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Winner of an idea competition in Naantali
Written by VALOA design, 25.9.2019
Winner of an idea competition in Naantali

VALOA won an idea competition about Naantali old town coast lighting. The main idea was to keep the things that are already good.

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Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti got the lighting it deserves
Written by VALOA design, 06.9.2019
Original Sokos Hotel Presidentti got the lighting it deserves

The complete renovation of a visible, traditional and monumental building in the cityscape is a grand investment in brand message and the façade lighting brings a final touch.

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Open studios 23th August 2019
Written by VALOA design, 20.8.2019
Open studios 23th August 2019

We decided to open our doors so that everyone would get a chance to get to know the world of light as the dark autumn evening's are getting closer.

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Is Architectural Lighting about Technology or Aesthetics?
Written by Roope Siiroinen, 12.8.2019
Is Architectural Lighting about Technology or Aesthetics?

The field of architectural lighting has undergone significant changes in the past few years. Lighting design is no longer based on choosing equipment and styles of lighting fixtures nor mathematical calculations. Instead of lighting, one might talk about night-time spatial entity.

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“Highly commended” award to the lighting of the Helsinki metro stations
Written by VALOA design, 23.5.2019
“Highly commended” award to the lighting of the Helsinki metro stations

The lighting of Helsinki Metro stations was awarded in the Lighting Design Awards 2019, one of the most highly regarded international lighting design contests. The judges, who were a team of experts in the field and architects, selected lighting projects from over 300 entries from all over the world for the competition. Our feature was the only shortlisted lighting project from Finland.

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Architectural Lighting – What Defines High-Quality Lighting?
Written by Roope Siiroinen, 13.2.2019
Architectural Lighting – What Defines High-Quality Lighting?

What is high-quality lighting and how can it be evaluated? High-quality lighting is a harmony of many aspects.

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