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This is ZENISK an award winning lighting design practice based in Oslo

Mission

Enhancing architecture and experiences at dark time through sustainable lighting design.

Our focus is to create increased life quality for users and added value for our clients through good visual experiences and stimulating environments.
We emphasize collaboration, creativity, meaning, simplicity, environment, trust, quality of life and the social mechanisms of people. 

Our clients are architects, landscape architects, urban planners, municipalities, engineers and property developers.  

In collaboration with you, we create lighting design solutions that are inclusive, open and shared by everyone. 

Sustainability

We work with sustainability in all its forms

Sustainability is not only a box to tick for us. It is a core value that we implement in all project through concrete actions, a unique developed approach, refined process and method.

We pledge for all our projects to be circular and zero CO2 by 2030.
Sustainability in lighting made concrete.

Awards

Karl Johans gate 14

A historic building in the most popular street in Oslo will soon appear in a new light.

Client:

Hennes & Mauritz

Architecture: NSW Arkitekter

Developer: Veidekke

Illustrations: ZENISK

Photo: Tomasz Majewski

Category: facade

ABOUT: The new H&M flagship store will move into Karl Johans gate 14 and Zenisk has been commissioned to create a concept for facade lighting.

LIGHT: Veidekke and NSW Arkitekter are working on upgrading the fine historic building. The facade lighting will highlight the architectural qualities in a subtle way. At the same time, the lighting will highlight the new design of the tower and thus focus on the impressive building on the corner of Oslo’s most important street. Illuminated old and new elements create a holistic and elegant expression of the facade.

Karl Johans gate 14

A historic building in the most popular street in Oslo will soon appear in a new light.

Client:

Hennes & Mauritz

Architecture: NSW Arkitekter

Developer: Veidekke

Illustrations: ZENISK

Photo: Tomasz Majewski

Category: facade

ABOUT: The new H&M flagship store will move into Karl Johans gate 14 and Zenisk has been commissioned to create a concept for facade lighting.

LIGHT: Veidekke and NSW Arkitekter are working on upgrading the fine historic building. The facade lighting will highlight the architectural qualities in a subtle way. At the same time, the lighting will highlight the new design of the tower and thus focus on the impressive building on the corner of Oslo’s most important street. Illuminated old and new elements create a holistic and elegant expression of the facade.

Sandvikslykta

ABOUT: Sandvika river promenade is built of wood and will be a pleasant place to stay for recreation and an attraction in the city center.
LIGHT: A specially designed sparkling “lantern” that is designed in bollard height to stand on the ground, and a suspended lantern that can be attached to the facade, on a pole or under bridges.
The shape of the lantern is inspired by the historic lanterns on the Town Hall Bridge. The experience of light is inspired by the Impressionists’ quest to capture the changing character of light. The light sparkles with calm movement inspired by live fire. A dynamic light gives us humans stimuli Sandvikalykta’s function is to create environment and atmosphere. The lantern helps to raise the status of the river promenade and is stylishly integrated into the landscape design. It is important for Bærum municipality that the lantern is beautiful and artistically designed with local roots in production and historical inspiration from Sandvika. The collaboration with Hadeland Glassverk has been particularly important. Both for the local anchorage and to be able to create a lantern that also shines when the sun hits it. The goal of the lantern is that it should give a special experience of sparkling candles in the evening and of luminous crystal during the day. To achieve the lighting concept’s goals and requirements for functionality, it is thoughtful use of light intensity, light quality and lantern locations on the river promenade. Own identity for Sandvika river promenade was achieved through the specially designed lantern with varying color temperature and light intensity, programmed in a dynamic scenario with calm movement. The varying intensity and color temperature of the light enhances the experience and preserves the area’s atmosphere. The design is timeless and constructed with solid materials. The glass that protects the crystal is made of impact-resistant safety glass.
Oppdragsgiver: Bærum kommune

ARK: Dronninga Landskap

RI: Structor Oslo
Møblering: Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter

Foto: Tomasz Majewski, Fovea Studio

Priser: Norsk Lyspris 2020 – Beste spesialdesignet produkt til prosjekt

Stavanger City Center Lighting Masterplan

Stavanger lighting plan is designed with strategies that provide concrete tools for evaluating solutions for lighting.

ABOUT: In 2019, the municipal sub-plan for Stavanger City Center was adopted. The plan contains strategic planning measures for urban development. Stavanger municipality defined 5 goals for the city’s lighting in the future. These are:

  • Attractive experiences
  • Increased security and accessibility
  • Increased orientation in the urban landscape Smart maintenance and operation
  • Environmentally conscious solutions

Based on these criteria, Zenisk has designed a new strategic lighting plan for Stavanger city center.
The process has included extensive user participation in the form of workshops, night walks, presentations and discussions
along the way.

LIGHT: The city’s distinctive character and characters are strengthened with light through consideration of four identity markers in Stavanger. These are (1) Breiavatnet, (2) the wooden house development, (3) Hermetikkbyen which is in rapid transformation and development, and (4) Vågen with Sjøhusrekken and the seafront. All have specific characteristics with their very own radiance that can be amplified in the light concept. The concept will take care of and reinforce what is special about each place and emphasize the unique.
Client: Stavanger municipality

Category: Lighting Masterplan

Tana Bridge

‘The main principle for the lighting of Tana Bridge is that it should be an attraction, reinforcing the clean design of the bridge design, providing high traffic safety, visual comfort and being reliable in operation under the harsh, arctic climate conditions.’

The new Tana Bridge is a 200 m long new E6 bridge in Finnmark, which replaces the old bridge over the Tana river. The new bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with an asymmetrical tower and a centric cable plane. The lighting concept is based on communication. The bridge is important for the accessibility of the area and creates an important link for transportation and communication in the region. The project symbolizes progress and innovation and has a strong connection to the local culture. The objective of the lighting design is to achieve local and national pride by creating an internationally recognized landmark. Meanwhile the bridge shall communicate with traffic participants and distant observers through dynamic lighting schemes, interaction and experience.

Tana Bridge

‘The main principle for the lighting of Tana Bridge is that it should be an attraction, reinforcing the clean design of the bridge design, providing high traffic safety, visual comfort and being reliable in operation under the harsh, arctic climate conditions.’

The new Tana Bridge is a 200 m long new E6 bridge in Finnmark, which replaces the old bridge over the Tana river. The new bridge is a cable-stayed bridge with an asymmetrical tower and a centric cable plane. The lighting concept is based on communication. The bridge is important for the accessibility of the area and creates an important link for transportation and communication in the region. The project symbolizes progress and innovation and has a strong connection to the local culture. The objective of the lighting design is to achieve local and national pride by creating an internationally recognized landmark. Meanwhile the bridge shall communicate with traffic participants and distant observers through dynamic lighting schemes, interaction and experience.

‘The lighting concept for the Frescohallen will give the historic and the modern each their own personality. In an exciting meeting, the two timelines separate and unite, giving them each separately, as well as a unified narrative. As if they had been exhibited in a museum, they are the historical frescoes subtly highlighted with simple strokes’

Rooms, frescoes and modern interiors are presented grandly and glamorously.
The frescoes that describe Bergen’s trade to the world cover all the walls. These are frontally illuminated from the top of the column capitals. All lighting equipment is placed hidden, without embarrassment for visitors. It was essential to avoid glare for guests sitting on sofas along the walls. It was also a goal that the entire room communicates as a whole. The strong historical style embraces the mirror bar which is a distinctly radical modern approach. To emphasize this further, the front is clad in mirrors. Both the size of the bar and the mirror presented their own challenges. No light sources were allowed to reflect in the mirrors. At the same time, the mirrors reflect the room and thus also light. It all makes for a great wow experience.
In the modern interior design, all light is integrated. Lighting integrated into shelves, ceilings and stairs, close to where the light should be.
Subtle, strong lighting enhances the experience of two stories that have found each other.

Clients

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Immersive and engaging presentations and workshops.

Want to bring lighting design to the table for a discussion? 

We offer many subject-specific presentations and workshops.

We can meet in person or online.

 

  • Sustainable lighting for wellbeing in architecture.
  • Sustainable outdoor spaces.
  • Lighting Masterplans in the North.
  • Temporary lighting and winter lighting in the north

Get in touch

whether you are a city, an architect, a developer or private person we would be happy to hear from you and have a chat about your project.

Eyveig Antonsdottir, Project Director & Lighting Designer