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Neuron Pod wins major lighting award

Neuron Pod, the state-of-the-art, purpose-built learning and community space at Centre of the Cell has won the Lighting Designer of the Year award for Community Building Lighting at the LIT Design Awards™, thanks to Sutton Vane Associates.

18 December 2019

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Fibre-optic 'dendrite' lights on the outside of Neuron Pod.

The LIT Design Awards™ were created to recognise the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. All internal and external lighting for Neuron Pod was designed by Sutton Vane Associates. The winners were selected by a jury of designers and leaders in the lighting, interior design and architectural fields.

Neuron Pod is a 10 metre high, and 23 metre long, free-standing outside structure, connected via a bridge to Centre of the Cell’s current space in the Blizard Building. It was designed by the late architect Will Alsop, creator of the existing Pod and surrounding Blizard Institute building. Neuron Pod is designed with images of a nerve cell in mind, following on from the four pods inside the main building, each inspired by cell science.

Sutton Vane Associates

Leading lighting designer Mark Sutton Vane established the practice in 1995. It has since won numerous awards for exterior and interior lighting projects in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and has been rated as one of the top 10 lighting designers worldwide.

More information

• Find out more about Centre of the Cell at the Blizard Institute.
• Find out more about the Blizard Building, Queen Mary University of London.

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