Early last week, I attended the GROHE event at BGC where they gave honour to the Filipinos who represented our country in the World Architecture Festival. What was special for this year is that we have the most number of shortlisted entries in WAF to date. Apart from that, one of the entries won! Isn’t that cool?
While waiting for the big reveal and program, two of the newest GROHE products were displayed at the event area. Guests and mall goers could check out the products in person. I’m happy that more and more companies are investing in Smart products. I wish though that they can innovate further to make their products integrate to HomeKit and Alexa. That would be too awesome!
I’m going ahead and share with you the media release for each of the products because who else can describe the products better but the manufacturer itself!
Intuitive control for a personalised shower experience
- extension of the popular GROHE SmartControl line
- Intuitive push-and-turn buttons for perfect control
- Great variety of design options for any bathroom decor
Immersing oneself in a new dimension of showering – this is what GROHE SmartControl is all about. In addition to the stylish on-the-wall model, the expanded range will also include a model for concealed behind-the-wall installation. Moreover, the spray faces as well as the SmartControl concealed units are optionally available in trendy white. As a result, the intuitive push-and-turn control system now offers an even greater variety of design options – for the perfect shower experience every time.
GROHE Sensia Arena
A smart shower toilet for personalised comfort
- multiple award-winning line of modern shower toilets
- Smart technologies for the ultimate in hygiene and cleanliness
- Feel clean and fresh every day
Sensia Arena, the innovative shower toilet from GROHE, is designed to maximise personal comfort and hygiene through gentle and smart cleansing. What was originally a Japanese cleansing ritual using water instead of paper continues to gain in worldwide popularity GROHE Sensia Arena is a compelling demonstration of how modern technology can improve our lives by blending the latest innovation, long-standing expertise and contemporary styling.
After a few minutes of looking around and waiting, the official program started. The speaker stressed that while GROHE wants to showcase their products, their main purpose for the event is to honour the talented Filipinos who are successful in representing us in the World Architecture Festival in Berlin.
Here are some of the entries from the Philippines:
Eriksson Furunes + Leandro V Locsin Partners + Jago Boase (Streetlight Tagpuro, Tacloban, Philippines)
WINNER: Civic & Community – Completed Buildings Winner
Jorge Yulo Architects & Associates (New Philippine Supreme Court Building)
ENTRY: Future Project – Civic Category
Visionary Architecture (One Ayala)
ENTRY: Future Project – Infrastructure Category
WTA Architecture and Design Studio (Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica, Pambujan)
ENTRY: Religion Category & Best in Color Category
Congratulations to the Filipino teams for your talent and achievements! And nice products GROHE! We can get GROHE’s products at Wilcon Depot branches nationwide.