Gagarin winner at the German Design Awards


Nils Wiberg and Kristín at the award ceremony in Germany.

Gagarin was nominated to the German Design Awards for four different projects and received prices for two; "Winner award" for The Wild Reindeer exhibition and "Special Mention award" for the Canadian Museum for Human rights. The other two nominees were Eldheimar and Oil and gas exhibitions.

The German Design Award is the international premium price of the German Design Council. Its goal is to discover unique design trends to present and reward. The German Design Award is already one of the most respected design competitions in the world where products and communication design services are invited to participate in the competition for demonstrating outstanding design quality in their field. 


The Wild Reindeer exhibition is located in Hardangervidda National Park in Skinnarbu, Norway. The exhibition is comprised of 13 interactive installations which cover almost everything one can learn about the reindeer.

Jury statement for The Wild Reindeer exhibition:
"This fascinating exhibition in Norway's Hardangervidda National Park included 13 interactive stations at which visitors can learn everything about reindeer, including their origin, biology and social behaviour. The worthwhile information comes from scientific data, and is presented in an exciting and entertaining manner. An attractive exhibition, both visually and in terms of content, which takes visitors on an unforgettable journey through the world of reindeer, thereby increasing awareness of this endangered species".

Jury:  Prof. Mike Richter | Philipp Thesen | Prof. Eku Wand


Nils Wiberg, Kristín Eva Ólafsdóttir & Per Lykke (Hardangervidda National Park).


Canadian Museum for Human Rights: Gagarin had the honour of designing three interactive installations that contribute to the museum’s aim of creating an engaging experience with human rights that will inspire lasting and meaningful change in visitors.

Jury statement for Canadian Museum for Human Rights :
"The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) opened in September 2014 and is dedicated to the history, the implementation and the future of human rights and it houses an elegantly designed exhibition of social relevance that will remain in the visitor's memory for a long time. The three exhibits – each one an impressive installation unto itself – make the topic of international human rights intensively experiential to the visitor, and stimulate reflection".

Jury: Michel Casertano | Dr. Angelika Nollert | Prof. Hartmut A. Raiser


Eldheimar: Visitors can learn about the extreme forces of nature that not only reshaped the island but also the lives of its inhabitants.


Oil and gas: A permanent exhibition about the exciting story of the Norwegian oil industry was opened on 13 March 2014 at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology in Oslo.


Created 14 February 2016