Small Design Firm
developed a series of four permanent interactive installations for the
Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. The Center, design by
Adjaye/Associates, is noteworthy in that it contains only one physical
artifact: a single Nobel Peace Prize medal. All of the history of the
Prize is presented to visitors on digital screens. The focus is on the
power of the words and ideas of the laureates.
The focal point of the Center is the Nobel Field, a hall that contains a
hundred digital busts of the laureates and a thousand floating points
of light, all of which respond to the presence of visitors. The entire
field comes to life with sound and image to present the stories of the
winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Using custom sensors, an array or LED
stalks, 12-channel audio, and custom software, we are able to create an
experience that honors the past and inspires future good.