Submission: July 1, 2014
Registration: June 13, 2014 (€50 – €100)
Location: New York, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize € 3.750 2nd Prize € 1.500 3rd Prize € 625
Type: Open competition for young architects and architecture students.
Competition for students and young professionals of Architecture and Design, named the Nature Observatory of Amazonia (NOA) which objective is to come up with ideas for the creation of a centre in which the Amazon ecosystem can be learned about and observed through intimate contact with nature.
The Nature Observatory of Amazonia (NOA) seeks to become an innovative reference for the dissemination of knowledge about the biological and cultural diversity of the natural environment of the Amazon, providing spaces for educational participation in environmental activities, as well as becoming an interesting stop on the tourism route along the Amazon River.
The project should establish a close dialogue with the landscape and natural surroundings of this unique region of the planet and be highly self-sufficient and sustainable.
The idea is to create a space which facilitates the relationship between its visitors and nature, a space which stimulates eco-tourists and invites the public to learn about the importance of taking care of the environment.