Eco-design takes to the trees with this event beginning in Sydney
June 18th, 2009
TreeLife, launched by The Cool Hunter, is an interactive exhibition showcasing cutting-edge and innovative eco-design.
The event will feature treehouses and creative sustainable architecture in Sydney’s landmark venues, including iconic Hyde Park and Opera House in February 2010.
This free outdoor event is the first of its kind, and is to be unveiled in Sydney before transferring to the green spaces of London and New York.
The exhibition has been conceived to display innovative developments in ecological design using sustainable and recyclable materials, and will host contributions from globally celebrated artists, designers and architects.
The festival program will also feature organic art exhibitions, an Ecotarium showcasing green technology and the opportunity to stay overnight in a specially created treehouse setting.
Sydney Lord Mayor, Clover Moore MP, is excited that the event will showcase the city and “illustrate that green can co-exist with urban city life”.
TreeLife will focus on outdoor, high-density public spaces to profile their collaborative vision of greener city landscapes, whilst ensuring the protection of the immediate environment.
The participating designs will be ‘stand alone’ structures to minimize effects upon the surrounding trees, whilst maintaining their impact as creative eco-statements located within the heart of a bustling city.
Words by Kate Ainscough
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