The Chicago Athenaeum BACK TO HOMEPAGE >
Press Office

The 2020 Green Good Design Winners

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.

Download the Green Good Design press release.

GOOD DESIGN™ is a Federally Registered and Protected U.S. Trademark of The Chicago Athenaeum. Copyright © 2020.

April 20, 2020
The Chicago Athenaeum | 601 South Prospect Street
Galena, Illinois 61036, USA | Tel: 815/777-4444 | Fax: 815/777-2471