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The Henry van de Velde Awards honor both national and international Flemish designers, companies, products, projects and services that have a positive impact on the economy and society on the basis of design and solutions.

The Henry van de Velde Awards are widely supported thanks to the shared vision of a professional jury with important expertise in the sector. With the official award ceremony, exhibition and publication, the Henry van de Velde Awards form a platform for Flemish design.


When the OVAM partnered up with the Henry van de Velde Awards, now more than 10 years ago, it was absolutely necessary to have ecodesign as an separate category within the awards, to give it the attention it needed. Nowadays, ecodesign has become mainstream, it has become a logical part of good design practice. In all submissions, ecodesign will be a criterium as part of the good design practice.

To keep inspiring, excellent ecodesign practices by designers or companies, will be, from 2020 onwards, rewarded with a Henry van de Velde Ecodesign by OVAM Award, given by the jury.

Circular building system Facadeclick wins Ecodesign by OVAM Gold Award 2021

The innovative building system Facadeclick is a great example of ecodesign and circular building. All the materials used for building with this system can be reused. With Facadeclick you finish a wall three time faster than with the traditional method. No mortar or glue is used and no craftsman is even needed.

Father and son Vandenbempt are the inventor of Facadeclick. They noticed walls without joints gainin in popularity. Theu developed a system whereby you click bricks together like lego and patented it. Facadeclick benefits speed, allows for construction in all weather conditions,uses less water (by avoiding mortar) and helps reduce waste.

"We keep a close eye on whether every step we take within our company fits within the circular economy mindset and we choose our partners with that in mind as well."

Patrick Vandenbempt


Overview winners from previous years


Tuesday 29 January 2019

The innovative, sustainable HNST jeans collection is the result of the collaboration between a creative start-up and many other partners. In an initial phase there was the extraordinary collaboration…


Tuesday 29 January 2019

EcoBirdy produces furniture for children made exclusively from sustainable materials and on an industrial scale. Thinking on a large scale also increases the impact exponentially. The aim with the co…


Tuesday 29 January 2019

With the Velda Resleep concept, Veldeman Bedding is introducing the first 100% circular sleeping system in the international furniture industry, making it the leader in its sector. And it’s not arriv…


Tuesday 30 January 2018

XANT M is a midsize turbine for powering communities and industries. A wind turbine that is easy to install, easy to transport and more adaptable to the landscape than other wind turbines. A wind …


Tuesday 30 January 2018

A qualitatively functioning and well-designed public space is the motor of social life in a city or village. Relaxation, meeting new people and communicating is of vital importance in a healthy socie…


Tuesday 30 January 2018

Clothing is increasingly being treated as a disposable product. Its production is aimed at increasing numbers and maximum reduction of the price. What does this way of producing mean for the future o…


Thursday 19 January 2017

The dismantling of equipment and recycling of the dismantled components in new projects, is the core business of Rotor Deconstruction. Untill now, a total of 200 tonnes of items and materials were sa…


Wednesday 13 January 2016

If car sharing could be a success, so could buggy sharing. This thought led to Frank Verheijden championing the idea. And in 2014, Buggybooker started commercially sharing children's buggies. In the …


Tuesday 13 January 2015

When people think about energy savings, they immediately think about a reduction in comfort levels. As if they have to forfeit something. That's a shame because it is more to do with having an overvi…


Tuesday 13 January 2015

Woodface is a vertical wall cladding made from a unique combination of wood and aluminium. It offers the possibility of combining three differ - ent widths and thicknesses of wooden strips. The alumi…


Tuesday 13 January 2015