At the 2011 Kiruna Gala, Åke Larsson and Arne Bergh, architect and artistic director, received the very first Tyrén Award for the ICEHOTEL building. The citation read: “In recognition of their many years of achievement in creating and inspiring magnificent buildings of snow and ice. They leave a minimal imprint on our environment, but a big impression on visitors from around the world.”
Tyréns is a building construction consultancy which, since 1942, has contributed to the development of modern Sweden. With the establishment of the award the company wishes to reduce the construction industry’s environmental impact while acknowledging the experiences that beautiful buildings, exciting roads and memorable moments give us.