November. 21 2019

Norwegian Lighting Award 2019

Last night our team in Norway took home the Norwegian Lighting Award 2019 for the lighting design at Under.

The lighting design shows subtlety and an understanding of how to create a magical atmosphere inside a space. The lighting seems invisible and used only as a tool for uniting the sea, the space and the people, creating almost meditative conditions. The large glass facade facing the sea is the largest natural light source in the room. The luminaires are carefully integrated into the ceiling and the light sources seems invisible. This guarantees a view to the seabed, and avoids reflection and discomfort. The light control allows the lighting to shift peacefully, ever-changing and dynamically in line with the sea.

The light levels adapts to the usage of the room – unused tables and areas are not illuminated. The lighting is also used as an active part of maritime research. The project appears as a fusion between lighting design, lighting technology and architecture where all elements are united. A project like this is both unique on a Norwegian and international scale, and is a pioneering project that others can admire.

Jury Statement


Stine Kaalstad, Lighting Designer, Benjamin Reinhoff, Electrical Control System Engineer, and Thea Collett, Project manager and Lighting Designer at the award show during Lysets Dag in Oslo.

We want to thank our collaborative partners for an amazing teamwork. This has been such an exciting project to take part in and we are very honoured to get this recognition by the jury

Thea Collett, Lighting Designer

Fifth Norwegian Lighting Award

With the award for Østbanehallen in 2015, The Well in 2016, and Rånåsfoss Hydro Power Station and Longyearbyen in 2017 this is the fifth time we take home a prize at the Norwegian Lighting Award.

Open Class winner: Light Pressure

We also want to congratulate our talented colleague, Wiggo Pedersen Evensen, and his respective partners for winning in the Open Class category with the project Light Pressure.

Read the full press release here.

Facts about the project

  • Owner: Stig and Gaute Ubostad
  • Lighting design: ÅF Lighting
  • Architect: Snøhetta
  • Electrical engineer: Tratec Teknikken AS
  • Suppliers: iGuzzini, Nortronic, MakingMatters, Fiberoptisk, Fagerhult, Stokkan Lys, Delta Light Luminator & Atendi
  • Installer: Tratec Teknikken AS
  • Photographer: Tomasz Majewski


Morten Jensen

Country manager NO, Senior Lighting Designer