LAVA centre wins the icelandic lighting design awards!

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The icelandic lightingdesign awards where awarded yesterday at KEX hostel. Many impressive projects were nominated this year in four categories: interior lighting design, exterior lighting design, lamps and lighting objects and an open category.

We are massively proud to announce that LAVA centre won in the category for interior lighting! In addition Marcos Zotes won in the category for lamps for his volcano lamp in the LAVA centre lobby. Other winners are EFLA for Raufarhólshellir and Verkís for the exhibition Borgarvera.

We wish every winner congratulations and we encourage everyone to visit the LAVA center.



Myndir frá sýningarrými LAVA


Image 1: Marcos Zotes (Basalt), Samúel Hörðdal Jónasson (Gagarín) og Guðjón L. Sigurðsson (Liska)

Image 2: Marcos Zotes vann í tveimur flokkum

Image 3: Darío Gustavo Nunez Salazar (Verkís) og Anna María Bogadóttir

Image 4: Ágúst Gunnlaugsson (EFLA)


Grapevine Design Awards 2018 – Project of the year goes to LAVA Centre!

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Lava centre just received the “Project of the Year” Award at the Grapevine Design Awards 2018!!

Architecture design: Basalt Architects

Exhibition design: Basalt Architects og Gagarín

Interactive media: Gagarín

Scenography Design: Basalt Architects

Manuscript: Ari Trausti Guðmundsson

Construction of exhibits: Irma Studio

Lighting Design: Liska 

Liska is proud to have worked with such a great team and we truly recommend a visit to the magnificent exhibition.

HERE is more about the awards.

Photo: Gagarín

Photo: Gagarín

Photo: Basalt Architects

New employees at Liska

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Recently two new employees started working at Liska, Maria Vrekou and Örn Erlendsson. Maria has a B.a. degree in architecture from the University of Liverpool and is currently finishing her masters degree in lighting design from KTH in Sweden.

Örn is an architectural engineer. He completed his B.Sc. degree from the University of Iceland in 2012 and his M.Sc. degree from The Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 2014 where he specialized in sustainable buildings and daylighting. Örn´s thesis, which was a collaboration with White arkitekter in Stockholm, investigates the design of atria for daylighting in large scale buildings. His thesis, „Daylight Optimization – A Parametric Study of Atrium Design: Early Stage Design Guidelines of Atria for Optimization of Daylight Autonomy“ can be found here. Before joining our team at Liska, Örn worked at White arkitekter as an environmental specialist with a focus on daylighting and parametric design and at the Icelandic Government Construction Contracting Agency as an environmental project manager and a BIM contact.