The Architects' Darling is an award offered by construction networker, Heinze. Running for the tenth time in a row, Architect's Darling Awards recognise the most important decision-makers in the construction industry. The results of the survey, in which around 1,900 architects and planners have taken part show clearly who the "darlings of the construction industry" are.
The winners were announced on 16 November 2020 in an online event. The three-hour virtual event was hosted by Thomas Wagner, Head of Market Research, Heinze and Klaus Füner, Senior Manager Partner Relations, Heinze. The programme was rounded off by interesting presentations on the current and future building industry. Besides the representatives of the building industry, for the first time architects and planners who took part in the survey were present at the award ceremony too.
Gira wins the Architects' Darling Award 2020 in the category, "Best Website", making it the winner among almost 200 manufacturers from the construction industry who took part in this nation's largest industry survey.
This year, 25 product areas were evaluated, from floor coverings to technical products that have become more important in Corona times, like air conditioning and living space ventilation. In addition, 12 theme awards were presented by a jury consisting of communication experts as well as renowned representatives of top international architecture firms. One of the categories here was the "Best Website".
Gira bags a silver award each for the "Best Film" and the "Best Product Innovation - Technology", clearly making us one of the most creative and inventive competitors in the industry.
The video for which we won the "Best Film" award tells our story. It shows how we're the ones with switches, and so much more besides - we're Smart Home pioneers, KNX experts and designers of the future.
The honour for the "Best Product Innovation - Technology" was granted for our product: Gira Pushbutton Sensor 4. It can execute up to eight individual functions in KNX. The colour-adjustable LEDs function as a status display for the connected devices. In timelessly beautiful colours such as glass black, glass white and aluminium, the smart switch blends into its surroundings.