The appearance of the Altherma 3 heat pump is marked by an interplay of smooth surfaces and subtle details. Its compact form ensures easy installation. The housing with its flowing lines of the sides is a visual reference to the element of water, with which the heat pump works. A narrow blue ring around the centrally positioned “Daikin Eye” directs the view onto the control panel. Non-composite materials such as sheet metal, copper and standard plastics make disassembly and recycling easy.
Statement by the Jury
The clear design of the heat pump visually points at its uncomplicated operation. Placing the design focus on its user interface additionally underlines the user-friendly orientation of the device.
Daikin Europe nv, Oostende, Belgium
yellow design gmbh, Alexander Schlag
Michael Küpper , Pforzheim, Germany