Atlanta, GA, May 16, 2013 -- "Rebolo Eco-Park" designed by Jesús Pertuz of Paris has been selected as the winner of Interface, Inc.'s "Reconnect Your Space" competition.
The competition invited architects, designers and students to submit their visions for how biophilia can influence the design of a new or existing space, either within interior built environments or outside in cities.
Biophilic design incorporates natural elements into manmade environments in order to help people feel and perform better.
The winning entry was inspired by Rebolo, a low-income neighborhood located in Barranquilla, Colombia, a northern part of the country on the Caribbean Sea that serves as a major industrial, maritime port.
The aim of Pertuz's submission was to improve the community by creating a space for social interaction and integration, and as he states: "giving them back a sense of pride and dignity."
More than 220 entries were submitted after entrants visited the "Reconnect Your Space" page via www.interfacereconnect.com to upload an image and a description of their entry in 500 words or less.