IFLA World Congress 2003 Student Design Competition

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IFLA World Congress 2003 Student Design Competition

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:20 pm

A student design competition will be held in conjunction with the Congress. It is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and is directed by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA).

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

The competition invites submissions from teams of students in Landscape Architecture programs recognized by IFLA.

The theme of the 40th IFLA World Congress is Landscapes on the Edge. It will be held between May 25-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sub-themes include:
The Green Edge - Landscape Planning and Sustainable Environments.
Cultural Landscapes - Maintaining a Local Edge in the Global Community.
The Canadian West - Landscapes on the Edge.
Urban Design on the Edge of Place Making.
The Urban Edge - Transitional Landscapes.
The Water’s Edge - Waterfronts, Wetlands and Amenities.
Landscape on the Edge of Art.
Landscape Architecture - Pushing the Edge of the Profession.
The Cutting Edge - Ideas, Technologies and Solutions.
Competition submissions should deal with the theme and sub-theme.
Submissions are due in Calgary 1 May 2003.


1st Prize IFLA UNESCO Prize for Landscape Architecture.
$3,500 US

2nd Prize IFLA Zvi Miller Prize.
$2,500 US

3rd Prize Merit Award.
$1,000 US

Please note the following clarifications to the competition brief and guidelines:

1. Drawings must be firmly mounted or drawn directly on a maximum of one panel of 90 X 120 cm or up to FOUR panels of 45 cm x 60 cm each. Mount on illustration board, foamcore, or other stiff lightweight mounting boards. Do not send rolled or folded drawings. Larger panels may be divided into boards of 45 x 60 cm for mailing convenience.

2. The panels must include all project information. In addition, up to five slides must be submitted that will be used for publication purposes, and for record keeping. Competitors should include slides of the panels or portions of the panels that you would like to see in print.

3. Submissions must be from students in landscape architecture programs, as this competition is intended to support and promote landscape architectural education. Multi-disciplinary teams are permitted, however those teams must be led by a landscape architectural student.

4. Team members must have been registered students during at least one of the previous terms of the 2002-2003 academic year, and completed the work as students.

5. Project sites are to be determined by each submitting team, and should be adequately described through a context analysis and/or photographs. Although there are no explicit restrictions on the site being an actual site, competition submissions must demonstrate an appropriate response to the site conditions, context and culture as demonstrated in the context analysis/site description.

Click here to download the PDF Student Competition package.
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