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A sustainable rado watch, medical equipment, lighting, a thermoelectric refrigerator, faucets and plumbing fixtures, home and office furniture, a power plant, transportation hubs, parking garages, expo centers, agricultural centers, urban planning projects, houses, libraries, skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, and schools from 20 countries win Green Good Design 2020

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS….APRIL 20, 2020. The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies jointly announce the winning buildings and product designs from a special edition of the GOOD DESIGN® Awards program for 2020.

For 2020, 100 product design, graphics, architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, together with visionary leaders, were awarded GREEN GOOD DESIGN from 20 nations. Under the banner, “Build A Better World Now,” designs for buildings and products that emphasize the most advanced “Green Approach” and the most sophisticated methods and technology to make the most positive impact on the environment were cited and awarded.

The 2020 GREEN 100 awarded building and product designs can be viewed at The Chicago Athenaeum’s website:

On July 1, 2020, the Green 100 are featured in an exhibition: 100% Sustainable: Green Good Design 2020, at The European Centre’s Museum, Athens (74 Mitropoleos Street, Athens, Greece) and continuing through August.

Founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames, GOOD DESIGN remains the oldest and most established awards program for the most innovative and visionary new product design worldwide. For almost 60 years now, the Award has been given to everything and anything from a NASA space ship to a paper clip. In 2019, over 900 new product designs and graphics from over 48 nations were recognized with the distinguished GOOD DESIGN Award. The world’s most prominent FORTUNE 500 companies use the GOOD DESIGN logo in the branding of their products, which has become a strong and effective mark of public recognition of Design Excellence globally.

Now, 70 years after the founding of GOOD DESIGN, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies continues a special edition of GREEN GOOD DESIGN to focus on the most important new international products and buildings and construction and planning projects that are leading the global way to a design that is fully sustainable and compatible with the highest standards of good environment.

This year, the program received hundreds of submissions from over 35 countries. A jury composed of The European Centre's International Advisory Committee selected 100 new buildings and product designs from 20 nations as a new design direction for an even greater, more heightened awareness to protect the world’s natural resources and the manufacturing and end-user’s growing concerns for a healthy ecology and human environment. Conserve, reuse, retrofit, and recycle are prominent themes running across each awarded new product and building design.

“This program,” states Christian K. Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum President, The Chicago Athenaeum, dramatically indicates that the Green Movement is in full momentum worldwide—from Singapore to Vietnam to New York. Architects and designers are quickly developing more and more interesting solutions to meet a more sustainable future."

For 2020, awarded buildings, urban plans, and products from the following nations include: Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, SAR, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Singapore, Spain, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.

More impressive is the list of visionary companies and industrial design firms producing state-of-the-art appliances, automotive products, kitchens, housewares, fixtures, building products, electronics, lighting, floorcovering, office furniture by such leading global firms as Grohe AG., Rado Watch Co. Ltd., Nightingale Corporation, TOTO LTD., ASSA ABLOY, Türk DemirDöküm Fabrikaları A.Ş., OXO International, Allsteel, Teknion Corporation, and Offecct AB.

Leading international architecture and landscape architecture offices were also honroed: Latz + Partner Landscape Architects + Urban Planners, Turf Design Studio, ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier, McGregor Coxall, CHROFI, Mitchell Giurgola, Paul Lukez, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, OFFICE 52 Architecture, APLES Green Design and Build, +1>2 Architects, Aidlin Darling Design, Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects, Wejchert Architects, BNIM, LEVER Architecture, WEISS/MANFREDI, UA Community Design Center, Studio Ma, BKSK Architects, Touloukian Touloukian, terrain: integral designs, Foster + Partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Tzannes, UNITEDLAB Associates LLC., Form4 Architecture, and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture.

The Green GOOD DESIGN winners are featured in an upcoming book entitled GOOD DESIGN 2019-2020, which is published by Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd.

Copies of the book can be ordered through The European Centre in Athens, Greece by contacting Konstadina Geladaki at

For photographs, publication, and exhibition information, contact Fachanan Conlon at TEL/FAX: +353/(0)1-670 8781 or by email at

The deadline for GREEN GOOD DESIGN 2021 is November 1, 2020. For more information, or


1+1>2 Architects | Ha Noi, Vietnam
Achterbosch Architecten | Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Aidlin Darling Design | San Francisco, California, USA
Andrea Ruggiero | New York, New York, USA
APLES Green Design and Build | Da Nang, Vietnam
Arman Emami | Berlin, Germany
Artstage Singapore | Republic of Singapore
Ateliers Jean Nouvel| Paris, France
Bene | Waldhofen, Austria
BNIM | San Diego, California, USA
BKSK Architects | New York, New York, USA
Borja Huidobro and A4 architects | Santiago, Chile
Brainchildren GmbH | | Berlin, Germany 
CHROF | Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Cireco Finland OY. | Tampere, Finland
Chang Yong Ter | Republic of Singapore
David Hovey Associates Architect | Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Eric Parry Architects | London, United Kingdom
Eugeni Quitllet | Barcelona, Spain
Foley Designs Private Limited | Bengaluru, India
Form4 Architecture | San Francisco, USA
Foster + Partners | London, United Kingdom
Framery | Tampere, Finland
Generali Saxon Land B.V. | London, United Kingdom
Grohe AG | Düsseldorf, Germany
ISA Internationales Stadtbauatelier | Beijing, China
Illu Stration by Mary-Ann Williams | Leidersbach, Germany
Iosa Ghini Associati | Bologna, Italy
Massimiliano Braconi | Fabrica Di Roma, Italy
Jolma Architects Ltd. | Tampere, Finland
Lam Soon Singapore Pte Ltd, | Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Latz + Partner Landscape Architects + Urban Planners | Kranzberg, Germany
LEVER Architecture | Portland, Oregon, USA
Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects | San Francisco, California, USA
Mitchell Giurgola | New York, New York, USA
Mcgregor Coxall | Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Minarc | Santa Monica, Califirnia, USA
Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Santa Monica, California, USA
Native Trails | San Luis Obispo, California, USA
Nardi SpA | Chiampo (VI), Italy
Nightingale Corporation | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms | Vila-Real, Spain
Offecct AB | Tibro, Sweden
OFFICE 52 Architecture | Portland, Oregon, USA
OXO International | New York, New York, USA
Paul Lukez | Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Peter Kuczia, Kuczia Architects | Osnabrück, Germany
Rado Watch Co. Ltd. | Lengnau, Switzerland
Raffaello Galiotto | Chiampo (VI), Italy
Resilient Power Puerto Rico | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Scarabeo Ceramiche srl. | Fabrica Di Roma, Italy
Silhouette International Schmied AG | Linz, Austria
Street + Garden Furniture Co. | Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Studio Designs Limited | Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR
Teknion Corporation | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
terrain: integral designs | Munich, Germany
Thomas Balsley/SWA Group | New York, New York, USA
Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson | London, United Kingdom
TOTO LTD. | Tokyo, Japan
Touloukian Touloukian | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Turf Design Studio | Cronulla New South Wales, Australia
Türk DemirDöküm Fabrikaları A.Ş. | Bilecik, Turkey
Smart Design | New York, New York, USA
Studio Ma | Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Studio TK, Clayton | North Carolina, USA
UA Community Design Center | Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
UNITEDLAB Associates LLC. | Long Island City, New York, USA
Vaillant Group Design | Remscheid, Germany
Vondom | El Palomar, Spain
Wejchert Architects | Dublin, Ireland
WEISS/MANFREDI | New York, New York, USA

About The Chicago Athenaeum ( is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide public education about the significance of architecture and design and how those disciplines can have a positive effect on the human environment.

About The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies (www.europeanarch. eu) is dedicated to public education concerning all aspects of the built environment - from entire cities to individual buildings - including the philosophical issues of arts and culture that ultimately give the final shape to design. A high emphasis exists on contemporary values and aesthetics, conservation and sustainability, and the theoretical exploration and advancement of art and design as the highest expression of culture and urbanism.

Green GOOD DESIGN is a special edition of The Chicago Athenaeum's annual GOOD DESIGN Awards, which was founded in Chicago in 1950 by Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames. The GOOD DESIGN logo was designed by Mort Goldsholl also in 1950.

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