Landscape Lighting

MCB mast

  • Company
    Zenisk AS
  • Lead Designer
    Kristin Bredal, Natasa Rajic, Chrysanthi Tsatsou, Bao-An Pham
  • Categories
    Winner in Landscape Lighting
  • Location
    Bergen, Norway, Norway

Media City Bergen is the new media hub, housing a mix of broadcast companies, students and entrepreneurs. MCB mast is a unique use of standard luminaires for functional lighting, seamlessly integrated into a luminous surface. To make people curious about the shared space plaza, an unexpected feature is added: sculptural masts, like oversized desk lamps tilted in different way. Design of the top is inspired by the shape and glow of the Moon, as a typical element in the Norwegian winter night. The arm resembles a task lamp for everyday use, which relates to the function of the building as a place for work and study. The luminaires had to achieve a certain light level and uniformity. Integrated linear fixtures direct the light from 8 m height to the ground, giving a good light distribution across the whole space with only 5 masts. Large round luminous surfaces clearly mark the space both in the evening and during the day, while lighting provides orientation and safety to all users.