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Norwegian Lighting Award 2017

ÅF Lighting wins the Norwegian Lighting Award for the third year in a row

Last night ÅF Lighting’s team in Norway won the Norwegian Lighting Award 2017 for the lighting of Rånåsfoss Hydro Power Station in the category “Best Interior Project”. The jury presented the award with the following statement:  

The lighting design for Rånåsfoss highlights the qualities of this historic building in a careful yet sophisticated way. The building consists of both old and new architecture, where the lighting brings forth qualities from the original architecture in interaction with the new one.

The lighting connects the two facades and the history and the museum is included in the implementation. The lighting has a supporting role; it enhances and highlights the architecture, which gives a historical feel and an atmosphere to the building. […]

With the award for Ostbanehallen in 2015 and for The Well in 2016, this is the third year in a row that ÅF Lighting takes home a prize at the Norwegian Lighting Award. 

- I’m very grateful for winning the Norwegian Lighting prize for Rånåsfoss. We put great effort into understanding the architecture, and accentuate both old and new elements. I feel that the close cooperation with the architect and  technical disciplines as well as the user made a well-functioning lighting system. I also send the best regards to Arve at Light Bureau, for his future oriented and sustainable light plan in Longyearbyen, says a proud lighting designer, Helga Iselin Wåseth.

Light Bureau won the Norwegian Lighting Award in the category “Open” for their project Longyearbyen. The impressive lighting masterplan for one of the most northern cities in the world, won with the motivation that the lighting is designed with the natural light and darkness in mind. Tourists, scientists and inhabitants will be able to enjoy the natural surroundings in the area, while experiencing the best of the city’s history. 

ÅF Lighting also got an honourable mention for the project Lindebergtunnellen in the category “Best Exterior Project”.


Read the full press release here.

Photographer: Tomasz Majewski