For the third consecutive year, Hello Wood—an international educational platform of design and architecture based in Hungary—have "rethought the Christmas Tree." Their three festive installations, in London, Manchester and Budapest, have been designed to live beyond the holiday season and will be recycled into new structures to help different causes in the New Year. "The role of architecture has changed a lot in the last few years," says Peter Pozsar, co-founder of Hello Wood. "Hello Wood represents this socially responsive architecture." View the three projects after the break. Teaming up with London-based visual arts group Creatmosphere, Hello Wood has created an 11-meter tall Christmas tree made from 365 illuminated wooden sledges, each representing a day of the year. Cycles of changing colours and sound further represent the four seasons, inviting people to imagine the Christmas tree in different ways. After the holiday season, the tree will be dismantled, and 100 of the sledges will be donated to local schools, with the remaining available for purchase, of which ten percent of proceeds will go to charity.
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