EILO Best Projects Award 2021
52 INDOOR GREENERY PROJECTS FROM 15 COUNTRIES SHOW THAT THE FUTURE IS GREEN
Every two years EILO – the European Interior Landscaping Organisation – organises its Best Project Competition. EILO’s aim is to connect professional interior landscapers to share knowledge, expertise and inspiration and with this competition it wants to generate attention for interior landscaping with the general public by celebrating the creativity, innovative potential and craftsmanship of the interior landscaping sector.
Despite the past few years having been hard for the interior landscaping sector due to COVID-19, the EILO Best Projects 2021 edition received the highest number of eligible entries ever; 52 projects all aimed at enhancing human wellbeing by bringing nature closer to people. This year we were very pleased to welcome projects from Australia, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Lithuania, Monaco, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the US.
All nominees were judged by an independent international jury. Projects ranged from free-standing greenery to large green walls and urban indoor parks and jungles. The members of the jury were impressed by the outstanding quality of all nominated projects and by the nominees’ attention to sustainability as intrinsic motivation for their work in indoor greenery.
The recording of the Award Ceremony
ALL the nominees and winners for the EILO Best Projects Awards 2021
Category Artificial Green / the winners
Gold Leaf: GreenMood, Belgium with their Transformed Swimming Pool
Under a huge glass roof, in what used to be a castle’s swimming pool, a gastronomic restaurant was installed in a green bubble. The greenery transforms the place into a very inspiring place to visit.
Silver Leaf: Mekelenkamp I Plantenman, The Netherlands with Quartier Bleu Hasselt
The jury thought this to be a most interesting design for a car park.
Bronze Leaf: Ambiance Florale Paris, France with Ylium
A well thought-out design with an interesting use of high and low grasses.
The Gold Leaf: Koninklijke Ginkel Groep & Makers of Sustainable Spaces, the Netherlands for Central Park
A sky high indoor park. The jury was very impressed by the design and greenery of this beautiful indoor park, even containing a little river, providing space for connecting people.
Silver Leaf: Donker Interieur, the Netherlands with FloriWorld Aalsmeer
A great example of how plants can put up a show and function in relatively dark spaces.
Bronze Leaf: Plant Designs, UK with Société Général London Offices
An interesting use of greenery bringing nature closer to people in an otherwise clean & modern indoor space.
Category Green Interior / the nominees
Category Vertical green / the winners
Gold Leaf: Koninklijke Ginkel Groep, the Netherlands, EMA building
Their gigantic green wall in the European Medicine Agency in Amsterdam is truly impressive, inspiring and beautifully designed.
Silver Leaf: Donker Interieur, the Netherlands with the plantwall dome AFAS theatre
A spectacular sight using great techniques for this challenging space.
Bronze Leaf: Halbe Green Walls, the Netherlands with Vertical garden at the IVM meeting room.
An abundant, lush green wall brought up close to people in a relatively small office space.
category Vertical Green / the nominees
Category Stand Alone / the winners
Gold Leaf: Pflanzen Forum Germany for their project Room of the Tree – Lindley Lindenberg.
The idea was to create a “tree” that consists on different levels of plants and is viewed as a unit that represents a tree. A clear winner on a number of aspects: greenery, architecture, and the integration of watering systems.
Silver Leaf: Blumen Sumser, Germany with Spiral Hanging Gardens.
An impressive piece with an original symbolism of the dragon as bringer of good luck to visitors.
Bronze Leaf: Copijn, the Netherlands with WonderBranch.
This ‘floating’ green showpiece is a well thought-out complete and aesthetically pleasing product.
Category Stand Alone / The nominees
The winners of the public award
The Public Award always goes to the project(s) generating most social media fans and this year the winners are:
Gold Leaf: Greenmood Belgium, Transformed Swimming Pool
Silver Leaf: Urban Planters UK, The Spine