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Special Night for A.C. Special Projects at the 2011 Lighting Design Awards

14th March 2011

David Atkinson of David Atkinson Lighting Design (DALD) won the coveted 'Lighting Designer of The Year' Award at the 2011 Lighting Design Awards (LDAs) for his consistently groundbreaking and varied architectural schemes over the years - many of which have been supplied by A.C. Special Projects Ltd.

The prestigious Awards event was staged at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London last week, attended by over 700 guests including a glittering array of leading lighting designers, specifiers and architects.

Much of David Atkinson's work has involved A.C. Special Projects as a supplier of leading lighting equipment, control solutions and expertise, a highly successful and fruitful collaboration that stretches back nearly 10 years.

A.C. Special Projects' MD Peter Keiderling comments, "Congratulations to David for his achievement in winning the Award, which deservedly recognises him as one of the industry's finest practitioners. A.C. Special Projects and David have worked together on many high profile installations, where his innovative and original approach is constantly inspiring, so it's always a pleasure helping to bring his groundbreaking lighting schemes to life."

This great teamwork includes lighting the British Music Experience (BME) interactive music exhibition at the O2 Arena in London, which won the 2010 Lighting For Leisure LDA, and the 'Centre of The Cell' interactive science education centre in Whitechapel, London, which won the 2010 Low Carbon LDA.

Other high profile project collaborations include the ‘Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes’ exhibition at the V&A Museum, London; the Eurostar Business Premier Lounge at St Pancras International station; international auctioneers Christie's London HQ and sales room in King Street, St James, London; Swansea's spectacular National Waterfront Museum; the Museum of London Docklands and Romsey Abbey in Hampshire.

ACSP Sponsors 'Special Project' LDA

A.C. Special Projects also sponsored the 'Special Projects' category of the 2011 LDAs, making it a truly "Special" evening in all respects for the architectural lighting equipment sales and installations company.

Peter Keiderling presented the 2011 Special Projects LDA to the Jason Bruges Studio for their innovative video art installation on Platform 5 at Sunderland (railway) Station, a project commissioned by Nexus.

The Platform 5 installation is a key component in the station's refurbishment and consists of a 144m long by 3m tall glass block wall concealing a disused platform. Within this is a large low-resolution video matrix (755 x 15 pixels) made up of individually addressable white LED nodes mounted on bespoke metal frames. The content played through this depicts 'ghostly' characters that appear behind the glass wall .....opposite passengers awaiting trains.

The Special Projects category of the LDA's covers projects with restrictions like budget, planning or English Heritage listings. 'Restricted budget' schemes are defined as those with under £20,000 expenditure on the capital lighting equipment.

Peter Keiderling comments, "A.C. Special Projects is proud to have presented this Award to such an imaginative work. In sponsoring this category, we acknowledge the finest examples of our industry peers in delivering highly innovative and creative solutions for projects with restrictions to planning and budget."

A.C. Special Projects is a major provider of architectural lighting equipment sales and installations to the industry, working with lighting consultants and architects to provide innovative lighting schemes utilising interior and exterior light fittings, control and effects lighting.

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