September. 14 2023

IALD Award of Excellence 2023

Light Bureau receives the Award of Excellence at the 40th annual International Lighting Design Awards for the lighting design at Espenes Rest stop in Norway.


With the lighting design at Espenes rest stop, we set out to create a visible landmark after dark in tune with the local landscape. The lighting design is inspired by the location and the surrounding nature; the cool moonlight that illuminates the mountain tops and the nearby glacier in contrast to the warm, human light.

Read more about Espenes Rest Stop.




• Client : NPRA, Norwegian Scenic Routes
• Architect : Code Arkitektur AS
• Landscape Architect : Norconsult Landskap
• Contractor : Brun Bygg AS
• Steel contractor : Størksen Rustfri Industri AS
• Photographer :
• Completion year : 2022


About the IALD Awards

The IALD International Lighting Design Awards is the longest running award program recognizing architectural lighting design excellence. The winners were announced live in an online broadcast of the 40th Annual IALD Awards on September 13th, 2023.

Find more information about the IALD.

“Espenes Rest Stop holds a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to witness a quietly eloquent project earn such significant international acclaim.”

Design Director in UK, Arve Olsen.


Arve Olsen

Design Director, UK