Awards and recognition

Foto: Josef Peyre

December 19th 2022, it was announced that The Plus is a finalist to win the newly established Scandinavian Design Awards in two categories: Architecture of the Year and Sustainability Award of the Year. The award ceremony was in Stockholm City Hall February 6th, 2023 - and The Plus won both awards!

March 2023, it was announced that Vestre’s furniture factory at Magnor receives the DOGA Award for Design and Architecture for its refreshing contrast to traditional production facilities.

The DOGA jury’s statement on The Plus:

“When building a furniture factory in the middle of a pine forest, it is particularly important to think of the environment. At Magnor, this is exactly what Vestre and the architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group have done. As the jury, we give our thumbs up to this facility, which exists in harmony with the forest and surrounding area. The DOGA Award for Design and Architecture is presented to The Plus because it is a factory with a playful, visionary formal language. The open design and visitors’ centre at the heart of the factory has created an attraction and encouraged a sense of pride in the local community. With its meticulous placement and use of wood, colour, light and air, The Plus represents a refreshing contrast to traditional production facilities. To other industrial players in Norway, all we have to say is: Be inspired!” the jury comments on The Plus.

Foto: DOGA
Photo: Lise Eide Risanger / Storebrand

"The purpose of this award is to be an inspiration and motivation for an industry that means a lot in terms of its climate footprint, and which can have a major positive impact on the environment if we move in the right direction", says Storebrand Eiendom's CEO, Truls Nergaard, in a press release (August 16th, 2022).

"This is a great recognition, especially because we see that the ambitions for the award are the same as ours: To push and be at the forefront of the green shift. We are feeling understood and reconized when Storebrand Eiendom endorses The Plus as a showcase for a project going further than the conventional requirements, and that means a lot", says Vestre's sales and project manager, Marianne Preus Jacobsen.

Later that year, the readers of the design and architecture magazine Detail voted their favorite project in 2022: The Plus, the world's most environmentally friendly furniture factory. Detail is a recognized international magazine for architecture and construction details, which is distributed to 80 countries. Every other year since 2002, an international jury has nominated building projects from all over the world.

December 8th 2022, the magazine Interior Design gathered to a Best of Year-award show in Manhatten and The Plus won the Greater World: Sustainability-category.

December 14th 2022, Wallpaper revealed the shortlist for Best Public Building: Wallpaper* Design Awards 2023. The Plus was among the five finalists and the winner will be presented in the 2023 February issue.