Share on Social Media

Aira

Prize(s) Winners in Restaurant and Bar Lighting
Company Sweco Sverige AB
Lead Designers Alexandra Schremer Payén, Tim Berglund
Other Designer's names PQR Consult
Architecture Company Jonas Bohlin/ Dinell Johansson Architects
Interior Design Company Jonas Bohlin
Client Kvalitena AB
Photo Credits Måns Berg, Tim Berglund
Other Credits PQR Consult
Completion Date 2020
Project Location Stockholm, Djurgården
Entry Description

Restaurant AIRA, designed by the acclaimed Swedish architect Jonas Bohlin in collaboration with Dinell Johansson Architects, is a hidden gem that blends in so well with its nautical environment it could be mistaken for a boatyard.The design team was inspired by the colours and seasons of the Stockholm archipelago and translated nature’s subtle qualities to many bespoke lighting solutions. The outdoor seating area has recessed luminaires that cast soft shadows on the ground, erasing the border between land and water. Individually lit façade panels create a gradient, emphasizing the corten material and giving the main entrance a striking appearance from both near and far. Both interior and exterior lighting have been designed by the lighting team in close collaboration with Jonas Bohlin. By building mockups and testing different scenarios in frequent collaborative sketch meetings, the design team developed bespoke solutions throughout the process that enhance the unique qualities of AIRA. Visiting the restaurant is a remarkable experience for all senses, as intended by the chef as well as the designers.  
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.