In 2020, Gira won three Architects' Darling awards: gold for "Best Website", and silver for "Best Film" and "Best Product Innovation – Technology".
The Architects' Darling Award is granted by the networking platform Heinze, recognising the most important decision-makers in the construction industry. A survey among 1,900 architects and planners serves to identify the current "darlings of the construction industry".
In 2020, the winners were announced online on 16 November 2020. The three-hour virtual event was hosted by Thomas Wagner, Head of Market Research at Heinze and Klaus Füner, Senior Manager Partner Relations at Heinze. The programme was rounded off by presentations on the present and future building industry. Architects and planners who took part in the survey also attended the award ceremony.
Within the category of "Best Website", Gira competed with almost 200 manufacturers who participated in Germany's largest industry survey.
In 2020, 25 types of products were evaluated – from floor coverings to technical innovations that became more important during the pandemic, f. ex. air conditioning and ventilation. Moreover, 12 theme awards were presented by a jury consisting of communication experts as well as renowned representatives of top international architecture firms. Gira won gold "Best Website".
The Architects‘ Darling Award has recognsed Gira as one of the most creative and competitors in the industry.
The video that gained us a prize for "Best Film" tells our story: We're the ones with switches, and so much more beyond that. We're Smart Home pioneers, KNX experts, and designers of the future. The prize for "Best Product Innovation – Technology" honoured our Gira Pushbutton Sensor 4. This smart device can perform up to eight individual functions in KNX systems. The colour-adjustable LEDs serve as a status display for connected devices.