Gagarin won silver medal in Cologne for our interactive exhibition in The European Design Awards. This is our 2nd international award.
European Design Awards is an annual European competition that picks out and promotes the best of European communication design. It was started by 15 of the largest design magazines in Europe, and now they have a whole range of categories from print and digital media to packaging design and illustration.
Wild reindeer exhibition
Among those who reached the top in this year’s competition is the wild reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center.
The exhibition is designed by Icelandic Gagarin, and the 13 installations make an interactive journey into the history and living conditions of the wildlife. The exhibition has a unique ability to engage the audience and convey knowledge in an interesting way – something that has led to silver medal in this year’s European Design Awards. We congratulate!
Letter from Per Lykke, chairman of the board at Hardangervidda Natinal Park Centre.
“I am a lawyer in Norway and a local/ regional politician. Few years ago I was appointed as the chairman of the board of the Hardangervidda national park centre to solve big economic mess related to the centre. After a long negotiating process with the banks and new contributions from the owners we managed with fresh capital to get rid of considerable debts for the company and make a fresh start.
Since we were a “new born” national park centre in Norway’s largest national park, The Hardangervidda national park, we realized that we had to put ourselves on the map by making an new suitable exhibition. I was asked to be the project leader of making such an exhibition.”
Gagarin received the award for the best interactive exhibition in the German Design Awards 2016.
Wild Reindeer Exhibition winner – again !
It’s not the first time the Wild reindeer exhibition at Hardangervidda National Park Center has impressed jury members and award presenters – this is actually our 3rd international prize!
This time the exhibition was nominated in the “Excellent Communications Design – Interactive User Experience” category, thus winning the award in the German Design Awards 2016.
The exhibition is designed by Icelandic Gagarin, and the 13 installations make an interactive journey into the history and life of the wild reindeer. The exhibition has a unique ability to engage the audience and convey knowledge in an interesting way.
We congratulate the winner!
Statement of the jury
«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.»
The year 2016 was our best season at Hardangervidda National Park Center, Skinnarbu since its reopening in 2013.
We had approximatly 12,000 visitors totally in 2016.
In February, we received the prestigious award “The German Design Awards, Winner 2016” for our exhibition.
In May, we were very pleased to receive the “Certificate of Excellence 2016” from TripAdvisor. We would like to thank all our visitors for their nice reviews.
During the year, we have had a noticeably increased number of visitors. We have had visits from domestic and international school classes and students. We want to emphasize the cooperation with The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre and The University of Telemark, Science-study for nature and the environment.
Download our Year in Review PDF