The Broad was selected from 13 award winners to scoop the Supreme Winner accolade at the ceremony in London.
The Surface Design Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally.
The project was described by the judges as “environmentally and technically great” and an “awe inspiring space, seamless with a clever use of light and form”. The Broad’s sophisticated interior lighting design uses controlled passive daylighting to create a versatile gallery space for the display of artworks across all media.
“It’s clear that this is an incredibly special, visually stimulating building and it’s great for it to have been recognised with this award. The airy, honeycomb-like ‘veil’ that envelopes the structure effectively filters natural daylight across the space, which was a unique and exciting challenge for us to work with. I really believe that this project wouldn’t have been possible without the close collaboration between the client, the architect and the design team.”
– Pavlina Akritas, Lead Lighting Designer, Arup
Arup won the Light and Interior Surface category for both The Broad and for Sacred Heart Cathedral of Kericho Diocese, Kenya, entered in collaboration with John McAslan + Partners.
The Surface Design Supreme Award is the latest accolade for The Broad’s lighting scheme – the museum was named Daylight Project of the Year at the 2016 Lighting Design Awards, and won the darc awards Best Interior Lighting Scheme – High Budget.