Register: 01/30/2016, Submit: 01/31/2016, Eligibility: Young designers, students university and colleges, professionals with <5 years in profession, Fee: Free, Awards: 1st Prize $5,000 USD + $2,000 USD a Travel Stipend for Light Fair International (LFI) in San Diego CA, USA, 2nd Prize $2,500 USD, 3rd Prize$ 1,000 USD
“To live between earth and heaven, man must “understand” those two elements, and their interaction.”
Christian Norberg-Schulz; Genius loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture
From one village to another, from a great capital to another, from one continent to another, there are fewer discoveries for the traveler: this epidemic phenomenon, sanitizes cities as well as man. Humanity has no more time to think; ease and expediency reigns. Everything must go quickly, risking the abuse of the copy-paste and multiplying the mistakes by overriding respect for context, originality of a place, a space: globalization tends to depersonalize our environment.
The spirit of place. In the religion of ancient Rome, a genius loci was the protective spirit of a place. Man, over history, has always endeavored to promote local quality of its environment to build their living environment. The intrinsic characteristics of a place differ from a geographic, sociologic, demographic, urban point of view, giving the place its uniqueness. Whatever the level, the context, the creation must be an appropriate response to the sense of place: the place must be the starting point of the reflection of design.
The second edition of the CLUE competition invites you to think about the spirit of a place where light does not escape the genius loci design principle.
Candidates should choose a place without limitation of scale, location, inside and outside, and provide a response in line with the local reality.
Proposals will be evaluated primarily according to relevance of the lighting plan in relation to the selected location and context.