turnerbates recently visited Ellandi offices to present the benefits of biophilia to their senior team. For those who are unsure, biophilic design is an innovative way of designing spaces that taps into the emotional connection human beings have to nature.

We discussed how biophilia can be easily implemented within retail spaces, newly built and existing shopping centres, and the economic and health benefits of different types of biophilic design.

Ellandi, the UK’s leading shopping centre investment management company, is already thinking about shopping centres of the future. Recently, they took part in UKGBC’s Wellbeing Lab and have implemented a sustainable interactive data walkway into the Mercury Shopping Centre in Romford.

At turnerbates, we confess to not being experts on biophilia. However, we know that it is an essential part of creating places that people are happy to spend time in, and so is something we are very passionate about!

For more information on our biophilia talks, please email [email protected].

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