Lightitude: Lighting Urban Areas Above the Polar Circle

Sponsor: Fondation Concept Lumière Urbaine (CLU)

Type: Open, internationl, one-stage

Language: English

Fee: None

Eligibility: Students, graduates in the profession of architecture


1st Prize – $2,500 or a 12 weeks training course with the industrial design and engineering teams of Philips Lumec.

2nd Prize – $1,500

3rd Prize – $1,000


31 Aug 2012 – End Q & A period

2 Sept 2012 – Deadline for registration

3 Sept 2012 – Deadline for project submittal

Design Challenge:

“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?

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