LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards


On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, LUCI Association, the international network of cities on urban lighting, is pleased to announce the LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards.

Designed for cities and local authorities, the LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards recognise, every two years, urban lighting projects that reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of urban lighting and show a positive impact on economic, social, and cultural development. They celebrate cities that have driven projects with the ultimate aim to improve sustainability and quality of life.

The inaugural ceremony will be organised during the LUCI AGM Busan (South Korea) 19-22 October 2022.

Why Apply?  

Winners will receive an award prize package and international recognition for their work in 2022 and 2023. Awarded projects will be highlighted as case studies within the Network’s communication channels, adding to the long term collective knowledge and insights to share with cities internationally.

Find out more in the LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards Application Guide 2022

Jury line-up


Kristin Bredal
Kristin Bredal is the founder, CEO and Chief Designer of ZENISK, a design office specialised in light plans for urban areas, architectural lighting design, light art, and exhibition design. Kristin got engaged in public lighting because she viewed there to be a lack of aesthetics and little care for soul and human wellbeing in the urban environment.
Kristin has received several awards, for her work both in theater and architecture. She is currently Chapter lead for Norway in the IALD Nordic Chapter.


Jean-Michel Deleuil
Jean-Michel Deleuil has been teaching urban planning for twenty years at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon).
He is also a researcher for the lab “Triangle” of the National Centre for Scientific Research. His work concerns nighttime management in cities and urban lighting policies.

Elisa Hillgen

Elisa Hillgen
Elisa Hillgen is a Lighting Designer and City of Light Coordinator for the City of Jyväskylä, Finland. She has previously worked in the field of building and interior design and has over 13 years of experience in different fields of lighting. Her job as a lighting coordinator is to handle dark time cityscape by organizing design projects and maintenance for urban lighting in Jyväskylä.

Vincent Laganier

Vincent Laganier
Vincent Laganier is an Architect, graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture of Nantes. He has authored six books on light, the city and buildings.
Founder and editor of the French-speaking portal Light ZOOM Lumiere, this website shares news, ideas and trends from urban planning to architecture, from lighting design to lighting technologies. Vincent teaches at the ENSA in Nantes, the ENSATT and the Campus Lumière in Lyon.

Keonsoo nAM

Keonsoo Nam
Keonsoo Nam works as director of Public Urban Design Division for the Busan Metropolitan City and is responsible for Urban/City scape, Nightscape, and public design.
His fields of expertise are urban planning, architectural design, public and environmental design. Keonsoo is also a licensed architect in the US and member of Korean Institute of Architects.

Esther Torello

Esther Torelló
Esther Torelló is the founder of Lightecture, a magazine designed for all those who are passionate about the infinite possibilities that light brings in the interior and exterior spaces.
She is also Spain’s ambassador for Women in Lighting, a digital platform for women working in the architectural lighting industry to promote their passion and achievements, narrate their career paths and goals, celebrate their work, and highlight their profile in the lighting community.

How to Apply?

Download the LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards Application Form 2022 and submit it to The deadline to apply was 9 September 2022 – 11:59pm CEST!

Submissions closed for the 2022 inaugural edition.

LUCI Cities & Lighting Awards Media Partner

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