Interview with Gavril Cornelius – Gardner for the new location
1. What is your part in the Hotspot Skyhub project?
My wish is to bring a piece of “Nature as Self-Care” to the Hotspot’s offices.
This is, after all, your indoor garden and dream space, and I want you to feel you are part of the design process.
All my life I have been interested in and worked in gardens, gardening, landscaping, and indoor-garden design.
So, I am the “green thumb” of this project.
2. What are some innovative features that you brought here?
In an indoor space, a plant can be a garnish on a dresser or the theme for the entire space and anywhere in between. Indoor green spaces inside the workplace make your day much more enjoyable and healthy. Incorporating nature by adding more flowers and other greenery to an indoor space not only improves health and wellness, but it can also increase productivity. Plants have the ability to directly bring green, living nature into the indoor environment.
3. What do you think about the project, space, and location of Hotspot Skyhub?
In the last few years, the office space became a powerful tool to foster engagement, inspire innovation, and drive productivity. In Hotspot’s case, I like the way the whole workplace was redesigned to support organizational priorities. There are certain design elements you can expect in a modern office, like the space, the furniture, the air, the light etc. But some of the most successful companies in the world incorporate indoor plants and courtyard landscaping into their office layouts. This is also because studies show that plants help enhance employees’ health and well-being by decreasing carbon dioxide levels.