Helsinki Metro Stations was awarded already the fourth time. The stations lighting won the Nordisk Lyspris – Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2020 competition.
Helsinki metro stations was the first Finnish to win the NoLänsimetron asemien valaistus voitti ensimmäisenä suomalaisena pohjoismaisen the Nordisk Lyspris – Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2020 competition. Helsinki metro stations eight stations (Lauttasaari, Koivusaari, Keilaniemi, Aalto-yliopisto, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu and Matinkylä) the general spaces lighting design. Architectural entirety: CJN – architects Ltd and stations architecture by Helin & Co, ALA-architects ja Esa Piironen, APRT, HKP and electrical engineering by Insinööritoimisto Tauno Nissinen Ltd. Constructor byAre. Light art by Tommi Grönlund ja Petteri Nissinen (Keilaniemi) and Lighting Design Collective Oy, Helin &Co (Lauttasaari).
”It is a great honour for Finland and the complete team behind the design of the Helsinki metro stations to be awarded the Nordic Lighting Design Award. The award means a lot to us and feels like a well-deserved prize after years of hard work, cooperation, and building the field of lighting design”, comments project leader Roope Siiroinen from VALOA design.
”Helsinki metro stations project was a great example of the significance of cooperation of different fields in built environment and the possibilities of integrating lighting into architecture. It is great to see that the final result is appreciated”, comments lighting designer Marko Kuusisto from VALOA design.
”The project is highly innovative – these are not your typical metro stations – yet at the same time visually durable; the jury believes that these environments will also remain pleasant and memorable over time”, says the chair of the jury Ourania Georgoutsakou.
Jury further states, ”The lighting is a very well-integrated part of the architecture. There is a great variety among different stations, and yet every station remains within the lighting concept as a whole. Every station is unique but still – even in this huge project – one can see the resemblance between them. Ingenuity best describes this project – the lighting designers have been very successful in developing and applying many different solutions. The jury also very much appreciates how light is used on vertical surfaces and behind glass. This gives the feeling of a larger space and facilitates orientation.”
Winner have been announced 20.5. at 13 in Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2020 Nordisk Lyspris Facebook live. Nordisk Lyspris – Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2020 -competition is arranged every second year.
From each Nordic country, the winner of the national competition will be sent to the competition. Länsimetro’s station lighting won the Interior Lighting of the Year 2019 competition in the indoor lighting series earlier this year, and as its winner, Länsimetro lighting participated in the Nordic Lighting Design Awards competition. Read more about the Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2020 competition.
Nordisk Lyspris 2020-palkinnon Nordic Lighting Design Awards-kilpailun lisäksi Länsimetron asemien valaistus on voittanut kolme muuta kilpailua:
- LDA Lighting Design Awards 2019: Highly Commended
- LIT Lighting Design Awards 2019: Winner
- Vuoden valaistuskohde 2019
Recording of the winner announcement: facebook.com/Nordisklyspris/videos/2342179056083229