With Radice – an innovative LED luminaire system that sheds new light on Milan’s iconic Velasca tower – Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD just won the Velasca Progetto Design – Idee sotto la torre prize.
This competition has involved the most prestigious design academies in Italy: SPD, Politecnico di Milano, Naba and IED. This second edition of the contest is intended to celebrate 60 years of this true architectural landmark, and to promote the creativity of young designers as the Velasca tower has been a symbol of innovation in the post-war period.
Under the guidance of SPD project leader, Huub Ubbens, the students of the Master in Industrial Design Jaime Mancero (Ecuador), Jaymin Devansh Shah (India) with Zoran Mojsilovic (Serbia) developed the winning entry Radice, a system made of LED outdoor luminaires and an in-ground lighting path that creates a pedestal of light around the building to connect its exterior with the interior and thus regain the tower’s immediate surrounding for public use.
Radice managed to conquer all the votes of the prestigious jury, chaired by Antonio Citterio and including other names of the first rank such as Fulvio Irace, architecture historian and critic, Marinella Patetta, lighting designer, Attilio Stocchi, architect and Antonella Ranaldi, superintendent for Fine Arts and Landscape.
All the entries of the Velasca Progetto Design – Idee sotto la Torre contest, both competitive and non-competitive ones, will be on display on the ground floor of the Torre Velasca (Aquarium space) until 31 May (every day from 9.00 to 19.00 – free admission).
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