Elho

Category
Design, Green Architecture, Interior Green
Tags
biophilic work place, office green

Architect: Space Encounters

Green Architect: MOSS

Location: Tilburg

Construction Year: 2019

Project: Indoor gardens

Construction:  De Koninklijke Ginkelgroep

 

 ‘Give Room to Nature’

 

The renovation of the Elho office and factory is all about telling the story of the company. Themes such as family, circularity, sustainability, creativity, trends, and history were the inspiration for the design of the gardens.

 

In total there are 5 large gardens integrated into the building:

 

1. Atrium
2. Office Space
3. Meeting rooms (2x)
4. Board room

 

Each garden has its own story to tell and is designed in a way that relates to a theme formulated by the company.

 

Entering the building, you’re welcomed by two meeting rooms filled with green. This is where the story of the company starts, that is why both meeting rooms are themed as ‘family’. Elho is a family company and is founded in 1964. That is why the left meeting room is completely filled with a large variety of plants from the family ‘Ficus’. The opposite meeting room is filled with a variety of philodendrons to embody the translation of family within the different concepts of pottery lines they sell as a company.

 

The atrium garden is the connecting ‘circularity’ area between all the floors and is located at the core of the building. With two beautiful Bucida trees and a Philodendron garden below, it’s the most vibrant place in the building.

 

The biggest and most impressive garden is placed within the 27m long desk in the office space of the employees. This is the area where new ideas and innovations sprout! The garden is filled with a large diversity of tropical plants (colors, textures, heights) and should inspire the employees to come up with the newest ‘ideas and trends’.

 

Last, but not least is the board room. This space reflects on ‘history’ and this is the place where big future decisions are made. This balance has brought Elho to where it is now! The garden exists of ancient plants, such as Asplenium, the Cycas palm, and Zamioculcas zamiifolia, to refer back to where it all started.