Trend Award

The ELCA Trend Award is presented every two years to a project that meets the highest professional standards in the landscaping sector.

Every two years, a country with a specific theme is designated for the Trend Award.

The national landscape contractors association ensures a pre-selection of projects that are eligible.

The international professional judges committee visits the projects personally and mainly looks at whether the landscaping professionals had achieved advancements on all the aspects of the subject. The judges committee assess the development of the project, its quality, how trendsetting the project is, and whether it can serve as an example for innovation in the sector.

Finally, the winner project will be nominated. An award will be granted to the owner of the green project, the planner and the executing landscape contractors company.

The Trend Award ceremony is at GaLaBau in Nuremberg, Germany.


ELCA delivered on Thursday 14th September 2022, at the GaLaBau in Nürnberg, Germany, the ELCA Trend Award to the Harplinge Äldreboende project, a forward-looking Swedish retirement home.

The theme of this year's Trend Award was "health and learning with innovative living green initiatives".

Landscape architect Kerstin Teutsch and landscape contractor Roger Larsson enthusiastically presented their project.

Congratulations to you for your creative approach !


‘Green Dream’ and ‘Circl’ win ELCA Trend Award 2018

The international professional judges committee has decided to pick two Dutch projects as the richly deserved joint winners of the ELCA Trend Award 2018 from the four nominees, all of which were Dutch projects. The winners were announced at the festive award ceremony at the international GaLaBau trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany, on Wednesday 12 September. The joint winners are ‘Circl’, developed by the landscaping company Donkergroen on behalf of ABN AMRO Bank in Amsterdam, and ‘Green Dream’, developed by the designer Iverna Zaalberg and the gardening and landscaping company Herman Vaessen Tuin Boom Groen on behalf of Geelen Counterflow in Haelen (Dutch province of Limburg).