LAVA Centre - Exhibition

Design: Liska

Scope: Exhibition lighting design

Project type: Exhibition

Location: Hvolsvöllur, South Iceland

Year: 2016 - 2017

Size: 900m2

Client: ...

Status: Lokið

Awards & nominations: 

  • SEGD Global Design Awards 2018 - Honor Award "Exhibition Design"

  • European Design Awards 2018 - Silver Medal "Digital Installations"

  • Core77 Design Awards - Notable Honor in "Design Education Initiative"

  • Reykjavik Grapevine Design Awards 2018 "Project of the Year"

  • Icelandic Lighting Design Awards 2018 - First Prize "Interior Lighting"

  • MUSE Awards 2018 - Silver Medal "Interpretive Interactive Installations"

  • FIT Awards 2018. Grand prize "Best of Show", Information Design Award and Interactive Design Award

  • Shortlisted for Leisure project of the Year- Lighting Magazine 2019


  • Architectural design:Basalt arkitektar

  • Exhibition design: Basalt arkitektar & Gagarín

  • Scenography: Basalt arkitektar

  • Manuscript: Ari Trausti Guðmundsson

  • Lighting and electrical system design: Liska

  • Custom video design / Construction of exhibits: Irma Studio

  • Content design: Ari Trausti Guðmundsson

  • Systems design and management: Feris

  • General contractor: Þingvangur hf.

Photography: Courtesy of Gagarín

The Lava Centre is an interactive high tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity, earthquakes and the creation of Iceland over millions of year. The lighting design helps bringing the exhibition to life as it lights up different elements of it in a unique way.