ILI conference: delivering excellence in public realm – design competitions

logo_iliThe Irish Landscape Institute, in association with the UCD School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, will host a one-day conference on May 20th 2011 at the UCD William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium.

A discussion of the design competition as a creative, cost effective and efficient tool for procuring and delivering excellence and innovation in landscape architecture and
public realm. Speakers from around the globe share their experience from competition launch, to competition entry, to realisation of the winning projects. Projects include major public parks, streetscape and public realm. The conference is designed to inform those involved in public and private sector procurement, design and management of public realm and will be of interest to landscape architects, architects, planners, facility managers, quantity surveyors and engineers, in local authorities, government departments, academia, research and private practice.

The conference will be opened by Eddie Conroy, County Architect, Dublin City Council, and will feature Irish and internationally renowned speakers including:

Marti Franch EMF – Estudio Marti Franch, Barcelona,
2010 Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize Finalist

Jurgen Weidinger
Weidinger Landschaft Architekten, Berlin

Chris Reed
Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Boston, Recipient of the 2010 Topos Landscape Award

Marcelo D’Andrea
A+P Architecture, Buenos Aires, Winner of the Fr. Collins Park Competition, Dublin

Almut Jirku
Department of Urban Development, Berlin

Early registration at €70 for non-members, is open until the April 15th

To register, please download, complete and post the Registration Form together with the appropriate cheque to the Irish Landscape Institute, PO Box 11068, Dublin 2. Cheques should be made payable to the Irish Landscape Institute.
Cost: €95 non-members, €50 members, €10 students
The conference will be followed by a wine reception and an exhibition of UCD landscape architecture student projects