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IFLA International Student Landscape Architecture Design CompetitionMay 5th, 2014

IFLA, Landscape architecture, student competition, landscape architecture competition, landscape architecture students, IFLA World Congress 2014 International Student Competition, Argentine Center of Landscape Architects, International Federation of Landscape Architects

The 51st IFLA World Congress 2014 International Student Competition, to be celebrated in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and organized by the Argentine Center of Landscape Architects (CAAP).

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. The intention is to reconnect places to the geographic, social and cultural context that contains them, and to recover the essence of their identity and values. It is intended that students investigate the dynamic process of landscapes in their different complexities (ethical, aesthetic, functional, ecological, socio- cultural, historic-patrimonial, economic-productive, etc.) redefining and identifying new and old spaces, applying innovative and sustainable technologies, generating formal and environmental certainties; and humanizing the places and their landscape.

THEME: URBAN LANDSCAPES IN EMERGENCY

Creating a landscape of places 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.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
May 5th, 2014

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
May 5th, 2014

LINK:
http://www.iflaargentina2014.com/concurso_estudiantes.php?idi=ing

AWARD/PRIZE

Awards granted in the present Competition: 1ST Group Han Associates Prize for Landscape Architecture - USD 3500 2nd IFLA Zvi Miller Prize - USD 2500 3rd Special Prize Bruns Nursery - USD 1300 4th CAAP Merit Award Prize - USD 1000 3 Certificated Honourable Mentions Certificates to the top 25 entries- one for each member of the team

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

- Submissions must be received by the competition organizers no later than May 5 th, 2014. Each entry shall receive a serial number and, from then on, will only be identified by that number, in order to keep anonymity during the submission and the final election. See more: http://www.iflaargentina2014.com/contenido/6930742.pdf

JURY

The Jury will be composed by three to five members of IFLA. The members will be appointed according to the protocols of the IFLA Student Competitions.

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