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Home appliances: The goal was to inform people on the power consumption in a typical home and to give tips on how to optimize the energy usage.

Home appliances: The goal was to inform people on the power consumption in a typical home and to give tips on how to optimize the energy usage.

Power Island: The goal of the Interactive table was to give information on every power station in Iceland, it´s location, type, size, the owner and finally an interesting fact in relation to each station.

Power Island: The goal of the Interactive table was to give information on every power station in Iceland, it´s location, type, size, the owner and finally an interesting fact in relation to each station.

The Hydro power station: In this installation visitors are challanged to meet the energy needs of a community by harnessing a river.

The Hydro power station: In this installation visitors are challanged to meet the energy needs of a community by harnessing a river.

The project

Gagarin is proud to announce the opening of a new interactive exhibition on renewable energy for Landsvirkjun Power Company at the hydro power station Búrfellsvirkjun. Gagarin produced the exhibition, created the concept and managed the development and implementation.

The purpose of this exhibition is to give visitors insight into how the power plants in Iceland operate, about future energy sources, Iceland’s geology and the energy usage of household appliances.

Gagarin’s ambition for this exhibition was to actively engage the visitors with innovative interactive installation. For example the visitors can operate a hydro power station, learn about the power plants in Iceland in an interactive table and use actual plug-ins to show the energy usage of household appliances.

Power Island (The interactive table)
The goal of the Interactive table was to give information on every power station in Iceland, it´s location, type, size, the owner and finally an interesting fact in relation to each station.  It is a fluid multiuser installation where visitors can easily forget them selves browsing the “Power Island”.

The Hydro power station (the one with the running water)
In this installation visitors are challanged to meet the energy needs of a community by harnessing a river.   When they accept that challange water starts to run down a landscape model and players need to build dams and run turbines to produce electricity through a whole year.  Throughout the “year” players see simultaniously how much electricity they are producing and how well they are managing the power production.  This is a very exciting and entertaining way of learning the fundamentals of Hydro power station, but for those who are not interested in such science it is the perfect opportunity to paddle and splash some water.
 
Home appliances (the one with the orange electrical cords)
The goals was to inform people on the power consumption in a typical home and to give tips on how to optimize the energy usage. On a wall next to a large screen users can plug in different electrical cords to see the power usage of various electrical devices and get information on how to safe energy.  In doing so, the user also creates a very interesting  "sound sculpture" or a kakophonia which makes it a very entertaining experience.
 
Other interactive installations are large screens presenting different renewable energy such as geothermal-, tidal-, wind-, solar- and osmosis energy.  
 
Users need to stand in a specific spot to "drive" the presentations so they in a way become the “power source” of the information.The exhibition opened on June 11 and welcomes visitors every day throughout the summer.
 

Gagarin would like to thank the many colleagues that helped make this exhibition come alive:

Architectural design: MGA
Additional construction: Zedrus
Additional solution and advice: Samey
Script: Ari Trausti Guðmundsson
Print: Logoflex
Lighting: Onlight
Construction: Tré og Straumur

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Our role

  • Exhibition design
  • Project management
  • Conception and development of the installations
  • Media design
  • Graphic design
  • Interaction design
  • Programming

Awards

The Icelandic Advertising Awards 2011. Nomination in “Best Event” category .