We won the prestigious Dezeen Awards 2020

The project Under has being announced as the winner for the Dezeen Awards 2020 jury vote in the brand-new category Architectural Lighting Design, dedicated to the craft of architectural lighting design.

Statement by the jury

The project creates a magical experience for visitors.
It's hard to think about the impact of underground light, not to mention the complications of making this project work… but the idea of factoring in the seascape, feels like a real collaboration with nature, they added.

“We want to thank our collaborative partners for an amazing teamwork. This has been such an exciting project to take part in. We are very honoured to get this recognition and we want to thank everyone who voted for us as the first winner of the architectural lighting design category in this prestigious award”, says a proud Morten Jensen, Country Manager in Norway at Light Bureau.

The project Under

Under is a restaurant located five and a half meters below the surface of the sea. The lighting for this unusual space is designed to “float” into the room where and when it is needed. By use of the concept, Liqiud Light®, the interior lighting is designed to harmonize with the surrounding nature and seasonal changes. This ensures a warm and intimate experience inside the restaurant, without disturbing the view of the wonders beneath the sea, while the exterior subsea lighting makes various species of marine wildlife visible from inside the restaurant.

Short facts

Owner: Stig and Gaute Ubostad
Lighting design: Light Bureau
Architect: Snøhetta
Electrical engineer: Tratec Teknikken AS
Suppliers: iGuzzini, Nortronic, MakingMatters, Fiberoptisk, Fagerhult, Stokkan Lys, Delta Light Luminator & Atendi
Installer: Tratec Teknikken AS
Photographer: Tomasz Majewski

Read more about our lighting design at Under
Read full statement from the Dezeen Awards

About the Dezeen awards

Dezeen Awards is an annual awards programme, identifying the world's best architecture, interiors and design, as well as the studios and the individual architects and designers producing outstanding work. Organised by Dezeen, the world's most popular and influential architecture and design website, Dezeen Awards is the benchmark for international design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers everywhere.

Dezeen Awards Under Interior