2014 IFLA Student Design Competition

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and the Argentine Center of Landscape Architects (CAAP) invites students in Landscape Architecture or related disciplines to participate in the Competition based on the axis of the Congress THINKING AND ACTION: “Earth, Home and Landscapes of places” whose theme is: URBAN LANDSCAPES IN EMERGENCY – Creating a landscape of places

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.

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.

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 granted in the present Competition:
1 ST Han Group Prize for Landscape Architecture – USD 3500
2 nd IFLA Zvi Miller Prize – USD 2500
3 rd Special Prize Bruns Nursery – USD 1300
4 th CAAP Merit Award Prize – USD 1000

3 Certificated Honourable Mentions
Certificates to the top 25 entries- one for each member of the team


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 2 nd and/or 3rd , 2014
Award Ceremony and Exhibition: June 5th to 6th, 2014

For More information including registration, format and entry fees please see the IFLA 51st World Congress website