November. 25 2021

Dezeen Awards 2021

Light Bureau wins the Architectural lighting of the year 2021 award at this year’s Dezeen Awards


Yesterday, Light Bureau’s team in London was awarded the prestigious Dezeen Award for the lighting concept at Maggie’s centre in Leeds, with the following comment by the jury:

“This project is beautifully done, and well-considered for the respective spaces. There is a play between the architecture, nature and lighting.”

Maggie’s Leeds is the cancer charity’s twenty-sixth care centre in the UK. The centre is located on the hospital grounds, but the lighting was a key component to make people feel calm and at home as soon as they stepped through the doors.

The lighting was designed to be warm, comfortable, intuitive to use and to provide a visual connection between the interior and exterior space.

We are truly honoured to win the Architectural lighting of the year and so proud of this project and all the recognition we have received for our work at Maggie’s Leeds. I would like to thank Maggie’s and Heatherwick Studio for trusting us with this assignment and for letting us be a part of designing such an important space

Paloma Plumed, Lighting designer at Light Bureau.

About Maggie’s cancer care centre

Maggie’s is a charitable initiative co-founded in 1995 by garden designer Maggie and her husband, architecture critic Charles Jencks. Their vision was to create a cancer care centre, a safe and warm space where people could access emotional and psychological support surrounded by good architecture and uplifting landscape. Maggie’s in Leeds is the charity’s twenty-sixth cancer care centre in the UK.

Client: Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre

Design Team: Heatherwick Studio

Landscape Architect: Balston Agius


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Paloma Plumed Martin

Associate Lighting designer, UK