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ÅF lights up Aalborg Architecture Festival 2017

ÅF Lighting designed the event lighting on top of the Utzon Center for this year’s Architecture Festival in Aalborg

While accentuating the characteristic rooftops and skylights, the lighting design showed various scenarios of the ocean and the sky. By creating different compositions of colour nuances and lighting effects, the larger curves of the rooftop illustrated sails on a ship while the skylights represented a wavy ocean. This created an eye-catching setting of the Utzon Center during the Architecture Festival.


- We were inspired by Jørn Utzon’s voyages on the Limfjord in his youth and created a combination of static and active lighting with clear contrasts and gradual transitions. The great thing about designing event lighting is that you get to increase the dynamics of a lighting design. It was exciting to take part in the event and see peoples’ reactions and appreciation as darkness fell and the lighting showed its full potential, says ÅF Lighting’s lighting designer Johannes Møjen.


The lighting was programmed and installed in collaboration with SGM and VIGSØ.


Photographer: Van Hauen Photography & ÅF Lighting