Prize(s) Winners in Exterior Architectural Illumination
Company Ning Field Lighting Design Corp., Ltd.
Lead Designers Dongning Wang
Other Designer's names Sun Xiaolei, Zhou Lihua, Yu Jincang, Cui Zhenmei, Zhang Cheng, Ma Xinsheng
Client Jingdezhen Black Cat Group Co., Ltd
Photo Credits Su Shengliang, Zhang Qinquan, Wang Junqi
Other Credits Architecture, Interior and Landscape Design: Studio Zhu Pei
Completion Date 2022
Project Location Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province
Entry DescriptionInspired by the local ancient villages, the architects designed the complex to be scattered and porous.
Artificial flood lighting, hidden from view, mimics natural lighting with a neutral white color temperature. The reflected light provides ambient illumination for the space below, creating a lantern-like effect when viewed from the outside.
Several concrete columns are positioned in front of the main entrance, their width and narrowness changing as the viewing angle shifts. The oblique light passing through the hard, rounded columns is captured as a warm, glazed luster on the concrete surface, creating an interplay of light and shadow. At night, in-ground lighting fixtures selectively illuminate the columns, creating a sense of drama and mystery through precise light distribution. The upward light reflected from the curved top surface provides soft, indirect illumination to the entrance space below, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
The lighting master plan and hierarchy played a crucial role in creating a cohesive and diverse complex. By varying the height and intensity of lighting along paths and nodes, a pleasant journey is created from the site entrance to the buildings. Careful selection of specific trees and landscape features further accentuates the tranquil atmosphere in a subtle manner.
Sustainability ApproachBy directing luminaires downwards in landscaped fields, the amount of spill light reaching the night sky is reduced. This not only helps to decrease light pollution and energy consumption, but also preserves the natural beauty of the night. Furthermore, by limiting the illuminated elements on the site, a more harmonious and peaceful environment is created that coexists more closely with nature.
Company DescriptionNing Field Lighting Design Founder/Chief Creative Director;
United Artists Lighting Design Founder/Chief Creative Director;
Professional Member of IALD
Member of IESNA;
Member of China Illuminating Engineering Society;
Member of Interior Lighting Committee;
China Arts Architecture Design & Research Institute: VP and Director of Lighting Design Research Center;
Architecture and Culture Society of China: Director of Lighting Art Committe
Executive Manager of 3rd Administrative Council;