46th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS - Students Competition

The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in Landscape Architecture programs.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Environment, Landscape
Country Brasil
RegDeadline 18 August 2009 GoogleCal iCal
18 August 2009 (via Online or must be Received)
Eligibility Students of Landscape Architecture, or allied discipline (where a country or university does not include a formal Landscape Architecture program)

The theme that the competition entries must respond to is Green infrastructure: landscape, infrastructure and people for tomorrow.
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

The panel of judges will consist of 3 to 5 members from IFLA and the local organizing committee, or their appointees.

1st Place Group Han Prize for Landscape Architecture: $3,500 US
2nd Place IFLA Zvi Miller Prize: $2,500 US
3rd Place Merit Award: $1,000 US

Entry Fee

4 board PDF files (each 90cm x 45cm)

Submission Address
ABAP - Associação Brasileira de Arquitetos Paisagistas
Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects
Rua Campevas, 115, conj, C - Perdizes
CEP 05016-010 - São Paulo, Brasil

Pre-selection of top 20-25 entries: 18th September, 2009
Final judging and pre-selected works exhibition: 25th September, 2009, at São Paulo
Competition final exhibition and presentation of the prizes: 21/23th October. 2009 – Rio de Janeiro

Past winners

IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) and the Brazilian Society of Landscape Architects Organization Committee (ABAP)

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