Public vote winner for architectural lighting design of the year: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi is a lighting solution inspired by trees for a department store in Tokyo.
Nihombashi was once the starting point to connect five important land routes during the Edo period. Since then, it has been a bustling neighbourhood with historic architecture, traditions and culture.
The architectural design concept for this renovation centred around "trees" to gather people and "paths" to move people.
Historical parts of the building have been preserved and incorporated with new spaces. On the first floor of the main building, the lighting design is based on the architectural theme of a shining, white forest.
Designer: Lighting Planners Associates
Project: Nihombashi Mitsukoshi