Interface Launches 'Biophilia' Design Competition

Atlanta, GA, Feb. 6, 2013 -- Interface has launched a global competition called “Reconnect Your Space” that calls for architectural, interior or urban landscape design entries that put affinity for nature, or biophilia, at the forefront.

Biophilic design incorporates natural elements into manmade environments in order to help people feel and perform better.
 
The competition invites architects, designers and students of these disciplines to submit their visions for how biophilia can influence the design of a new or existing space, either inside a building or outside in cities.

One winning submission will be selected as the most unique, inspiring and purposeful way of reconnecting this space with nature.

Evidence of biophilic design can be seen in a variety of ways—from New York’s High Line linear park built on an historic elevated freight rail line, to the growing popularity of community gardens throughout Sydney, as well as through the ecological approach to building design showcased in Singapore’s Solaris high-rise project.

“Biophilic design is ‘purpose driven’ design that recognizes humanity’s strong link with the natural world, which can be utilized for good,” said Maria Davlantes, senior vice president and CMO of Interface.

The winner’s prize includes travel and accommodations for four days and three nights to experience firsthand biophilia’s influence in design in Singapore, San Francisco, or Cornwall in the United Kingdom.

For more information, go to interfacereconnect.com. The competition is open through Monday April 1.


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