From German manufacturer Lunar, Nova pulls triple duty as a climbing wall, luminaire, and wall panel. Panel cutouts serve as grips and illuminate to highlight paths that users select from an accompanying smart phone app. The jury cited the structural panels’ modern design as a differentiator. Rather than imitating rock forms, the panels meet the aesthetic requirements of an interior finish while offering “the same range of functions as a natural climbing wall,” the jury wrote. When not in use, the panels function as a light source.

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