Gagarin receives the Gold Prize at the European Design Awards in the category of digital installations for the "Powering the Future” exhibition at Ljósafossstöð by Landsvirkjun.
The exhibition is located in one of Iceland’s oldest hydro stations, Ljósafossstöð. The occasion of the exhibition was the 50th anniversary of Landsvirkjun, the National Power Company of Iceland.
The aim was to create a highly interactive and modern visitor center where everyone can learn about the basics of the nature of electrical power, the discoveries that led to the mass production of electricity and the development of harnessing renewable energy in Iceland today.
The exhibition was designed by Gagarín in collaboration with Tvíhorf Architects
Two projects received silver award in the same catergory: Google’s visitor center in Dublin and Northern Lights project for Visit Norway. The type foundry Monotype was furthermore awarded with bronze for their interactive type installation.
European Design Awards
European Design Awards is a collaboration between leading European design magazines. The juries are the most qualified of the industry, comprised by design editors and critics coming from 16 magazines and 9 different blogs. The ceremony took place in Vienna in Austria on May 21st.