April. 11 2023

Darc Awards winner

Light Bureau wins a Darc Award for the design at Espenes Rest Stop.


Espenes rest stop

Our team in London received the award on behalf of our entire team during the award ceremony at the [d]arc night party, which took place at fabric London.

We received the award in the category STRUCTURES: LOW BUDGET for our lighting design at Espenes in Hardanger, Norway.


Espenes rest stop offers a scenic break with a stunning view of the fjord and the mountains and where the architecture steps into the landscape. Our lighting design is inspired by the location and the surrounding nature.

Read more about Espenes Rest Stop

“Espenes Rest Stop is a project that really chimes with our values and the way we work. It’s been a joy collaborating with CODE architects and the National Scenic Routes. Seeing the team collect an industry peer award yesterday at DARC was a great pleasure and a wonderful way to round off our work on Espenes”

says Design Director in UK, Arve Olsen.

About the award

The Darc Awards is an annual and festive award ceremony in London.

Darc Awards is created by arc and Darc magazines and Light Collective where all shortlisted projects have been chosen by an international jury of independent architectural lighting designers. Only shortlisted international lighting design practices and designers are invited to vote for their favourite projects making this the only truly peer-to-peer lighting design award in the world.


Arve Olsen

Design Director, UK