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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Prize(s) Winners in Interior Architectural Illumination
Company Sweco Sverige AB/Sweco Architects
Lead Designers Alexandra Schremer Payén, Simon Nyström , Majid Miri, Viola Deti
Architecture Company Sweco Sverige AB/Sweco Architects
Interior Design Company Sweco Sverige AB/Sweco Architects
Client The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Photo Credits Måns Berg
Other Credits Åsa Rodenkirchen, Jonas Kjellander, Jonathan Lindberg, Evelina Ekstrand, Daniel Cross, Maria Forsman
Completion Date 2021
Project Location Stockholm
Entry Description

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, known for The Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry, is located in a recently renovated heritage building. Illumination has been designed to achieve a high degree of visual comfort whilst enhancing spatial qualities. The Beijer Auditorium and lounge feature wooden wall panels with recessed lighting that create a peaceful and elegant setting. Lacking natural daylight, the Beijer Auditorium is defined by its new lighting scheme, programmed for different situations and needs. To shift attention from technical installations, the ceiling was designed as a new layer with bespoke pendant luminaires with brass mesh giving a soft glow to the auditorium. Besides the pendant luminaires, the auditorium is illuminated by vertical lighting along the outer walls and concealed, linear downlight fixtures in the ceiling as well as stairway illumination. A smaller and more intimate space can be created by extinguishing the wall washers. Illumination works dynamically adapting to the varying functions. The result is a thoughtful composition of general, ambient and accent lighting, creating atmosphere and well-being that can be sensed by all.
Company Description

Sweco is a leading international architecture firm with broad experience in architecture, design, urban planning and construction.
We act in small teams to ensure professional excellence in every project. We are founded on the idea, that life is more important than monuments. With a focus on materials, light, people and context we strive to create ideal environments to live, work and thrive in.