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This is ZENISK an award winning interdisciplinary 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, but 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

Et historisk bygg i den mest populære gaten i Oslo vil snart vise seg i nytt lys.

OM: Det nye H&M flagshipstore skal flytte inn i Karl Johans gate 14 og Zenisk har fått oppdrag å lage et konsept for fasadebelysning.

LYS: Veidekke og NSW Arkitekter jobber med oppgradering av det fine historiske bygget. Fasadebelysningen vil markere de arkitektoniske kvaliteter på en subtil måte. Samtidig vil belysningen fremheve den nye designen av tårnet og dermed ta fokus på det imponerende bygget på hjørnet av Oslos viktigste gaten. Belyste gamle og nye elementer skaper en helhetlig og elegant uttrykk av fasaden.

Oppdragsgiver:

Hennes & Mauritz

ARK: NSW Arkitekter

Entreprenør: Veidekke

Illustrasjon: ZENISK

Foto: Tomasz Majewski

Category: fasade

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

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

Et historisk bygg i den mest populære gaten i Oslo vil snart vise seg i nytt lys.

OM: Det nye H&M flagshipstore skal flytte inn i Karl Johans gate 14 og Zenisk har fått oppdrag å lage et konsept for fasadebelysning.

LYS: Veidekke og NSW Arkitekter jobber med oppgradering av det fine historiske bygget. Fasadebelysningen vil markere de arkitektoniske kvaliteter på en subtil måte. Samtidig vil belysningen fremheve den nye designen av tårnet og dermed ta fokus på det imponerende bygget på hjørnet av Oslos viktigste gaten. Belyste gamle og nye elementer skaper en helhetlig og elegant uttrykk av fasaden.

Oppdragsgiver:

Hennes & Mauritz

ARK: NSW Arkitekter

Entreprenør: Veidekke

Illustrasjon: ZENISK

Foto: Tomasz Majewski

Category: fasade

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

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 sentrum lysplan

Stavanger lysplan er utformet med strategier som gir konkrete verktøy for å evaluere løsninger for belysning.

OM: I 2019 ble kommunedelplan for Stavanger Sentrum vedtatt. Planen inneholder strategiske plangrep for byutvikling. Stavanger kommune definerte 5 mål for byens belysning i framtiden. Disse er:

  • Attraktive opplevelser
  • Økt trygghet og fremkommelighet
  • Økt orientering i bylandskapet Smart vedlikehold og drift
  • Miljøbevisste løsninger

Med utgangspunkt i disse kriteriene har Zenisk utformet en ny strategisk lysplan for Stavanger sentrum.
Prosessen har inkludert omfattende brukermedvirkning i form av workshop, nattevandringer, presentasjoner og diskusjoner
underveis.

LYS: Byens særpreg og karakterer styrkes med lys gjennom hensyn til fire identitetsmarkører i Stavanger. Disse er (1) Breiavatnet, (2) trehusbebyggelsen, (3) Hermetikkbyen som er i rask transformasjon og utvikling, og (4) Vågen med Sjøhusrekken og sjøfronten. Alle har spesifikke kjennetegn med helt egen utstråling som kan forsterkes i lyskonseptet. Konseptet skal ivareta og forsterke det som er spesielt for hvert sted og fremheve det unike.
Oppdragsgiver: Stavanger kommune
Category: lysplan

Stavanger sentrum lysplan

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: 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.

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.
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: light plane

Tana bru

Belysningen skal være en attraksjon, vise formspråket i brudesignet, gi høy trafikksikkerhet og være driftssikker under krevende, arktiske klimaforhold.

OM: Ny Tana Bru er en 200 m lang skråstagbru med asymmetrisk tårn og sentrisk kabelplan. E6 bruen kommer til å erstatte den gamle bruen over Tana elva i Finnmark. Prosjektet står for fremskritt og innovasjon og har en sterk tilknytting til lokal kultur.
LYS: Belysingskonseptet er basert på kommunikasjon siden brua skaper tilgjengelighet og danner et viktig bindeledd i landsdelen. Lysdesignet er å oppnå lokalt og nasjonalt stolthet ved å skape et internasjonalt kjent landemerke. Samtidig skal brua kommunisere med trafikanter og folk på avstand gjennom dynamiske lysscener, interaksjon og opplevelse.
SE VIDEOTANA BRU
Oppdragsgiver: Statens Vegvesen
Foto: Frank M. Ingilæ
Category: samferdsel

Tana Bridge

CLIENT: Norwegian Public Roads Administration Bridge design and structural engineering: Norwegian Public Roads Administration
‘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 main principle for the lighting of Tana Bridge is that it should be an attraction, reinforcing the clean design of the bride, providing high traffic safety, visual comfort and being reliable in operation under the harsh, arctic climate conditions.

Clients

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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

Giving back 2022 Municipal libraries

From 2022 we started a program where we donate 20% of a designer time to a pro-bono cause.

This year we will be consulting and offering free services to any Municipal library in Norway that is having a hard time keeping doors open and refurbishing their spaces.
It is important the municipal libraries remain open, and many of them are struggling and reducing opening hours. They are much more than a place to borrow a book. They are meeting places for Norwegians and new Norwegians, they offer a place where to socialize, gather, organize. They are often a safe space for kids that don’t have the best living situation at their homes.

Get in touch

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

Eyveig Antonsdottir, Project Director & Lighting Designer