The Crestron EMEA Integration Award winners for 2019 have been announced at ISE to a packed audience on the Crestron stand. Now in its twelfth year, the awards highlight the achievements and technical excellence of Crestron integrators, consultants and programmers from residential and commercial projects throughout the EMEA region.
This year has been the most successful awards programme to date with 147 entries from 19 countries, featuring over 70 integrators. The Crestron EMEA Integration Awards continues to be a benchmark for industry-leading projects across the key market sectors.
Robin van Meeuwen, CEO and President of Technological Innovations Group: “The Integration Awards allow us to celebrate those projects that push the boundaries of integrated technology. Every year, the quality of the entries increases, and this is testament to the network of leading partners and service providers that choose Crestron to deliver exciting and forward-thinking projects to enhance the lives of others.”
Alongside Robin van Meeuwen, a team of leading AV and design experts carefully judges the entries. The judging panel consisted of Owen Ellis -chairman of the AV User Group, Rob Scott - founder and publisher of UC Today, Zoe Dare-Hall - freelance writer specialising in the luxury property sector, Karen Stylianides - editor at Grand Designs magazine and Petra van Meeuwen, Crestron EMEA media relations director.
After a full day of deliberating, the judges selected the winners for all 15 residential and commercial categories. The winners are:
• Best Corporate Application (Commercial): AVIDEX SA – Agemar SA, Greece
AVIDEX SA impressed the judges with the integration of Crestron technology to provides a reliable and powerful infrastructure at the Agemar SA offices, including twenty meeting rooms, two crisis rooms, two training rooms and company board room.
• Best Educational Project (Commercial): Visavvi – University of the West of Scotland, UK
This ultra-modern upgrade at the University of the West of Scotland earned praise for the innovative integration of Crestron DM NVX to enhance the collaborative learning experience for students.
• Ultimate Crestron Superyacht (Commercial): Van Berge Henegouwen (VBH) – M/Y Lonian, The Netherlands
The impressive 87m luxury superyacht wowed judges with its comprehensive upgrade. Equipped with a high-quality audio system to deliver an outstanding entertainment experience on board, alongside an intelligent Crestron UI allowing staff to manage incoming requests with ease.
• Best Application of DM NVX (Commercial): LANGARD s.r.o. – National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic
LANGARD s.r.o. were praised by judges for integrating a cutting-edge system that enhanced performance and ease of use. As a respected, historical building it was important the upgrade was effective yet complimentary to the Museum’s renowned heritage.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: FHT Team Kft. for the Budapest Airport project, Hungary
• Most Unique Application (Commercial): Triac – Nando’s, South Africa
Winning the judges over with the integration of a standardised lighting scheme across 24 outlets, Triac have improved energy efficiency whilst creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Nando’s South Africa now have an efficient solution that can be controlled via the cloud.
• Best Hospitality Project (Commercial): HENRI – Hotel Lutetia Paris, France
With guest and staff satisfaction at the heart of the project, this large-scale integration equipped 184 rooms with an automated Crestron solution to control lighting, motorized blinds, temperate management and in-room AV.
• Best User Experience (Commercial): MK2 Audiovisueel BV – KLM International (ICA) Business Lounge, The Netherlands
Described by the judges as a clear winner, MK2 Audiovisueel BV delivered a user-friendly and future-proof Crestron control solution to operate lighting, climate, audio and visual control at the touch of a button.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: AVMI / Focus 21 for Condé Nast and CanCom for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, UK
• Best Design Meets Technology (Residential): Environ – The Eco-Luxe Country Estate, UK
Environ successfully installed an intelligent system to improve connectivity for all generations living at this historical site and family home while enhancing its environmental credentials, impressive architecture and interior design.
• Ultimate Crestron Home (Residential): Clic2Control – Sydenhurst Home, UK
This stand-out Georgian Home epitomises the Ultimate Crestron Home. Clic2Control have integrated a feature-rich Crestron solution throughout the new property to control lighting, audio, security and a range of entertaining spaces including an impressive home cinema.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Aesthetix Integrated Systems with the AL Khor VVIP Farm Villa, Qatar.
• Best Incorporation of Pyng® (Residential): Imagine This – Clipper Wharf, UK
The London Dock Clipper Wharf development hosts Europe’s largest installation of Crestron Pyng®. Impressing the judges with its ease and flexibility, Imagine This have integrated a control system in every apartment that can be instantly personalised to suit each new occupant.
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Casa Grande BVBA with Fransoo Wouter project, Belgium
• Most Unique Application (Residential): G-ACTIV MEDeTic Technologies – Senior Living, France
Catering to the needs of the senior population, G-ACTIV MEDeTIC Technologies upgraded 122 apartments at the complex with an intelligent Crestron solution, allowing care providers to monitor any sudden changes and to provide assistance if required.
• Best User Experience (Residential): Integrated Audio Visual Solutions – Penthouse of the future, UK
Praised by the judges for optimising convenience and health, Audio Visual Solutions installed a selection of intelligent features to enhance wellbeing including invisible technology, intuitive one-touch automated routines, purified air systems and circadian lighting.
• Best GUI (Residential): Ultamation Ltd – Lamina (graphic user interface)
Rewarded for its ability to simplify technical processes, Lamina is installed in all Ultamation residential projects. The flexibility of this GUI allows for the use across a range of devices, with the ability to personalise settings to suit individual needs.
• Ultimate Multi-Dwelling Unit (Residential): SmartComm Ltd – Centre Point, UK
The iconic Centre Point development hosts a range of luxury apartments. SmartComm ensured the apartments within this 34-storey building included a state-of-the-art and high-spec Crestron smart home system to compliment the sleek and modern design.
• Best Lighting and Shading Application (Residential): ClearSphere – Hampstead Family Home, UK
A clear winner in this category, the Hampstead home boasts an intelligent Crestron lighting and shading system that stands-out. Winning functions include simulated occupancy and astronomical clock timers to provide the homeowner with peace of mind anytime, anywhere.
Winners of the Crestron Integration Awards 2019 were presented with their trophies during a special ceremony at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019.