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The Tower Atrium Recognized in The Architect’s Newspaper 2020 Best of Design Awards

The Tower Atrium Recognized in The Architect’s Newspaper 2020 Best of Design Awards
December 9, 2020

The interior living wall at the Tower Atrium and Multipurpose Audion at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus in Newark, Delaware has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Interior-Green category by The Architect’s Newspaper in their 2020 Best of Design Awards program.

As part of our architectural and interior design services provided to the University of Delaware for the Tower Atrium and Multipurpose Audion, Bernardon collaborated with EcoWalls and Parker Interior Plantscape, Inc. on the creation of the interior living wall.

The stunning 1,000 SF  interior living wall and herb garden demonstrates how promoting health and wellness extends from the disciplines into the DNA architecture. Nearly 5,000 unique plants function as a green lung; removing contaminants, adding oxygen, and improving indoor air quality. The vertical landscape reinforces the University’s commitment to environmental stewardship by utilizing a hydroponic technology which promotes long-term plant growth and employs a 100% water efficient irrigation design.

The Architect’s Newspaper Best in Design Awards is an annual project-based awards program that showcases buildings, building elements, interiors, and installations. Entries are judged on several criteria including strength of presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and most importantly, good design.

Congratulations to our collaborators, University of Delaware, EcoWalls, and Parker Interior Plantscape, Inc., and to all the winners of the 2020 Architect’s Newspaper Best in Design Awards!

Explore the Tower Atrium and Multipurpose Audion here.

See the living wall’s feature in The Architect’s Newspaper here.

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