Blumen Sumser – germany
Category: Stand Alone
Testo is headquartered in one of Germany’s most famous natural areas “The Black Forest”. The old trees stretch over 160 kilometers in length and 50 kilometers in width and surround the modern and beautiful building of Testo. However, nature now extends even further: all the way inside the building.
Nature is a living thing. In the forest there is wind, the trees move, the light falls differently. Nature is organic and fantastic. So, we wanted to make some living and organic solutions inside Testo.
This project includes two hanging plant columns, two fixed plant columns, and most stunningly: a plant spiral of 55 meter which grows from the bottom of the building and all the way up through the atrium.
The optics change depending on where you are. The plant spiral and plant columns extend over several floors, looking different on each floor and around each corner. This was the idea with the green interior that now grows in the large atrium of Testo.
Greenery is important for many reasons. It’s good for the indoor climate, acoustics, mental health and signals a sustainable profile. But this project is not just the typical green interior, and that’s why we think it deserve to win EILO Best Projects Award 2021.
By the way, visitors from Asia see a green dragon winding its way through the building in the plant spiral. In China, the symbolism of the dragon stands for luck and wealth.
The project was made for Testo by Blumen Sumser using the Natural Greenwalls-system. The architects are Aplantis AGT.
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