Sustainable Design Awards
About the Awards
The SDC Awards for Sustainability within the office workplace sector are designed to champion ‘best practice’ and highlight innovations.
The awards took place for the first time at the Sustainable Design Forum (held at The Crypt on the Green on 25th April 2023), during the evening networking event at the end of the day’s activities and were hosted by Nigel Tresise (Director & Founder at align interior architecture and design) and Gurvinder Khurana (Director at M Moser).
Creative Director at Basha-Franklin
Creative Director at One Dot Four Ltd.
Associate, Strategy at Unispace
Director at Freeman Studio & President at British Institute of Interior Design
Senior Sustainability Consultant at Cundall
Principal at Perkins&Will
Technical Consultant at FIRA International Ltd
WOD & K2 Space
Principal at Adamson Associates & BCO Member & Technical Affairs Committee
2023 Winners: Innovation
The award was presented to Recoup Design. This emerging enterprise was selected for its approach of salvaging, restoring & repurposing materials for commercial interiors. The contribution to social value was particularly outstanding through paid work placements through collaboration with charities, such as Crisis.
• 2050 Materials platform
• Crown Workplace’s Sustainable Workplace Change Service
• IOBAC adhesive-free flooring installation tabs
2023 Winners: Fit Out Project
Space Invader was announced the winner. The judges were impressed with how the design expertly supported a hybrid working philosophy. Refurbishment was selected rather than new build and the design team really focussed on a combined approach to environmental, wellbeing and social purpose issues.
• Apteriors Ltd for Reds10’s HQ, the Metal Box Factory
• Bureau Group for x+y Foundry, 6 Brindley Place, Birmingham
• HLW International for Kingfisher’s Padding Square offices
2023 Winners: Products
Eco Alombra workplace tapestries was selected as the winner. This is an amazing collaboration between a collective of Nicaraguan women supported by Casa Congo and Unispace. Leveraging social design to upcycle waste, empower women and alleviate poverty, the project creates beautiful tapestries made from collected plastic waste. The group used a wonderful strap line – “una bolsa menos, una tortuga mas!” (one less bag, one more turtle!).
• Modus Furniture’s Edge Free seating
• Matek material made from waste from Mater
• Rezign material from PlanQ
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