The APIS AUREA award is a tangible representation of man’s harmony with nature. The domestication of bees can be considered a unique achievement of man. Our design proposal reinterprets the man-made beehives that are artificially built but still consider the form and principles found in wild beehives.  The perforations in form of condensed hexagons seen on the award portray a family, in a broader sense a community, while the three geometric rectangular glass panels represent human intervention, namely beekeeping.

Cut out hexagon shapes on glass panels symbolise the nature-found structure of honeycombs, which start empty, but gradually over time get filled by bees with larvae, honey and pollen. In our proposal, this process of filling the honeycombs is reinterpreted in form of hexagonal gold rods protruding through the cut-out holes.

The space caught between the three glass planes represents the interspaces also know as honeycomb streets, which symbolize communication on the advance of bee protection, which presenting APIS AUREA award will commence.

TypeAward design
ClientMinistry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Project teamKatjuša Kranjc, Rok Kuhar, Laura Klenovšek, Ana Skobe, Marin Šantić
PhotographyAna Skobe