The lighting concept is based on the station's distinctive architectural design, with the materiality and shape of corten steel beams referring to railway tracks and sleepers. General lighting integrated in the vertical and horizontal beams and the concept is based on a layer-by-layer technique, interacting multiple different lighting principles, dynamics and variety. Coloured light is used as a marker both on the platform edge and when no persons are present in the station hall. The complete lighting solution enhances the sense of space and support the architectural approaches.
There are four railway tracks through the hall, two of them for high-speed trains. This provides extremely high air pressure to the interior and luminaires. High aesthetic quality materials, with integrated light gives the interior an aesthetically beautiful appearance which is rarely found under these rough conditions.
The outdoor area contains of the two portal buildings, an outdoor bus station, driving and parking areas, pedestrian areas and walkways. The main walkway between the two portals is established where the old railway tracks used to be. This has now become a quiet and welcoming walkway in the middle of the residential area in the central part of Holmestrand.
Holmestrand station has become a delicate, safe and inviting place where an unconventional lighting system gives a pleasant visual atmosphere. The project won Norwegian Lighting Awards for best outdoor project in 2018 and was nominated for Nordic Lighting Award in 2020.