Prize(s) Winners in Interior Architectural Illumination
Company VALOA Design Ltd
Lead Designers Roope Siiroinen & VALOA design team
Completion Date 2017
Project Location Helsinki, Finland
Entry DescriptionThe Länsimetro (Western metro) and it's eight new metro stations opened in autumn 2017: Lauttasaari, Koivusaari, Keilaniemi, Aalto-university, Urheilupuisto, Niittykumpu and Matinkylä.
The key of the lighting solution is the integration of light and architecture as a coherent entirety. Each station has its own identity which is formed from the combination of architecture, art, and light. These stations' identities are based on the environments of the stations.
The role of lighting has been considered diversely and the solution is subdued, architecturally high-quality and functioning in commuter’s everyday life, also considering the importance of light in underground spaces. The visually durable quality is created by the repeating lighting styles, non-glare, sufficient light levels and the integration of the lighting.
Architecture: CJN – architects Oy, Helin & Co, ALA-architects and Esa Piironen, HKP and APRT / Electrical engineering: Tauno Nissinen Ltd / Electrical contractor: Are / Light art of stations: Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nissinen (Keilaniemi), Lighting Design Collective (Lauttasaari)
Company DescriptionVALOA is an award-winning architectural lighting design office, with an experience of 20 years. We design both indoor and outdoor lighting for companies and public sites, according to the needs of the client. The greatest result is born in cooperation with the client, together with architects, electrical designers, and contractors.