Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2018


11 September – Get-together

Venue: ID Helsinki, Event Center Telakka, Henry Fordin katu 6, Helsinki (map)
Getting there: There is a free shuttle bus operating once every hour to ID Helsinki from the city centre (Kiasma museum). Please see further information regarding the bus stops and timetables. You can also use the shuttle bus after the event to get back to the city center.
You can also take the bus 14 from Kamppi or 17 from Kauppatori (Market Square).
Parking: around the building

 Get-together with snacks and drinks. Connecting people.
19:00 Gathering over

12 September – Presentation & award ceremony

Venue: SES Auditorium Kino K-13, Kanavakatu 12, Helsinki (map)
Getting there: trams 4 and 5 from the city center (map)
Parking: east end of the building

09:00 Registration, coffee and light refreshments
09:30 Opening and welcome, Chairman Tapio Kallasjoki, IES of Finland
09:40 Agenda and the award system, Managing Director Heikki Härkönen, IES of Finland  
09:45 Presentation 1st nominee, Nørreport Station, Denmark
10:00 Presentation 2nd nominee, Port of Helsinki’s West Terminal 2, Finland
10:15 Presentation 3rd nominee, Lava Centre exhibition, Iceland
10:30 Presentation 4th nominee, Rånåsfoss Power Station, Norway
10:45 Presentation 5th nominee, Humana retirement home, Sweden
11:00 Coffee and light refreshments
11:15 Presentation 6th nominee, The Wadden Sea Centre, Denmark
11:30 Presentation 7th nominee, Muurame Church, Finland
11:45 Presentation 8th nominee, The Lava Tunnel, Iceland
12:00 Presentation 9th nominee, Biblo Tøyen library, Norway
12:15 Presentation 10th nominee, King K36 office, Sweden

12:30 Lunch, Neighbour Bistro, Allas Sea Pool
13:45 SkyWheel Helsinki

15:00 Keynote ”Nordic light in hyperconnected environments”, Tapio Rosenius
15:30 Award ceremony with jury’s rationale
16:00 Ceremony and formal agenda over

Jury members

The jury members have been selected by the lighting organisations in the participating countries.
Denmark: Rune Bugge Jensen
Finland: Tapio Kallasjoki
Iceland: Rósa Dögg Thorsteinsdóttir
Norway: Are Røysamb
Sweden: Lars Fredén

Part of Helsinki Design Week

Nordic Lighting Design Awards 2018 is part of Helsinki Design Week, the largest design festival in the Nordic countries. Helsinki Design Week will be held on 6–16 September.


Project manager for NLDA 2018
Heikki Härkönen
heikki.harkonen (at)
+358 400 869 339 


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