2009 46th IFLA World Congress – Student Competition

Sponsor: International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)


Type: student, undergraduate

Eligibility: The Competition is open to all undergraduated students of Landscape Architecture, or allied discipline

1st Place – Group Han Prize for Landscape Architecture, $3,500 US, plus a certificate.
2nd Place  – IFLA Zvi Miller Prize, $2,500 US, plus a certificate.
3rd Place Merit Award – $1,000 US plus a certificate.

18 August 2009 – submission deadline
18 September 2009 – pre-selection of top 20-25 entries
25 September 2009 – final judging and pre-selected works exhibition
21-23 October 2009 – final exhibition and presentation of prizes

Design Challenge:
This competition challenges students of landscape architecture to explore the IFLA World Congress theme of sustainability in landscape through new visions for the future. We invite participants to select a site that challenges the concept of sustainability and to develop designs which investigate, interrogate, challenge and propose sustainable options to the site conditions. The design proposals should also reveal something about the social, cultural, economic and/or political conditions related to the site’s context, and that convey them through technologies, approaches and esthetics.

Some examples of specific topics that might be explored through the submissions include:
* brownfield recovery
* urban water bodies
* storm water management
* alternative sewage treatment
* climate change and landscape design
* informal urban neighborhood improvements


3 to 5 members from IFLA

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