The objective of this competition for students and young professionals of Architecture and Design, named the Nature Observatory of Amazonia (NOA), 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.

Contestants: Architecture students and young architects
Register: April 11, 2014 to June 13, 2014

Prizes: € 6,375 + Free digital subscription to AV Proyectos and Tectonica-online + Publication in Plataforma Arquitectura, Future Arquitecturas, ARQ ediciones, Pedacicos Arquitectonicos and Taller al Cubo.

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