Project: elho Office
Collaboration: Space Encounters; Koninklijke Ginkel Groep
‘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 their are 5 large gardens integrated in the building:
2. Office Space
3. Meeting rooms (2x)
4. Board room
Every garden has it’s own design related to the themes formulated by the company.
Entering the building, you’re embraced by two meeting rooms filled with green! This is where the story of the company starts. Both meeting rooms have the theme ‘family’ which should be interpreted in two different ways – elho is a family company and is founded in 1964. Therefor the left meeting room is filled with a large variety of plants from the family ‘ Ficus’. The other meeting room at the opposite 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 the core of the building. With its two beautiful Bucida trees and philodendron garden, at the bottom it’s the most vibrant place in the building.
The biggest and most impressive garden is the 27m long garden and office space for 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’.
The last, but not least is the board room. This space reflects on ‘history’ and is where big future decisions are made. This balance has brought elho to where it is now! The garden exists of ancient plants, such as the asplenum, cycas and zamioculcas zamiifolia, to refer back to where it all started.