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Bláa lónið, Clinic


Design: Verkís

Scope: Interior and exterior lighting design

Project type: Wellbeeing

Location: The BLue Lagoon, Svartsengi, Grindavík, Iceland

Year: 2003-2006

Size: 2.700m2

Client: Eldvörp hf

Status: Completed

Awards & nominations: 

  • Íslensk Hönnun 2009 Exhibition

  • Icelandic Architecture Award 2007

  • Nordic Prize for Lighting 2006

  • Arcgitecture Prize of DV Newspaper 2006

  • Mies van der Rohe 2006 nomination

Design Team:

  • Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir (project architect), Ingunn Lillendahl, Olga Guðrún Sigfúsdóttir

  • Engineering: Verkfræðistofa Suðurnesja, Fjarhitun and Rafhitun (now Verkís)

  • Contractor: Atafl

Photography: Courtesy of Blue Lagoon

Named in 2012 as one of National Geographic’s “25 Wonders of the World“, Blue Lagoon has evolved from its infancy as a reservoir of geothermal runoff into a world of geothermal wonder. The unique properties of its waters provide not only an enchanting lagoon experience, but also the patented, active ingredients in Blue Lagoon skin care: silica, algae, and minerals. Blue Lagoon is located in a sprawling, 800 ­year ­old lava field in the heart of the Reykjanes Peninsula – a UNESCO Geopark. Lighting was sensibly integrated into the architectural design of the building and the stunning surrounding nature.

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