Studio Tjepkema

Airco Tree

This concept is contemporary and timeless. It has a high level of professionalism, design and detailing. Therefore it offers new possibilities for light architecture. Within the 81 submitted projects this one stands out immediately.

Selection committee

De Airco Tree for British Airways by Tjepkema Studio (Amsterdam) received a nomination because he reshaped a normally disturbing element of the interior - airconditioning- into an original eye-catcher at the business lounge of an airport.

Jury report

De Airco Tree turns this technical piece of equipment into the center piece of the space. It also combines the archaïc-primitive elements (a monumental tree) with geometrical shapes and contemporary materials.