Hello nature

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iscrizioni entro 23.11.2014 | consegna entro 30.11.2014

Make the world a better place by celebrating nature!

Since the dawn of time, humanity has been dependent on nature to provide us with food and shelter. However, over the last few centuries, people have become increasingly distant from the wild. Before the industrial revolution, only 3% of the world's population lived in cities - today, more than 50% live in urban areas. It represents a physical, as well as a mental, detachment.

This detachment affects both parties: on the one hand, the population living in cities misses out on the positive impact nature has on both mental and physical health.

On the other hand, when being less involved, people also tend to become less considerate. While humanity's negative impact on the environment increases, the concern about our planet declines.

It has become time to reconnect to nature, and to highlight the relationship between humanity and the rest of the planet.

Hello Nature invites you to find a way of re-introducing nature into people's consciousness. But rather than by focusing on the negatives, it should be about highlighting the positive aspects of the environment to awaken people's curiosity and interest.

The goal is to design a structure that celebrates nature, involving both education and recreation, or - if you prefer - business and pleasure.

The site is located on Omne Mountain (Omneberget) in the north of Sweden. It sits within a coastal area called the High Coast (Höga Kusten), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The High Coast is one of less than 200 Natural Heritage Sites worldwide, unique because of its beautiful landscape, created by the impact of the latest ice age.

The competitions of Combo Competitions are open to all individuals and groups interested in any of the creative disciplines spanning from graphic design to urban design, and everything in between. Students and professionals are equally welcome. Each submission can be created by an individual, or by a team of 2-4 participants.

- 1st prize: £1,200 (one thousand two hundred British pounds)
- 2nd prize: £600 (six hundred British pounds)
- 3rd prize: £200 (two hundred British pounds)

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For more info visit www.combocompetitions.com

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