Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022 – Frankfurt

Light + Building Talks + Tours with international lighting designers – 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), moderated by Renato Turri (World-Archjtects). The program is conducted in English and lasts approximately 2 hours. Each of the experts will show you individual highlights at Light + Building 2. – 6.10.2022 in Frankfurt. Meeting Point: Design Plaza in Hall 3.1

Preliminary report Light + Building 2022: Charged up Autumn
Interview with Birgit Walter, BMLD, Barcelona „Be Entertained by Lighting Design“
Interview with Paolo Cocconi and Carla Wilkins, Lichtvision, Berlin, Barcelona „The Continuum of Miniaturization“

October 2, Sunday | Talk + Tour | 12:00 to 14:00

Portrait of Carla Wilkins
  • Talk + Tour: Birgit Walter

  • BMLD, Barcelona |
  • October 2, Sunday, 12:00 to 14:00
  • Meeting Point: Design Plaza in Hall 3.1
  • Talk + Tour in english language
  • Needed light at the needed time
  • “In an every day more demanding environment (design wise, environmentally and ethically), creating a lighting scheme that allows for the desired design goals while integrating “responsible” lighting schemes becomes of special interest. Within this Talk, we will review possible design strategies as well as currently available technology that contribute to a lighting scheme that takes into account the ethical and environmental issues while achieving the desired design goals.“ Birgit Walter, Founder and Creative Director of BMLD

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Birgit Walter

Birgit started her lighting design career over 20 years ago in New York City and since then has worked on outstanding projects from around the world, including: urban masterplans, landscape, hospitality, retail, museum and exhibitions spaces, among others. In 2001 Birgit founded BMLD, an independent lighting design studio established in Barcelona, which bases its work on the search for the distinctive creativity within each project, accompanied by its maximum technical rigor. Additionally, in the field of teaching, she has been Co-director and Professor of the Postgraduate and Master Program in Lighting Design at the Polytechnical University of Barcelona (UPC) between 2010 and 2016, she also gives lectures and is being published regularly. Birgit is currently teaching at the Posgraduate program in Elisava, Privatre Perimeters and in IED’s Master in Commercial Spaces. Birgit is a member of the IALD, International Association of Lighting Designers, and has been a cofounder of the Spanish Lighting Design Association APDI.

(Caption) Hotel Serawa Alicante, Barcelona (Photo ©️ Alfonso Calza)

(Caption) Lucciano's Gelateria, Barcelona (Photo ©️ Álvaro Valdecantos)

(Caption) Nobu Hotel, Barcelona (Photo ©️ BMLD)


October 3, Monday | Talk + Tour | 12:00 to 14:00

Carla Wilkins
  • Talk + Tour: Carla Wilkins and Paolo Cocconi

  • LICHTVISION, Berlin, Barcelona |
  • October 3, Monday, 12:00 to 14:00
  • Meeting Point: Design Plaza in Hall 3.1
  • Talk + Tour in english language
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  • “Looking for the right tools to serve the wide range of our national and international projects. Lichtvision Design is always looking for the next generation of reliable products which will bring our design to its best in the upcoming years. Improved designs as well new technologies will be presented on the fair ground. Join us on the hunt and explore together some of the tools which are worth it to be implemented in the Lichtvision design intelligence language.“ Carla Wilkins, Lighting Designer and Founding Partner of Lichtvision and Paolo Cocconi, Senior Lighting Designer

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Carla Wilkins

Based in Berlin Carla has over thirty years professional experience as an independent Architectural Lighting Designer. In 1997 Ms. Wilkins was one of the founding partners of Lichtvision where she continues working to expand the traditional boundaries of lighting design to encompass all manner of visual experience. Over the years Ms. Wilkins has worked on a vast array of German and international projects including master planning, high rise buildings, public memorials, art installations and both commercial and residential architecture in a wide range scale of formats. Carla Wilkins has a background in architecture and is Board Member of International Lighting Designer's Association. She is Member of Werkbund Berlin and Board Member of Lighting Companies who advises the EU-funded project ENLIGHTENme.

Paolo Cocconi

Based in Barcelona, Paolo has eight year of experience as independent Architectural Lighting Designer. In 2015 he graduates at the master degree in Sustainable Architecture at Politecnico di Torino while he was already working as freelance assistant designer and assisting his master thesis professor in her lighting design course. Since 2016 he joins Lichtvision at the London office as Lighting Designer.
In 2017 he moves to Barcelona from where he is working remotely with the London team as Senior Lighting Designer, while spreading the Lichtvision word in Spain. From cruise ships to airports, throughout his experience outside and inside Lichtvision, Paolo has developed a varied and wide portfolio of projects.

(Caption) Costa Smeralda, Mediterranean Sea (Photo © Costa Crociere)

(Caption) Humboldtforum , Berlin (Photo © Florian Selig)

(Caption) Mokdong Garden Conservatory, Seoul (Photo © Rohspace)


Outlook Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022

Finding innovations, evaluating quality with all the senses and holding personal discussions - all this is possible again during Light + Building Autumn Edition from 2 to 6 October 2022 in Frankfurt.

More than 1.300 exhibitors from 46 countries are already lined up for the restart of the lighting and building technology sector in autumn. They will provide a broad industry overview and insight into the themes of lighting, electrical engineering, home and building automation and connected security technology. The international meeting place thus offers participants from architecture, planning and the trades an interdisciplinary exchange about the latest developments, innovative solutions and current design trends. For the first time, the international meeting place also brings all participants together digitally. The Light + Building Digital Extension will be available for exchange from 2 to 14 October 2022. The additional offer helps to find targeted contacts via AI-supported match-making.

In the lighting area, the Design Plaza in Hall 3.1 offers space for inspiration, knowledge exchange and discussion. It is the starting point for architects' tours and also a meeting place for all those interested in design and trends. Lectures by the style agency bora.herke.palmisano provide daily information on which themes will influence design in the coming season. The winners of the Design Plus Award can be seen in the immediate vicinity. In thematic adjacency to home and building automation and electrical engineering, the Building Plaza in Hall 9.0 offers lectures on topics relevant to the sector and the opportunity for networking.


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