Roca London Gallery, recent winner at the Lighting Design Awards 2012
Designed by Zaha Hadid, the space was recognized for its innovative lighting concept and design.
The Roca London Gallery was recently named the winner of the Large Retail Project at the Lighting Design Awards for its innovative concept of space and lighting design, again proving itself to be a benchmark for the world of design.
The 10th annual Lighting Design Awards event was held at the London Hilton on 21 March and brought together more than 700 designers, manufacturers and architects to celebrate a successful year in industry and acknowledge everyone involved in design.
Judged to be one of the most novel spaces, the Roca London Gallery is a project designed by the Zaha Hadid Architects studio, which developed a unique concept inspired by the power of water as a transforming element.
Roca’s commitment to design and innovation is especially evident in the building exterior, which boasts a singular façade and gives the Roca Gallery an immediate identity. Its form is composed of three entrances that resemble water-eroded topography and open the facility to the city.
The Roca London Gallery occupies one floor and covers an area of 1,100 m2, in which every detail appears to have been carved and sculpted by water. The gallery interior is composed of a striking white space lighted by a spray of light drops that make up the spine of this iconic building.
The first Roca Gallery, located in Barcelona, won a similar award in June 2010, when it received the International Lighting Design award from the International Association of Lighting Designers, a prestigious accolade recognized worldwide.