Lighting Design Course

Perception, Light and Space

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Perception, Light and Space


Birgit Walter

Duration // Timetable

July, 4-8 2022 (25 hours)
Monday to Friday: from 4.00 p.m. to 9.15 p.m.


Initial / Intemediate




€ 520 


Dates may be modified and courses may be canceled depending on the evolution of the pandemic.

In the world of architecture and design, one of the important aspects is the integration of lighting in the project, often depending on the success of the final project.

This Workshop physically experiments with light in order to bring the student closer to the potential of this subject. It begins with the approach of a space for which a lighting strategy must be conceptualized. This will be investigated throughout the workshop working on a scale model with the components, materials and types of lighting that are deemed appropriate to investigate the idea and finally obtain the desired results.

The workshop ends with a concept presentation on the initial approach to all colleagues.

The work throughout the course is in teams.

The main objectives of this Workshop are:

  • Know the environment and references of the lighting project
  • Know and experiment with the basic principles of lighting
  • Experiment with lighting components (Lamp/Driver/Reflector)
  • Experiment the interaction of light with matter
  • Interact with and shape light
  • Investigate the spatial perception that each light model generates
  • Put into practice the layout and communication of the lighting concept to later share it
  • Teamwork

Birgit Walter

Birgit Walter began her career as a Lighting Designer more than twenty years ago in New York and has since worked on notable projects around the world, including master plans, landscaping, contract, retail, museums and exhibition spaces, among others.

In 2001 Birgit founded BMLD, an independent lighting design studio based in Barcelona, in charge of projects such as the W hotel and the Mnac in Barcelona, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai or the Diagonal Mar Shopping Center, among others.