2017 November 14 18:06

Helsinki’s West Terminal 2 was awarded the Finnish Lighting Award 2017

The Port of Helsinki’s West Terminal 2 won the interior lighting category of the Finnish Lighting Award 2017. Muurame church won the exterior lighting category. In addition, Kirkkosaari island and Kelanranta beach in Kuusamo received commendations, the company said in its press release.

According to the competition jury, West Terminal 2 is a good example of the combination of architecture, functionality, and lighting. The design is based on a well-thought-out overall concept, which was carried out through positive cooperation between various design branches.

The Port of Helsinki’s West Terminal 2, opened in February 2017, was designed by Tuomas Silvennoinen and Pekka Mäkelä from PES-Arkkitehdit Oy. Sanna Forsman and Matti Syrjälä from Granlund Oy were responsible for the lighting design.

West Terminal 2 was built to serve fast liner traffic, so guidance is one of the functions of the lighting. According to the jury, the simple idea of a linear line of light in the West Harbour terminal, carried out using various applications in ceilings and handrails, is an insightful way of supporting the guidance of passengers through the terminal building.

This was the fifteenth time that the Finnish Lighting Awards were presented. The competition included sites completed between 15 August 2015 and 15 August 2017, and winners were selected for two categories, internal and external lighting.

The competition, arranged every two years, aims to encourage Finnish lighting designers and property developers by recognising skilfully implemented lighting sites. The competition is organised by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland, RAKLI, the Finnish Association of Interior Architects SIO, the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Finland STUL, Sähkösuunnittelijat NSS ry, and the Finnish Electrotechnical Trade Association (STK).