Winners of
    CLUE Edition 05


    The 5th Edition of CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) competition


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    Clue competition


    Have you ever thought about how lighting could help in a certain crisis or emergency, or how it could save people’s lives? This year we collected more than 300 brilliant and creative ideas about what light can make a difference when something goes wrong.


    CLUE, which stands for Community Lighting for the Urban Environment, is an annual competition aimed at young and emerging lighting designers, challenging them to design meaningful projects for communities around the world.


    Supported by the Signify Lighting Academy, the competition invites participants to consider pressing societal issues and envision innovative design projects. The winners were selected from over 2700 registration and more than 300 entries. This year’s competition theme is ‘Exploring the role of light in emergencies.’ With it, CLUE wants to set free the imagination of young designers to illustrate how light can help in emergencies. Whether it’s in places and situations where people feel vulnerable, such as conflicts, or times of disruption and environmental change, how can light help prevent or manage a crisis?


    Winners have been announced for the CLUE competition 2019. Here are the details of each winner and their projects respectively:


    *Photo: Beskut, CLUE 05th edition’s ‘Light and Disruption’ winning project by Clarissa Concilio


    The 1st prize winning project is called Beskut by Clarissa Concilio (Denmark) seeks to improve the well-being of the refugee children, who are proved to have sleep disturbances and are usually under the form of nightmares or difficulties in falling asleep or in sleeping. Sleep disorders may raise up the risk of developing mental health issues (PTSD, depression, anxiety).


     Beskut is a toy emits a beating red light (640nm) that lulls the child to sleep and relax. This toy can be given to the children as a gift when they first arrive at the refugee camps. The gentle movement of the light, simulating a breath, relaxes the child soothing the anxiety and stress caused by the trauma. If not moved, the light will slowly dim down measured by an accelerometer. While when the child is awake or distress, the light will dim up to calm the child.


    1st PRIZE


    NAME OF WINNER(S): Clarissa Concilio
    PLACE: Danemark


    *Photo: Call Out, CLUE 05th edition’s ‘Light and Disruption’ winning project by Gabriele Gunady and Sang-Il Na


    The 2nd prize winning project is designed by Gabriele Gunady and Sang-Il Na [Victoria, Australia] called Call Out. This project focuses on solving the emergency for anyone who is exposed to marine / aviation incident using light. Light can provide hope as well as visible linkable nodes in an everchanging situation, new yet familiar guidance in chaos. The attractiveness of brilliance sends messages visually to surrounding by pulsatile lights or sun reflective mater. Link and upgrade current lifesaver tools in plane/ship to soothe the shock, give directions, and to be seen.


    In emergency, ‘Light-buoy’, huge float made of photoluminescence material with light emitted helium balloon feature, will instantly be inflated once reached water. The ‘glowing balloon’, personal photoluminescence float embedded on each life jacket, will stand out in the dark, creating a meeting node for survivors. Top of the balloon emits SOS signal at night, yet also reflecting sunlight during the day.


    2nd PRIZE


    NAME OF WINNER(S): Gabriele Gunady and Sang-Il Na
    PLACE: Victoria, Australia


    *Photo: BLASt, CLUE 05th edition’s ‘Light and Disruption’ winning project by Mikhael Geordie Amadeus and Priscillia Sanjaya


    The 3rd prize winners are Mikhael Geordie Amadeus and Priscillia Sanjaya [NSW, Australia] who designed the project called ‘Blast’. BLASt (Bushfire Lighting Alert System) is a smart streetlight system designed to help Australians anticipate the bushfire season.


    Sensors installed in BLASt monitors local Air Quality Index (AQI), humidity, the temperature in real-time. This information is relayed in the network and communicated to surrounding residents through a combination of LED Lights and E-INK display. The LED Strip on the pole body gives a quick indication of the risk level. Green hues indicate low fire risk, Orange hues indicate high fire risk, while Red hues indicate catastrophic fire risk.


    3rd PRIZE


    NAME OF WINNER(S): Mikhael Geordie Amadeus and Priscillia Sanjaya
    PLACE: NSW, Australia


    *Photo: House of Hope, CLUE 05th edition’s ‘Light and Disruption’ honorable mention project by Alexandra Joița et Corina Săndescu


    The project is based on the arrangement of modules in strategic points of the city. The design of the shelter is represented by a minimalist shape of a regular house. Those are made of recyclable materials (plastic and metal). The huts are powered by the energy obtained by the train, subway, and tram. By being in a continuous movement they produce enough energy that is stored in special batteries which power all the modules during the day and night.



    NAME OF WINNER(S): Alexandra Joița et Corina Săndescu
    PLACE: Romania


    About CLUE


    CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) competition expects to further position itself inside the larger community of lighting professionals and extend its role of being a global leader in the design community. The competition aims to inspire and empower young designers such as students (University & Colleges) and growing professionals (<5 years in their profession) to consider societal issues and bring innovative solutions with their project.



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