European Design Awards: Two nominations for LAVA


LAVA Centre has been nominated to the European Design Awards 2018 in the category of "Digital Installations and Exhibition Design". The exhibition was designed by Gagarín and Basalt Architects.

The exhibition was opened last summer at Hvolsvollur, just 100 km east of Reykjavík. The new Lava Centre sits between five of Iceland's greatest volcanos. The main exhibition of the Centre reveals the epic forces of nature that shape our planet and created Iceland. In addition visitors get a crash-course in Volcanology while experiencing the extreme forces associated with volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

We at Gagarin are thrilled by these nominations and we would like to take the opportunity to thank all the great talents who collaborated with us on this ambitious project, including the brilliant people at Basalt Architects, Irma Studio, Liska, Ari Trausti Guðmundson.

European Design Awards
European Design Awards is a collaboration between leading European design magazines, made out of publishers, journalists, editors and academics that come together on a yearly basis, to gather, evaluate and acknowledge the best examples of communication design in our continent. This year, our Awards ceremony is going to take place on the 2nd of June 2018 in Oslo.

Earlier this year the exhibition received:



Monitoring of Iceland: This installation uses real-time data to show the seismic activity in seven different Volcanic systems.

Created 09 April 2018