EILO Best Project Awards: the winners are in!
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.
We are proud to announce the winners of 2021
In the category Artificial Green we received 10 projects.
Gold Leaf Winner:
Green Mood, Belgium, Transformed Swimming Pool
Winner of the Gold Leaf is 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.
In the category Stand-Alone we received 8 projects.
Gold Leaf winner: Pflanzen Forum Germany, Room of the Tree
Pflanzen Forum Germany was awarded the Gold Leaf 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.