51th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS - Students Competition

The competition aim is to promote a reflection on the importance of “thinking and action on landscape” as a conceptual and operative tool to guide the deep and global transformations in their changes.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Environment, Landscape
Country Buenos Aires, Argentine
Registration Deadline 5 May 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 5 May 2014 (via Online)
Eligibility All students of landscape architecture

Description
The competition challenges students to explore urban landscapes: abandoned, obsolete and degraded landscapes; landscapes hurt by aggressive anthropic actions to nature and to the culture of the territory, landscapes substituted by new proposals and originated by needs, which may not have always kept the environmental balance.
They should propose new ideas sustained by “reflective thought” that will try to solve the unsustainable problems of urban landscapes in emergency; and the “action” using the most appropriate techniques to improve the management and building of a landscape of places and of new spaces of urban sustainability.
Students may select the context and site of the project. The suggested work scale is established in a range of 2 has (20.000 m2) to 10 has (100.000 m2).
Proposals must show a reflexive and innovative approach, giving value to the identity of the designed place and choosing a strategy for the project execution.

Jury
The Jury will be composed by three to five members of IFLA.

Prize
1st Prize: Group Han Prize for Landscape Architecture - $ 3,500 USD
2nd Prize: IFLA Zvi Miller Prize - $ 2,500 USD
3rd Prize: Merit Award Prize - $ 1,000 USD
4th CAAP Merit Award Prize -$ 1,000 USD
3 Certificated Honourable Mentions
Certificates to the top 25 entries- one for each member of the team

Entry Fee
None

Entries
Three (3) A1 portrait posters, a brief Description (250 words maximum)

Timetable
Selection of the top 25 submissions: May 19th, 2014
Final selection: June 3th and/or 4rd , 2014
Award Ceremony and Exhibition: June 5th to 6th, 2014

Organizer
The Argentine Center of Landscape Architects (CAAP)

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