqa Tower in
Vienna, the Museum of European
Civilisation in Marseille and the
acclaimed Städel Museum in Frankfurt.
John McRae is a director of Orms. He
creates architecture that is sensitive
to the users’ individual and collective
needs. With the Teenage Cancer Trust, he
developed a design blueprint for all their
buildings, including The Skypad Cardiff,
which won a string of prestigious awards.
ROGIER VAN DER HEIDE
Rogier van der Heide is the Chief Design
and Marketing Officer of the Zumtobel
Group and a well-known lighting designer.
He has received over 20 individual design
awards, and has completed projects with
Renzo Piano, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid,
Michael Graves, Cesar Pelli and others.
Dean Skira is a lighting and luminaire
designer with over 20 years’ experience and
a raft of international awards to his name.
One of Skira’s best known projects is the
‘Cranes’, in Pula, Croatia, which changed
shipping cranes at the Uljanik Shipyard
into a moving light art installation.
A series of panel discussions will look at issues and
themes common to both professions. One will promote
debate on how lighting design can be democratised
and brought to everyone in the form of ‘social lighting’.
Another will pick up Ben Adams’ theme in his essay
in this issue (see page 18) and ask: why is it easier to
get a landscape designer appointed to a project than a
It’s all part of Europe’s largest annual lighting event as
it’s co-located with LuxLive, the UK’s largest lighting
exhibition, and Strategies in Light, Europe’s leading
LED lighting conference, so you can see the whole
lighting market in one place.
Innovations and the latest designs from the leading
names in architectural lighting will be out in
force, including Zumtobel, iGuzzini, Hess, Selux,
Hoffmeister, LED Linear, Anolis, Forma, Rako, GVA,
Rako, Applelec and Unilamp UK.
And best of all, it’s all free! So register for your place at
www.lightspace.london, and stay in the loop.
London ExCeL, east London
Wednesday 18 November: 9am to 9pm
Thursday 19 November: 9am to 5pm