Gagarin was awarded the Gold Prize in the category “Digital Installations” in a competition held by the European Design Awards in 2016 for the exhibition Powering the Future, installed in Landsvirkjun’s Ljósafoss Power Station.
Gagarin and Tvíhorf Architects were the designers of the Exhibition, assisted by a number of undertakings and experts. Earlier in the year the Exhibition received the first prize from the Society of Icelandic Graphic Designers in the category “Information and Interactive Design”.
The Exhibition guides visitors into the world of electricity in a novel and creative manner. The basics of electrical power are explained through simple, entertaining and eye-catching experiments that represent important milestones in the history of electricity. In addition, visitors learn about Landsvirkjun’s principal methods of generating electricity: hydropower stations, geothermal stations and windmills. Also, the Exhibition places power generation and energy use in a wider perspective, and developments in the world are examined in the context of important factors, such as renewability and sustainability. The Exhibition was formally launched on Landsvirkjun’s 50th anniversary in the summer of 2015. It is open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for further information on the Exhibition.
The European Design Awards is a joint initiative of 16 European design magazines and 9 blogs, all leader in their respective fields; the juries are composed of their representatives. Representatives of Gagarin accepted the award at an elegant awards ceremony in Austria. This is the third year in a row that the company receives an award at this ceremony.