Google Head Office in South Africa has taken out this year’s top prize in this unique Awards program that rewards and celebrates green interior projects
and innovative products.

Daphna Tal, Head Judge and Sustainable Interior Consultant talks about the Google Head Office, “This is a truly well thought out sustainable project inspired
by the contextual fabric of Johannesburg, South Africa. Jeans were collected from staff members to create the upholstery. Furniture was made of recycled/upcycled
items such as old wheel barrels that were converted into stools. 7500 recycled magazines were used as cladding in the waiting nook. The commitment
to using ethical products from the surrounding community and other sustainable products is a wonderful approach that educates others in the possibilities
of being sustainable whilst designing a cool office. Very inspiring.”


The International Green Interior Awards stimulates interior designers, architects and decorators to integrate green interior products into projects and
manufacturers to design and make innovative interior products that are healthy for us and our environment.

The Awards night, held on Thursday 5 November 2015 in Sydney, attracted industry professionals and students from around Australia and internationally.

The ‘green interiors’ bar has once again been raised this year which is showcased in the commendations and winners.

Overall Winner

Google Head Office South Africa, Boogertman + Partners, ecocentric and Solid Green (South Africa)

Office – Large (more than 50 employees)

Commendation: Lendlease Brisbane Office Fitout, Lendlease and Hassell (Australia):

Winner: Google Head Office South Africa, Boogertman + Partners, ecocentric and Solid Green (South Africa)

Office – Small (less than 50 employees)

Commendation: Green Building Council of South Africa Head Office Interiors Fitout, Collaboration and Terramanzi (South Africa)

Winner: Steelcase WorkLife Toronto, superkül (Canada)

Residential – Renovation

Commendation: Slot House, ssd studio (Australia)

Winner: Jill's House, Green Sheep Collective and Filter ESD (Australia)

Residential – New Build

Winner: Carbon Positive House, ArchiBlox (Australia)

Hospitality

Commendation: The Public Brewery, Bekendales Design Co (Australia)

Winner: Mamasan Surry Hills, Adam Hunt and Gemma Lin (Australia)

Retail

Winner: V-Zug Zugorama Showroom, V-Zug and Whiting Architects (Australia)

Education

Commendation: Melbourne Art Book Fair, Fold Theory (Australia)

Winner: TED Conference Canada, Rockwell Group (USA)

Aged Care

Commendation: Mernda Retirement Village Clubhouse, Stockland Retirement Living and 6 Degrees Architects (Australia)

Winner: Lendlease Keperra Sanctuary, Ashkan Motaghim and Intrec (Australia)

Healthcare

Winner: Fresh Holistic Health, Cab Roto and Fresh Holistic Health (Australia)

Students

Commendation: Welsh Victorian Townhouse Retrofit, Carolyn Hayles (United Kingdom)

Winner: Balsa-lation, Nathan Kotlarewski and Swinburne University Of Technology (Australia / Papua New Guinea)

Product Innovation

Commendation: Timber Acoustic Panel, Admonter (Australia / Austria)

Commendation: Vertical Furniture, Dylan Falecki (Australia)

Winner: Original Seed, Madeleine Dennis (Australia)