Recovering Landscape and Place Výškovice-Wischkowitz

Pilsen  – The European  Capital of Culture 2015  is hereby announcing an International landscape Call for Ideas.  Topic:  Recovering and landscape renewal in the borderland of West Bohemia based on the model of an abandoned community of Výškovice – Wischkowitz, part of Chodová Planá (Kuttenplan)  near Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad).

The call is unlimited. Anybody can apply . There is no limit regarding age, education or profession.

The call is patronaged by Czech Chamber of Architects (ČKA), International Federation of Landscape Architects  (IFLA Europe),  CIVILSCAPE, ILBA, German Association of Landscape Architects (BDLA), Bezirk Oberpfalz, Landkreis Cham. The Call partner is the City Chodová Planá.

Recovering Landscape and Place Výškovice – Wischkowitz

International Landscape Call for Ideas

The territory in question is located in the very heart of Europe, populated and cultivated since the down of Ages. For many centuries, the Czechs and Germans used to live here side by side in peace. The tragedy of the present sad situation is rooted in the horrors of WW2; the forced exodus of the ethnic Germans in the aftermath of the war and the following Communist regime cased a serious interruption of the area’s continuous development.

Today, in our discussion we are not going to put blame on anyone. Instead, we are looking for ideas how to improve the current situation. We want to revive this area and create again the true home for the local inhabitants.

Actually, the Czech – German landscape renewal is not the only problem we are facing. There is an European-wide issue of rural depopulation. So, let’s together propose ideas aimed at the future rural development with all aspects of associated socio-cultural and cultural landscape values. The community of Výškovice – Wischkowitz and vicinity is our model area for ideas collection.

 Purpose and mission of the call for ideas

§ The purpose and mission of the Call in the broader sense is to support the issue of cultural landscape renewal in the former Sudetenland. § The purpose and mission of the Call is to obtain ideas for potential options in the renewal of the cultural landscape of the former Sudetenland based on the model example of a small village Výškovice – Wischkowitz. § Authors /author teams of five selected ideas will be invited to take part in the follow-up workshop. After the workshop authors / author teams of five selected ideas will form in the workshop the final proposals. § The supportive reason for the Call is to select the most suitable proposals for land art interventions.

We are looking forward to

  • Develop tools for a European vision of territorial renewal and repopulation.
  • Improve the communication and cooperation between Czechs and Germans.
  • Search for and work with the Genius Loci.
  • Define the culture landscape values together with the residents.
  • Define the local values making them tourist attractive.
  • Renew the locality values in and around Výškovice – Wischkowitz.
  • Identify potential meeting places for the former, current and future inhabitants. The proposals should show how to utilize the regional or local endogenous potentials and resources (material, social, economical, etc.) and how to involve them in the realization process.

 

Who can apply?

Anybody. There is no limit regarding the nationality, education, profession, citizenship or the age of the participant.

Submission requirements

The submission should to be written in the pdf format – description – (size A4) maximum of 6 pages and the graphic part (size A3). This should include up to 3 pages specifying:

  • Initial impulses for the region’s development
  • The help to overcome the emotional gap between former and current inhabitants would be certainly a big impulse for the region
  • Creating places of identity and places for mutual encounters facilitating integration
  • Augmenting Land art related to place
  • Deadline for sending the Applications with Proposals is 28 April 2014

Prize

The authors of the five selected ideas will be awarded 1000 Euros and will be invited to the follow-up workshop. PILSEN 2015 will also pay to the workshop participants the cost of transport and accommodation (up to two people from each team).

  • Each workshop participant will be awarded with 1500 Euros after submitting his final proposal in compliance with the PILSEN 2015 specification

Copyright 

The selected authors and Pilsen 2015 will share the copyright.

The Selection Panel

  1. Till Rehwaldt (GE), vicepresident BDLA
  2. Ana Luengo (SP), president IFLA Europe
  3. Pavlína Mišíková (SK), international landscape ecologist
  4. Christine Rotenbacher (A), landscape architect
  5. Vladimír Sitta (CZ), landscape architect

Substitute members

  1. Michal Fišer (CZ), Czech Chamber of Architects
  2. Klára Salzmann (CZ), landscape architect, Pilsen 2015
  3. Nigel Thorne (GB), Former president IFLA Europe

 

Important dates

Deadline for submitting questions March 31, 2014
On the spot inspection March 14, 2014
Submission deadline April 28, 2014
Selection Panel’s decision May 15 – 16, 2014
Workshop Chodová Planá, Kuttenplan July 21 – 27, 2014
Exhibition of the submitted works March 2015
Opening of the Land Art Exhibits October 2015

Call Organizer

Pilsen 2015 European Capital of Culture

Send your questions and applications with proposals by email to: recoveringlandscape@plzen2015.cz.

More info here.

Barcelona 2014 Biennial of Landscape Architecture

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From European to Internacional Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines that are linked to its study and evolution.

The Biennial has been consolidated on a European scale in its seven previous editions—“Remaking Landscapes” (1999), “Gardens in Arms” (2001), “Only with Nature” (2003), “Landscape: a Product / a Production” (2006)— Storm & stress (2008) , “Liquid Landscape” (2010) and “Biennial versus Biennial” (2012) . However, by the hand of its international Rosa Barba landscape prize, this edition will broaden its scope to worl wide contemporary international landscapes architecture.

Barcelona will open itself to international landscape architecture in a symposium adapted to contemporary circumstances. This symposium will last three days and will include talks, presentations by those finalists competing for the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, papers, roundtable discussions, exhibitions and samples from which we will be able to track and discuss the evolution of landscape architecture world wide.

8th Barcelona Landscape Biennial: A landscape for you

Due to our circumstances most territorial and cultural disciplines are ranging from anxiety and emergence. Thus, the VIII Biennial of Landscape Barcelona claims to be both a catalyst for doubt and a driver to illusions and changes in the field of Landscape Architecture.

The announcing of this year’s event suggests  interest in discovering new ways of action, while exploring inhospitable areas and guiding discussion towards  rethinking old certainties and  providing new sensitivities certitudes. A landscape for you wants to be present at the discussion of what should be the landscape design and planning nowadays , aiming to provide a plausible (and exciting) future.

Consequently, the biennial has reviewed scope and formats, formulas, concepts and professional practice objectives while watching herself critically as the main living platform for European and  International Landscape Architecture movements.

Rosa Barba Landscape Prize.

The Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, sponsored by Banc de Sabadell,  will be announced within the framework of the 8th Barcelona  Landscape Biennial which will take place on the 25, 26 and 27th September 2014 in Barcelona.

The Rosa Barba Landscape Prize is opened to all kinds of landscape projects and planning created in Europe from 2009 to 2014. Deadline for presenting project’s documentation is April 11th , 2014.

There is a sole AWARD, which has an economic value of 15.000 euros. It will not be declared void under any circumstances. The Prizewinner and the finalists will be presented during the symposium.

The projects selected by an International Jury will be published in the 8th Landscape Biennial Catalogue and exposed in the Rosa Barba Prize exhibition.

To participate, fill out the on – line registration form at  www.coac.net/landscape

Deadline for Presenting project documentation on –line is 11th April 2014.

Sara Bartumeus, architect and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT (UPC).
Jordi Bellmunt, architect and Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT (UPC).
Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina, architect and Landscape Architect,Secretary General, IFLA Europe.
Maria Goula, doctor of Architecture and Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the ETSAB.
Alfred Fernández de la Reguera, architect and ex-member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Friends of the UPC.
Jordi Sardà, doctor of Architecture and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT.
Anna Zahonero, biologist and  and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT.

Information and  Contacts

Marina Cervera, architect  and landscape architect.
VIII BARCELONA BIENNIAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Plaça nova 5, 2a planta
08002 Barcelona / Spain
Phone: +34.93.552.08.42/ +34.93.306.78.00 (ext. 352)
biennal@coac.net;
biennaladm@coac.net;
http://www.coac.net/landscape

 

 

 

 

 

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

Deadline extended – IFLA SGJA Trophy Competition

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honor that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognizes a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture. The award is bestowed annually on an academic, public or private practitioner whose work and achievements are respected internationally.

Requirements for the design

  • Should represent the profession
  • Should represent the impact of Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe’s work
  • Should be of a design, material and production that encompasses sustainability
  • Should be designed in such a manner that the container and the object could be one or complement each other
  • Should be reasonable and practical in size to carry and be representative so the object and its container do not to exceed 40 cm long.
  • The object and its container should weigh less than 1000 grams.
  • Should have sufficient space and appropriate surface to easily engrave the name of the awardee on it
  • Should be inspiring and memorable

Submission requirements

The submission should be made in pdf format size A4. It should include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 pages with the following:

  • The concept with a short summary text of 50 words for publication purposes
  • A 3D view of each side
  • Material description and costs in Euros for the production of 5 pieces
  • Participants should send an email expressing their intention to participate, through an anonymous email with their code (best is a combination of 3 letters and 3 numbers in any combination) by January 31, 2014.
    The material submitted will not be returned to its author.
  • By accepting to compete the designers do a full transfer of rights of exploitation of the work to IFLA
  • IFLA will duly recognised the winner on its “Award Competition” communications

Eligibility

All design professionals around the world are welcomed to participate individually or as a group.

Prize

The winner will be granted with €5.000 sponsored by the nursery Lorberg

Cost

The production of the award must be affordable for IFLA (maximum €500). The cost of production will be one of the evaluation criteria.

 Production
The winner of the competition will produce 5 awards. These awards will be delivered at IFLA’s office in Brussels by May 15, 2014. All production and shipping costs will be covered by IFLA.

Copyright
The winner and IFLA will share the copyright of the work.

The Jury & Selection Committee

Chair: Hal Moggridge OBE PPLI , Assistant to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1960-63)
Ms. Desiree Martínez, IFLA President
Mr. Ilya Mochalov, IFLA Secretary General
Mr. John Easthope, IFLA Treasurer
Dr. Tunji Adejumo, IFLA Vice-President for Africa
Mr. Carlos Jankilevich, IFLA Vice-President for Americas
Dato Ismail Ngah, IFLA Vice-President for Asia-Pacific
Ms. Ana Luengo, IFLA Vice-President for Europe
Maestro Sebastián, Mexican plastic artist

Important dates

Closing date for questions

January 31, 2014

Closing date for submission

February 20, 2014

Jury’s decision

February 24, 2014

Winner’s announced

February 25, 2014

Organizer

IFLA Communication Committee
Send your material by email to: iflaphotovideocompetition@iflaonline.org

VIII:th ICON LA International Conference

  

VIII:th ICON LA International Conference
10 June‐13 June 2014, St. Petersburg (Russia)

“Restoration, reconstruction and development of cultural, industrial and natural landscapes”

The main objective of this international scientific conference is to raise the attention and awareness among scientists, urban planners, ecologists, professional landscape architects, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders, about restoration, reconstruction and development of cultural, industrial, post-industrial and natural landscapes.

St. Petersburg is especially known for its tremendous works on restoration and renovation of historic landscapes: parks and gardens and urban fabric.  Global trends touched also industrial areas of the city.  There are quite a few examples of redesigning industrial buildings and creating new industrial parks. The “Venice of the North” is invited as participants to share their vision and experiences in restoration and reconstruction of landscapes.

This year conference suggested a new format with a lot of site visits and unique pre and post conference excursions to Island Valaam with famous restored Monastery.

There will be 3 subthemes during the conference:

  •  Restoration, reconstruction and development of cultural and historical landscapes
  • Restoration, reconstruction and development of industrial and post-industrial landscapes
  • Restoration, reconstruction and development of natural landscapes

Preliminary Programme
(final program will be sent out in March 2014)

10 June 10- Pre-conference tour and international students ECLAS seminar
11 June Conference Day in St. Petersburg: first part of the day-conference opening and presentations; second part-conference excursion
12 June Conference Day in St. Petersburg: first part of the day-conference presentations; second part-conference excursion
13 June Technical excursion in St. Petersburg
14 June Post conference tour to Vallaam Island in Ladoga Lake (optional, special arrangement with a boat can be provided).

Please note: THE COST OF VALAAM TRIP is not included in the conference fee.

The programme will be published on our  site, please visit http://icon-la.org/cin/eng_cin_programme.html for more information.

ABSTRACTS: Please visit the conference site for more information.

Call for Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to themes as announced above.

Preparation of Abstracts
Abstracts are required for all presentations, including posters.
The abstract should include three parts (Title, Authors (including name of organisation, mailing address and email), and Abstract), maximum 500 words (Times New Roman, 12 pt and left adjusted). Abstract file must be in *.doc or *.rtf formatted (not OpenOffice and not *.docx). Please, attach all used images (maximum 3) as separated *.emf, *.tiff or *.jpg files (without compression) named according to the text with desired printing size in 300 dpi resolution. Not suitable images will not be included in conference proceedings.

The due date for abstracts is 1 April 2014.

Conference proceedings based on abstracts will go through a review process and will be published in English. Selected full papers are invited for publication post-conference in peer-review journals.

Presentation requirements
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to themes as announced.
All participants included to the program with an oral presentation should send the presentation to the organizing committee.

  • Presentation files must be saved in PowerPoint (*.ppt, *.pptx) or Adobe PDF (*.pdf) formats.
  • Format page — landscape 16:9.
  • Multimedia content must be embedded to the presentation file (please note, no external references), all bitmap images must be pre-optimized, or compressed in the presentation editor for the smooth performance and fast slides relay.
  • Slide switching — manual.
  • PDF presets: defalt full screen, page fit scale and single page display

CONFERENCE FEE
The registration fee is 250 Euro for 3 days which includes:

  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • a copy of the conference proceedings.

EXCURSIONS and cultural programme
Visits to reconstructed historic, industrial and natural landscapes are part of the technical tours of the conference. Optional pre-conference St. Petersburg sightseeing (e.g. the Hermitage and Russian Museum, other Museums) is offered as well.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Russian Federation
Administration of St. Petersburg
Larisa Kanunikova

St. Petersburg Forest Technical University
Andrey Selikhovkin, the Rector

Faculty of Landscape Architecture
Irina Melnichuk
Victor Smertin
Kiril Pimenov

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Maria Ignatieva
Tuula Eriksson
Per Berg

Co-organizer (student workshop): ECLAS:

Post Mailing Address and telephone:
Institutski Pereulok, 5  FTA
194021, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Tel. +7-812-670-93-88, +7-812-670-92-54

CONFEERENCE WEB PAGE
http://www.icon-la.org/

If you have a common question, please write Email to: contact@icon-la.org
If you wish to send your abstract, please send Email to: contact@icon-la.org
Questions about Russian visa, accommodation in St-Petersburg, send an e-mail to: accomodation@icon-la.org

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IFLA International Student Landscape Architecture Design Competition 2014

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BASIS
The 51st IFLA World Congress 2014 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.

ORGANIZING COMMITEE
Chair: Prof. Arch. EDP Vilma Budovski
Members: Prof. Arch. Martha Marengo de Tapia and Arch. EPP Virginia L. Laboranti.

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 “action” using 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.

AWARDS
1st Han Group Prize for Landscape Architecture – US$ 3500
2nd IFLA Zvi Miller Prize – US$ 2500
3rd CAAP Merit Award Prize – US$ 1000
3 Certificated Honourable Mentions
Certificates to the top 25 entries- one for each member of the team

PROMOTION AND PUBLICATIONS
The winning teams will also receive international recognition through IFLA sponsorships and IFLA publications.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Submissions must be received by the competition organizers no later than April 5th, 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.
The final product, when printed at 100% size, must comprise a maximum of three (3) A1 posters (each one measuring 841mmx594mm, landscape format only). The posters will be displayed horizontally next to each other with a 20 mm gap between them.

  • Posters must be individual and numbered to be seen in that order during the selection
  • Entrants must also submit a brief Description (250 words maximum) in a separate PDF file, identified only by the title of the project (DO NOT include the names of the students or the name of the university). It must be a clear and concise text describing the present situation and must identify the key aspects shown in the design proposal, for potential use in the jury report or subsequent publications. The text is to be no justified, left aligned and double spaced, in Arial, font 12.
  • All submissions must be entirely in English, which is the official language of IFLA. Local names and specific conditions of each country may be included in the local language. This is to ensure that all material can be understood by the jury, who conduct their reviews in English.

REQUIRED GRAPHICS

  • The presentation of PDF files into posters must include all the project information, including text. Text should be minimal, but must include clearly and concisely the intentions of the project, concepts, considerations and methods.
  • An aerial photo showing the present situation.
  • Representation of the design to a general scale.
  • Design in a more detailed scale.
  • Cross sections, 3D drawings, sketches and details as necessary to illustrate the proposed design.

DIGITAL FILES

  • PDF files of posters must have a 300dpi resolution and the size of the folder shall be a maximum size of 10MB. Larger folders will not be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the teams to guarantee that the final images and files are in the size and resolution adequate to their reading.
  • The entrants must ensure that all images, photographs and other material taken from other sources are correctly accredited.

ANONYMITY AND PROTOCOL

  1. Upon receipt, each entry will be assigned a serial number in order to guarantee the anonymity during the pre and the final selection.
  2. The four (4) PDF files, and the folder they are in, shall not identify the names of the participants, faculty sponsors or the university.
  3. A fifth (5) additional PDF file, with the complete Declaration Form, which is attached to this document, must be included. This must be fully completed.
  4. The Declaration Forms will be kept separate from the project PDF files, and will only be consulted by the jury once the final deliberations are completed.

COMPETITION RULES

  • Participation in the Competition implies unconditional acceptance of the Competition rules.
  • Proposals received after the deadline shall not be admitted.
  • Presentations which do not include the Declaration Form, with all the requirements and the stamp of the institution, will not be admitted.
  • Submissions shall only be accepted if sent by the means established outlined above.
  • All Competition entries are the property of the 51st IFLA World Congress Local Organizing Committee.
  • Entries will not be returned to the authors.
  • A selection of the works submitted by the Competition entrants will be placed on exhibition during the 51st IFLA World Congress and may be also exhibited elsewhere at the discretion of the Local Organizing Committee and the IFLA Chair and IFLA EXCO.
  • IFLA and CAAP retain the right of duplication or publication of any or all the material submitted to the Competition, and there shall be no obligation whatsoever to the entrants, beyond acknowledging the authorship of the works exhibited or published.
  • All entrants are absolutely forbidden to have their submissions (or any part thereof) published in any way prior to the notification of the jury final decision.
  • The jury shall preside over the competition, and is the sole arbiter at all levels until the final awarding of prizes. All decisions of the jury are final.
  • All disputes related to the Competition that cannot be solved only by the jury shall be settled through arbitration by the 51st IFLA World Congress Local Organizing Committee, who shall appoint an arbitration panel to settle any dispute.
  • The winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes shall be announced by the IFLA President upon recommendation of the jury.
  • Entrants are forbidden from requesting any information from members of the jury. All inquiries must be directed to the Competition Chair. However, please, be sure to read carefully through the brief and instructions, as all required information should be contained there.

THE 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.

EVALUATION CRITERIA
The works will be evaluated under the following criteria:

  • Reflections, ideas, proposals and technical resolutions as required by this competition brief.
  • Integration of practical and aesthetic aspects of Landscape Architecture.
  • Technical / economic viability of the proposals in relation to their location.
  • Graphic representation of the methods that improve the standards and practices of Landscape Architecture.

SUBMISSION FORMAT
The folder shall include 5 PDF files (1 for each of the 3 panels, a 4th with the project description, and a 5th with the Declaration Form (all must be completed in English).
The specifications for the electronic submission will be made available on the 51st IFLA World Congress website www.iflaargentina2014.com  under “Student Competition” at a later date.

DEADLINES
Entries must be received by the competition organizers, in Argentina, no later than: May 5th, 2014, at 12 PM.
Selection of the top 25 submissions: May 19th, 2014
Final selection: June 2ndand/or 3rd , 2014
Award Ceremony and Exhibition: June 5th to 6th, 2014

CONTACT INFORMATION
Prof. Arch. EDP Vilma Budovski
Member of the 51st IFLA World Congress Local Organizing Committee – Committee Chair of Student Competition, e-mail: ifla51competition@iflaargentina2014.com

With copy to: Virginia L. Laboranti, e-mail virginialaboranti@fibertel.com.ar

For more information about the 51st IFLA World Congress and participation in the student competition, please visit the Congress website: www.iflaargentina2014.com

The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation – Call for Contributions

PARKS, the International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation, was successfully re-launched at the World Conservation Congress in September, and want to keep the momentum up. Contributions for issue 19.1 of PARKS are now accepted, and it is hoped to get a robust response that captures the breadth and diversity of protected areas conservation worldwide.

PARKS seeks to move the protected areas conservation agenda forward by highlighting the best research and latest innovations in protected areas management and policy. The first re-launched issue included, amongst others, features on meeting Target 11 of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, connectivity conservation of the great green macaw‘s landscape in Costa Rica, protected area and veterinary fencing in Southern Africa, human health and well-being associated with protected area experiences in Canada, and case studies of successful conservation programmes in tropical Pacific island countries. The forthcoming issue will also reflect this topic and geographic diversity.

 

Please join in improving the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated wholly to protected areas. The deadline for contributions for issue 19.1 is 31st December 2012. For author guidelines and to access previous issues please see: http://www.iucn.org/parks