The competition for the SLANT AWARDS is being held this year for the first time and on this occasion is aimed exclusively at students of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Landscape
Country Ireland
RegDeadline 10 June 2011 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
10 June 2011 (must be Postmarked or via Online)
Eligibility All students of Landscape Architecture and Landscape Design

We want you to have as free a hand as possible when designing this project: therefore we are keeping the brief and the entry requirements to a minimum.
The city in question is not a real city, it has been designed solely for this competition, and its location is not being specified.
It is a generic city that could be almost anywhere in the world and you are free to choose the country in which you would like this imaginary city to be located.
The "blanks" or "options" in the brief are deliberate, and the opportunity on offer to the entrants is that they can fill in the blanks in any way that they choose. For example you decide the country, the climate and who the citizens are likely to be.
We hope that by adopting this approach that you will feel free to demonstrate to the judges not only your planning skills, but also, equally importantly, your creative talents.
What you are being invited to do is to create a concept design for a public park, one which will not only serve the needs of the citizens of this city, but which will also aim to achieve iconic status and in so doing will enhance the international reputation of the city. You will see from the site plan that we are looking here at urban renewal, with the project being set on a vacant site in a riverside location.
This is a project of the imagination, for the imagination.

John Brookes (UK)
Ulf Nordfjell (Sweden)
Paolo L. Bürgi (Switzerland)

First Prize : Euro 3,000
Second Prize: Euro 1,500
Third Prize : Euro 750

Entry Fee
Register and pay by 15. 04. 2011
One Person: €30
Team of Two: €50
Team of Three: €75
Register and pay after 15. 04. 2011
One Person: €40
Team of Two: €70
Team of Three: €105

A maximum of four posters and a Project description (single A4 sheet with up to 500 words)

Submission Address
Hugh Ryan, Slant Competition Moderator,
Kilballyowen, Aughrim, Co.Wicklow, Ireland

Publication of list of finalists on 22 July 2011
Final judging from list of finalists: 27 August 2011
Announcement of Award Winners on 29 August 2011


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