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Night of Heritage Light triumphs at Lighting Design Awards 2016

The Night of Heritage Light (NoHL) by the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has been named the Heritage Project of the Year at the Lighting Design Awards on 5th May.

Judged by prominent figures within the lighting industry, this award recognises the effort and expertise of the Society’s members and the many partners who supported NoHL.

On 1st October 2015, the SLL lit 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites in celebration of the International Year of Light. Each site was allocated a design team, led by an SLL member. The event was also supported by just under 50 partnering organisations.

On behalf of the Society, SLL President, Liz Peck accepted the award, accompanied by members of the organisational team behind NoHL; Dan Lister MSLL, Simon Fisher MSLL, SLL Secretary, Brendan Keely and SLL Coordinator, Juliet Rennie. Also integral to NOHL was Rhiannon West, who is was unable to attend.

Liz Peck, President of the SLL, said: “The Night of Heritage Light was an amazing reflection of the Society and its diverse membership. I couldn’t be prouder of the Society, everyone who took part and the talented teams of industry experts who made it all happen. It is an honour to collect this award in recognition of all they achieved.”

On receiving the award, Brendan Keely, SLL Secretary, said: “The level of collaboration which took place in order to light 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites in one night was immense.”

In the same category and highly commended was Australian War Memorial by Steensen Varming, Sayner Huette Foundry by Freundeskreis Sayner Huettea and Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel by APV Architectural Lighting Design. Also shortlisted was Derby Cathedral by James Morse Lighting Design and York Art Gallery by Arup.