Winner of the IFLA Trophee Competition

Brussels, 26 February, 2014.

IFLA is happy to announce the name of the winner of the Trophy Competition for the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.
The Jury also wishes to give a round of virtual applause to all the entrants for their thoughtfulness and imagination.

Desirable practical qualities were that the trophy should be pleasing to handle, which included having a certain weight; hard to break; easy to clean and simple in massing.

Mariano Filippini’s proposal had excellent qualities, simplicity, elegance and force which led to an unanimous vote from the jury. The members found it  very appealing, particularly the examples where the concrete base is inlaid with coloured glass fragments.  The dual wood box too is a delightful feature.

Mariano Filippini is an Industrial Design student at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and will be granted with €5.000 sponsored by the German nursery  Lorberg.

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The Jury
Chair: Hal Moggridge OBE PPLI – Assistant to Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1960-63)
Desiree Martínez, IFLA President
Ilya Mochalov, IFLA Secretary General
John Easthope, IFLA Treasurer
Tunji Adejumo, IFLA Vice-President for Africa
Carlos Jankilevich, IFLA Vice-President for Americas
Dato Ismail Ngah, IFLA Vice-President for Asia-Pacific
Ana Luengo, IFLA Vice-President for Europe

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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

IFLA 51st World Congress – Buenos Aires, Argentina 2014

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Thinking and Action” / Pensamiento y Acción”

VENUE: Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina (UCA) – Av. Alicia Moreau de Justo 1300, Ciudad de Buenos Aires

  • IFLA World Council

    June 02-03
    Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, Montevideo 932, Auditorium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. See more >>

  • LALI – Latin America Landscape Initiative

    June 04
    Buenos Aires City, Argentina. See more >>

  • World Congress Sessions

    June 05-06
    Buenos Aires, Argentina. See more >>

  • And more at http://www.iflaargentina2014.com

WINNER ANNOUNCED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS’ PREMIER AWARD – SIR GEOFFREY JELLICOE AWARD 2012

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of landscape architecture, announced today that Mihály Möcsényi is the winner of the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award – the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ premier award – for 2012.

Mihály Möcsényi has made an outstanding contribution to Landscape Architecture through his life-long commitment to his chosen profession. His achievement in all aspects of landscape architecture – landscape planning, landscape research, landscape design and landscape education has been quite phenomenal.

Professor Möcsényi (Hungary) started to work in University education already in 1945. He was teaching landscape design and landscaping. Since 1970 he became the head of the Department of Landscape and Garden Architecture school in Budapest, Hungary. He integrated the technical and aesthetic knowledge together with an ecological and economic approach to landscape architecture education.

He started his career in the field of education, and studied at different institutions parallel to his teaching. He studied history, archaeology, art history, and economics, technical-architectural, artistic and aesthetic matters, in order to acquire and pass on a fuller, more valuable and comprehensive body of knowledge to his students. He worked as a practitioner at the same time as he was teaching and says that: “Every day we need to prepare ourselves to spend the next day useful”.

His philosophy: A teacher also has to have constant, direct connection with professional practice has inspired thousands of Hungarian landscape architecture students. He also encouraged students to go abroad to widen their minds in the fields of landscape architecture.

In 1968 he officially defined landscape as “cultural product” and defined landscape as “humanized nature”. This established the basis of landscape architecture and planning in Hungary as an integrative and ecological approach – , a revolutionary change from the former the purely geographical landscape approach.

Because of political reasons he asked for retirement in 1979, and started to work more internationally. He had for a long time been engaged in IFLA, and was elected Vice-president IFLA Central Region from 1982-86 and IFLA President from 1986-1990. He had an essential role in involving the Eastern European countries into IFLA and was involved in the opening up of these countries for international relationships, education and the starting up new national associations for landscape architects.

After the collapse of the communist system in Hungary in 1990, he was called back to the university and was elected as rector from 1991-93, and founded the Faculty of Landscape Architecture in Budapest in 1992.

He has clearly had a unique and lasting impact on the development of landscape architecture as a practitioner and on the promotion of the profession of landscape architecture. Mihály Möcsényi has, within 70 years of active work, opened many doors, minds and hearts to an awareness of, and integration of landscape architecture. His life achievement is an example for everybody to follow and he is a most worthy recipient of this year’s IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

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.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award was launched in 2004 on a quadrennial basis. Its inaugural recipient was Peter Walker (USA) in 2005. Prof. Bernard Lassus (France) was awarded in 2009 and Cornelia Hahn Oberlander in 2011. From 2011 the award will be bestowed annually.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1910 – 1996), IFLA President of Honour, served IFLA as its founding President from 1948 – 1954. He was a trained architect, town planner, landscape architect and garden designer, but his prime interest was in landscape and garden design. Jellicoe was a founding member (1929) and then President of the Institute of Landscape Architects (now the LI) and was knighted for services to landscape architecture in 1979. In 1994, he was given the Royal Horticultural Society’s highest award, the Victoria Medal of Honor.

The IFLA President, Desiree Martinez, will make the announcement in the Award Ceremony during the IFLA 2012 IFLA World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa on September the 7th.. The winner will present a lecture as part of the ceremony.

The 2012 SGJA International Jury, was chaired by Jenny B. Osuldsen (Norway) and comprised: Anton Comrie (South Africa), Alan Titchener (New Zealand), Rosa Klias (Brazil) and Fritz Auweck (Germany).

IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2012 – Nominations due December 31, 2011

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) is soliciting nominations for its Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

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.

Candidates may be nominated by IFLA Member Associations, delegates, individual members and allied organizations, as well as independent sources. The award recipient will be identified through a nomination and jury selection process. The Award recipient will be notified by the IFLA President and invited to attend the IFLA World Congress, where the winner will be announced, the Award will be presented, and the winner will make a presentation of his/her work at a suitable function in conjunction with the Congress.

The 2012 IFLA World Congress will be in Cape Town, South Africa during September 5-7.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award was initiated in 2004 on a quadrennial basis. Its inaugural recipient was Peter Walker (USA) in 2005. In 2009 Prof. Bernard Lassus (France) was granted the Award. In 2010 the award was changed to an annual one. The 2011 recipient was Cornelia Hahn Oberlander (Canada).

Nominations for the 2012 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award must be submitted by December 31, 2011. Refer to the IFLA website http://www.iflaonline.org/  for the complete Call for Nominations and submission requirements.

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe (1910 – 1996), IFLA President of Honour, served IFLA as founding President from 1948-1954. He was a trained architect, town planner, landscape architect and garden designer, but his prime interest was in landscape and garden design. Jellicoe was a founding member (1929) and then President of the British Institute of Landscape Architects (the ILA – now the LI) and was knighted for services to landscape architecture in 1979. In 1994, he was given the Royal Horticultural Society‘s highest award, the Victoria Medal of Honour.

For further information please contact:
Christine Bavassa
IFLA Executive and Communication Secretary
admin@iflaonline.org

2012 IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Purpose

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honour that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognises 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 individual whose work and achievements merit this recognition.

Eligibility
The award is open to landscape architects throughout the world who are members of a Member Association of IFLA. The nominee must be an academic, public or private practitioner whose merit, talent and actions are respected internationally.

Entries can be submitted in the following categories:
a. Landscape planning, design or management
b. Improvement in the quality of human settlements or environments
c. Landscape architectural education and research.

Nomination of Candidates
Candidates may be nominated by IFLA Member Associations, delegates, individual members and allied organizations, as well as independent sources.

Nomination Information
Nominations should include the following information:
a. A letter of nomination describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award, including his/her academic background and achievements, a summary of his/her work and its scope, and a review of the way that this work has contributed to the profession of landscape architecture and its international practice. The letter may be no more than three pages in length.
b. A letter of support, including confirmation that nominee is a member in good standing, from the nominee’s member association must be submitted along with each nomination, if someone other than the member’s association is the nominator.
c. Contact information for both the nominator(s) and nominee, including name, address, email address and phone contact information.
d. All the nomination material must be submitted in English.

Submission of Nominations – Due December 31, 2011

Nominations for the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award must be submitted electronically to the Administrative Headquarters of the International Federation of Landscape Architects in care of:
Christine Bavassa
Communication & Executive Secretary
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
admin@iflaonline.org

Candidate Selection
The award recipient will be identified through a nomination and jury selection process.
In agreeing to be nominated, candidates must also agree to present a lecture on their work to the IFLA World Council, and/or other suitable fora, in the event of winning the award, and that they are willing to travel to the World Council meeting to accept the award. A candidate may be nominated up to a maximum of three times for the award.

Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee includes landscape architects from all four regions of IFLA, who represent the range of academic, public and private practice and have a thorough knowledge of the profession, its key practitioners, and international practice.
The Nominations Committee initiates a search for an appropriate candidate by soliciting nominations from IFLA World Council members, member associations and independent sources. The Committee also develops nominations to help ensure a broad range of qualified nominees for consideration as final candidates.
After the Nominations Committee agrees on a list of suitable candidates for the Award, it will seek the agreement of each candidate to be so nominated, and then obtain information supporting their nomination from them, which will then be referred to the nominee’s national association for confirmation. The final confidential list of candidates is then supplied to the Awards Jury, which selects the recipient of the award. The Committee also submits a report on the Nominees and the Nominations process to the IFLA President and the Awards Jury.

Awards Jury
The Awards Jury comprises 5 members – a Chair and at least one member from each region of IFLA. The Jury adopts its own working procedures, establishing criteria for assessment in terms of the purpose of the Award and the categories of nominations. Upon completion of their work, the Jury submits a written report to the IFLA President. The report and its result remain confidential until the award winner has been officially announced by the IFLA President at the 2012 World Congress.

Marketing and Public Relations
The award has a webpage within the IFLA website to market and publicize the importance of the award, its requirements, and a timetable with deadlines for the nomination and selection process. The website also lists former recipients and their accomplishments, as well as information on Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe and his significant accomplishments. A promotional brochure for the award will be distributed to IFLA members and allied organizations and posted on the website.

Procedure for the Award
The Award recipient will be notified by the IFLA President and invited to attend the IFLA World Congress, where the winner will be announced, the Award will be presented, and the winner will make a presentation of his/her work at a suitable function in conjunction with the Congress. The content of the presentation will be made available for IFLA use.
a. Costs of the award shall be fully covered by IFLA, with the support of member associations and sponsors, as appropriate.
b. The award shall include an economy flight to the IFLA World Congress, three days funded accommodation, and registration at the IFLA World Congress, but no monetary grant.

The Sponsor of the Award
The sponsor(s) of the Award, if any, is to be informed of the progress and granting of the award, invited to the ceremony to present the award and, in conjunction with IFLA, encouraged to promote the award and its benefits.

For More information
Questions regarding the award or the nomination and selection process should be directed to:
Prof. Tong Mahn Ahn
Chair, Nominations Committee
IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award
ahntm@snu.ac.kr
Tel: +82 2 880 4874
Fax: +82 2 873 5113

 

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe: 1910 – 1996
The award commemorates the outstanding contributions to IFLA of the President of Honour Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe of Great Britain who served IFLA as founding President from 1948-1954. Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe was a leading landscape architect with a career spanning almost seventy years. Born in 1910, he was a trained architect, town planner, landscape architect and garden designer, but his prime interest was in landscape and garden design. Jellicoe’s rich career enabled the creation of many inspiring projects, from Cheddar Gorge to the Kennedy Memorial at Runneymede, thought to be one of his greatest works. He was a founding member (1929) and then President of the British Institute of Landscape Architects (the ILA – now the LI) and was knighted for services to landscape architecture in 1979. In 1994, he was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s highest honour, the Victoria Medal of Honour.