IALD(国際照明デザイナーズ教会)とは、米国を拠点に世界的な照明演出の分野の発展に寄与している団体で、その主な活動内容としては「LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL」を主催し、その見本市の併設企画として世界中の照明演出分野に於ける秀作にたいして「Lighting Design Award」を授与しています。

MACBEAMは1998年に開催された「LIGHTFAIR INTERNATIONAL 1998 / Las Vegas」に於いて、斬新な商品に与えられる「Blue Ribbon Award」を受賞し、また第19回を迎えた「Lighting Design Award 2002」では、2001年に竣工しましたメリケンパーク・オリエンタルホテル(神戸/京都)内アクアホールの演出に於いて佳作を受賞いたしました。


Aqua Hall, Kobe, Japan >> showcase

A wedding hall located adjacent to the port of Kobe, the Aqua Hall was illuminated by the Takenaka Corp. to enhance its glass double-skin structure, which stands suspended over a pool. At night, mists of water lighted by underwater fixtures, encircle the jewel-box-like building, whose glass screen walls are internally luminous and visible to passersby. The Hall's interior was designed to heighten the drama od a wedding. Its key element is a transparent glass floor that bisects the space and allows a view of the pool below. The bottom of the glass is covered with mesh optical fiber, which shifts through a palette of six colors for a variety of effects. The glass screen walls as well as the concrete ceiling are illuminated with fluorescent fixtures concealed at floor level, producing a clean look and enhancing the space's simple architectural lines.

project: Aqua Hall location: Kobe, Japan client: Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hall lighting designer: Takenaka Corp. - Akihiko Kunimoto architect: Takenaka Corp. - Akihiko Kunimoto, Shuichi Sugiyama and Morihiko Miwa engineer: Takenaka Corp. - Takashi Kawano, Junya Sasaki, Yoshiyuki Kuramachi and Muneaki Ohara renderings: Takenaka Corp. - Akihiko Kunimoto; Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel - Mari Matsushita lighting manufacturers: Aromac Co., Ltd.; Ushino Lighting; Nippo Electric Co., Ltd.

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