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Light + Building Talks + Tour Guides in Interview

During Light + Building Autumn Edition, World-Architects organizes two Talks + Tours with Birgit Walter (BMLD, Barcelona | Sunday 2.10.2022) and Carla Wilkins + Paolo Cocconi (LICHTVISION, Berlin, Barcelona | Monday 3.10.2022). The program is conducted in English and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Birgit Walter, BMLD, Barcelona „Be Entertained by Lighting Design“

Birgit Walter | BMLD, Barcelona; Source: World-Architects
Birgit Walter | BMLD, Barcelona; Source: World-Architects

Birgit Walter from Barcelona's BMLD is a lighting designer with a passion. In this interview, she talks about the special challenges in the Spanish market, how important intelligent technology is, and what accents she is setting on for her tour of Light + Building Autumn Edition.

What is currently occupying the lighting scene?

After Corona, we want to be entertained and have fun more than ever. The last projects play especially with this component: integrated lighting design that responds to different moments, that can change, that lets us dream a little. In the technological field, already at the last Light + Building, connectivity was a big theme, which has been developed since then — a very interesting topic.

What innovations are you particularly excited about at Light + Building?

I am very curious about the development of connectivity. There will certainly be very interesting news!

What can participants expect on your tour of Light + Building?

The theme is "needed light at the needed time" and we will explore the technology that makes this possible: bluetooth, dimmers, control systems.

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Paolo Cocconi and Carla Wilkins, Lichtvision, Berlin, Barcelona „The Continuum of Miniaturization“

Carla Wilkins | Lichtvision, Berlin & Paolo Cocconi | Lichtvision, Barcelona; Source: World-Architects
Carla Wilkins | Lichtvision, Berlin & Paolo Cocconi | Lichtvision, Barcelona; Source: World-Architects

Paolo Cocconi and Carla Wilkins are designers at Lichtvision, an international office for lighting design. In this interview they speak about upcoming trends, the importance of sustainability, and what visitors can expect on their tour at Light + Building.

What is currently occupying the lighting scene?

Paolo Cocconi: I believe there are many topics on the stage right now, depending on the architectural typology and function. We recognize, for example, a growing curiosity towards the lighting for indoor gardens, new and advanced technologies for what is now know as Human-Centric Lighting, from a Spanish point of view a return to retro style when it comes to decorative lighting, and last but not least, the growing attention to sustainability and ecology.

Carla Wilkins: Besides the economic situation important topics are circular economy, dark sky, and non-visual aspects of light. The DIN EN 12464-1 Nov 2021 has a strong impact on lighting schemes and how we guide our clients on educated decisions based on these requirements.

What innovations are you particularly looking forward to at Light + Building?

Carla Wilkins: The continuum of Miniaturization of light fixtures, and now also Miniaturization of drivers/Smart Lighting controls, inspiring design and material … and honestly meeting the lighting community in person again to enjoy a fruitful and inspiring chat.

What can participants expect on your tour of Light + Building?

Paolo Cocconi and Carla Wilkens: Be curious, have fun and be ready for some new discoveries on our journey.

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