NORDIC ENCOUNTERS: TRAVELLING IDEAS ABOUT OPEN SPACE DESIGN AND PLANNING

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Second call for abstracts – we invite submissions from both practice and research. Deadline March 17 th to windk@ign.ku.dk
Conference: World in Denmark 2014 Copenhagen 12th -14th June 2014

“Super Danish”, “New Nordic”, and “Scandinavian welfare design” are among numerous seductive names that coin planning and architecture practices from the north these years. Landscape architects and urban designers from Denmark and the other Nordic countries have increasingly become exporters of design solutions to places like Beijing, New York and Christchurch, while Copenhagen repeatedly re­ceives awards for its liveability. However, looking beyond the immediate branding effect, what themes and values, methods and challenges are current in Nordic urban space design and planning in these years?

The issue goes beyond Denmark and the Nordic countries. It concerns what it means to intervene in cities and landscapes in a global era. How do general ideas about improving cities migrate and mutate, synergize and conflict in the encounter with specific contexts? What are the potentials and loss­es of producing traditions – such as the Danish or Nordic – in open space design and planning?

Keynote speakers: Kongjian Yu Turenscape and GSD Harvard (CN). Jan Gehl (DK). Jenny Osuldsen Snøhetta (NO). Belinda Tato Ecosistema Urbano (ES). Moderator: Paola Viganò l’Università Iuav di Venezia (IT).

See call at www.windk.dk . After the conference there will be a call for full papers to be published in Nordisk Arkitekturforskning/Nordic Journal of Architectural Research.

Organized by the Research Group of Landscape Architecture and –Urbanism, University of Copenhagen

Illustration by idamarielebech.dk

Signe Sophie Bøggild
Research Assistant, Art historian, Mag.art., MA

University of Copenhagen
Division of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Research Group of Landscape Architecture and -Urbanism
ssb@ign.ku.dk

Destination paysage, révéler le potentiel touristique de lieux inédits.

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Le 4 avril prochain, ne manquez pas la Grande conférence d’ouverture de Tilman Latz, directeur de LATZ + PARTNER : http://aapq.org/evenement/congres2014/programmation
Tourisme + Paysage : Reconnaître, préserver et développer la valeur touristique du paysage est le thème du congrès de l’AAPQ cette année. Inscrivez-vous dès aujourd’huihttp://aapq.org/node/add/inscription-congres
 

Launch : The Quebec Association of Landscape Architects Annual Congress, 2014

TOURISM + LANDSCAPE:  Acknowledge, preserve and increase the touristic value of landscapes

Montreal, January 27, 2014 – The Quebec Association of Landscape Architects (AAPQ) is launching its program and registration for the Annual Congress in Montreal April 4-5.

Landscape architects are at the forefront of the growth of tourism in Quebec.   Their mandate is distinguished by their efficiency in analysing territory, skill at unveiling the potential and attraction of our regions, as well as by their ability to rally numerous skills focused on a joint vision. Through their leadership and creativity, the landscape architect upholds the continual flourishing of the tourist industry.

“It’s time to pay closer attention to how landscape architects play a significant role in the Quebec tourism industry.  Conference speakers and panel experts from here and abroad will present new views, trends and outlooks, inspiring projects and scientific research that will fuel discussion and insight throughout the event.”, declared Benjamin Laplatte, General Director of the AAPQ.

In a context where politics, planning and programs in tourism are dependent on the know-how of this profession, landscape architecture will benefit from being better known.  The AAPQ 2014 Congress aims to reflect on how the landscape architect richly inputs tourism projects development, as well as creating a platform to exchange and collaborate with those concerned and aware of the potential of Quebec landscapes.

Program 2014 – Preliminaries

The Congress programme is divided is seven subjects.  The Congress theme is DESTINATION LANDSCAPE:  TO REVEAL THE TOURISTIC POTENTIAL OF UNKNOWN PLACES with a major conference presented by the City of Montreal and one representing a firm who has worked on post industrial landscapes that have preserved their memory and uniqueness.   The second theme is PERSPECTIVES: TO GIVE VALUE TO THE IDENTITY FACTORS OF URBAIN CONGLOMERATIONS, with two conferences given by international organizations and firms with an expertise in landscape, and who have helped the identity and attractiveness of major cities.   Following the themes, the panel COMPANIONS OF LANDSCAPE: THE STAKEHOLDERS OF TOURISM will offer a vast panorama of various stakeholders from public, private and associative arenas linked to tourism and landscape. Finally, QUEBEC POST CARDS will present a dozen projects from designers, artists, municipal officials, festival directors and tourism promoters who, by their creative approach, have created a quality tourism product.

The second day of the congress will start off with a focus on cities through LANDSCAPE – SIGNATURE, to discover the notion of urban marketing by means of non-conventional solutions.  We will then move on to GREAT EXPLORERS to look at vast regional areas.   The day will close with MISSION: POSSIBLE, a surprise workshop featuring one of the biggest stakes (OR STAKEHOLDERS?) of the hour…promising to be a blast.

The AAPQ’s mission is to promote, create and maximize the value of both natural and manmade environments, to create healthy and pleasant living spaces that are functional and esthetic, while aiming to satisfy the needs of the population in a way that reflect ecological standards.  Its main objective is to insure the protection and the security of the public, by regulating the profession of its members, as well as to promote it and make it stand out.

To consult the preliminary program of the activities and to register:

http://aapq.org/evenement/congres2014/programmation

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Congrès Tourisme + Paysage

L’Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec vous invite à participer au Congrès Tourisme + Paysage.

L’embarquement est prévu les 4 et 5 avril au Centre des sciences de Montréal.

Véritable invitation au voyage, la programmation vous fera découvrir une quarantaine de conférenciers passionnants en compagnie d’acteurs gouvernementaux, d’élus et d’employés du milieu municipal et de professionnels de l’aménagement, du design, de la culture et du tourisme.

Inscrivez-vous rapidement et profitez de l’offre spéciale de lancement.

À voir et à entendre cette année, entre autres :

§  Jean Blaise, directeur, Le Voyage à Nantes, France

§  Marie-Claude Massicotte, chef de section et architecte paysagiste, Direction des grands parcs et du verdissement, Ville de Montréal.

§  Jean-Philippe L. Messier, Directeur général, Réserve mondiale de la Biosphère Manicouagan-Uapishka

§  Michel Zins, Ph.D. Président, Zins Beauchesne et associés

§  Alexander Reford, Directeur général des Jardins de Métis et Président de l’Association touristique de la Gaspésie

§  Chantal Rouleau, mairesse de l’arrondissement Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles et responsable de l’eau et des infrastructures de l’eau au comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal

§  Daniel Blier, Directeur général, Parc Jean-Drapeau

§  Paul Arsenault, titulaire, Chaire de tourisme Transat

§  Olivier Bourgeois, architecte, Bourgeois / Lechasseur architectes

§  Élaine Genest, architecte paysagiste directrice de projet, Projet Paysages Laurentides, Conférence régionale des élus des Laurentides

§  Marie Eisenman, Cofondatrice, Les Urbainculteurs

§  André Bathalon, directeur du Festival Mural, Directeur / co-fondateur de LNDMRK

§  Danielle Léger, Bibliothécaire responsable de collections, (programmes de spectacles et affiches), Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

§  Frédéric Loury, fondateur et directeur général, Art Souterrain

§  Simon Lebrun : pilote de navires sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent et président d’Héritage Maritime Canada

§  Serge Péloquin, nouveau Maire de Sorel-Tracy, idéateur de l’Écomonde du Lac Saint-Pierre, président du concours Architecture éphémère de l’hôtel de glace de Québec

§  Judith Portier, designer de l’environnement, directrice générale et artistique chez Design par Judith Portier

  • Philippe Lupien, architecte et designer – Lupien + Matteau;

Pour en savoir plus sur le thème du Congrès, sur les différentes conférences et sur les conférenciers, pour l’inscription en tant que participant ou comme exposant, visitez dès maintenant le site Internet du Congrès Tourisme + Paysage.

 

IFLA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN COMPETITION

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 IFLA International Student Landscape Architecture Design Competition is part of the Congress, and it promotes and encourages the evolution of the profession of landscape architecture through education.

AIM OF THE 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. 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 “actionusing the most appropriate techniques to improve the management and building of a landscape of places and of new spaces of urban sustainability.

PLACE AND SCALE
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.

TYPE OF COMPETITION
This is an ideas competition and will consist of one round of submissions. Proposals by the participants should assume publication and exhibition in both digital and printed media.

PARTICIPANTS
The competition is open to all students of landscape architecture and allied disciplines (where a country or university does not include a program specifically identified as Landscape Architecture). Both individual and group submissions will be accepted, and each student or group is allowed only one entry. Broad interdisciplinary submissions are also welcomed; however the design must still focus on the configuration of the landscape and must have at least one Landscape Architecture student in the group. The number of members in each participating group shall not exceed four (4). Professional collaborators and associates of members of the jury, and their relatives up to a third degree may not enter the competition.

Find full details in the PDF document  hereinafter

IFLA 2014 International Student Desing Competition

Declaration Form – Student Competition IFLA CAAP 2014