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National Biophilic Design Awards 2024

IMAGE: 2023 BUILDING SCALE PROJECTS WINNER - TARONGA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & LEARNING
PHOTOGRAPHY: ALEX MAYES

The Living Future Institute of Australia is excited to host the National Biophilic Design Awards in 2024

The National Biophilic Design Awards recognise achievements in Australian buildings, interiors, renovations and communities that demonstrate the principles and benefits of biophilic design.

Applications open 31st January and close 28th March 2024.
There is a $50 application fee which will help us cover administering the awards.

All built and occupied Australian projects are eligible!
Click on the button below and fill in the form for your project.

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT HERE!

KEY DATES

31st January 2024 – Entries Open

28th March 2024 – Entries Close

April 2024 – Judging

16th May – In-Person Awards Ceremony, Sydney (details to come)

SUBMIT PROJECT CONTENT

Once the applications form is completed you’ll receive document submission instructions for the following (maximum file size upload for the video is 1 GB and 10 MB for all written documents):

  • A video narrative of the project (maximum 5 minutes) – please see application inspiration for more information. The video will be used for judging and won’t be made public. Production value will not come into play for judging so filming on a phone or video camera is fine.
  • A biophilic design narrative in PDF FORMAT (not to exceed 3 pages). As part of this narrative please address the following criteria:
  1. Key biophilic design strategies and their intended outcomes
  2. How key strategies were achieved
  3. Meaningful inclusion of First Nation’s connections tailored to the project’s scope
  4. Community engagement
  5. Reflection of place
  6. Contribution to education/advocacy about biophilic design
  •  Brief summary of biophilic impacts on occupants and operators may include testimonials and other data as appropriate (not to exceed 1 page)
  • 3 -10 project photos

PROJECT CATEGORIES

Interiors and Renovations Projects

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Building Scale Projects

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Community and Urban Scale Projects

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APPLICATION INSPIRATION

Successful projects will highlight the biophilic design process and notable outcomes. The biophilic design narrative should tie together key design strategies to intended and desired outcomes and should describe how these were achieved. Narratives that affect occupant health, well-being, and orientation to nature will be highly considered. Projects that explore multi-sensory experiences should provide images and videos of significant moments and attributes as well as the story/intent behind them. We encourage submissions to highlight everyday life and the use of spaces.

Submissions will be showcased on the LFIA website as inspiration for local biophilic design projects.
For inspiration, please see winners of the 2023 National Biophilic Design Awards here and see the published Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award case studies here.

2023 WINNERS!

Interiors and Renovations Projects

Winner: Pavone House

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Building Scale Projects

Winner: Taronga Institute of Science & Learning

Community and Urban Scale Projects

Winner: Bundanon Art Museum & Bridge

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About the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Awards

The Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award is administered by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). It acknowledges Kellert’s legacy as a pioneer in articulating and applying biophilic design principles to the built environment. His advocacy has encouraged the widespread adoption of the practice of design for human-nature connection.

The ILFI Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Design Award 2023 is in recognition of achievements in the built environment, including buildings, interiors, and communities, that demonstrate the principles and benefits of biophilic design.