LA+ ICONOCLAST design ideas competition launched

LA+ Journal invites submissions from landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, and designers for the LA+ ICONOCLAST design ideas competition. The competition challenges creative thinkers to reimagine Central Park in the wake of a hypothetical eco-terrorist attack carried out to protest the loss of the world’s forests.

Jury Chair Richard Weller said: “LA+ ICONOCLAST gives designers the chance to take on the greatest commission anyone could ever hope for. By taking on such an iconic site as Central Park, you get to tackle big questions about how we represent and manifest ideals of public health, democracy, and nature. This is good fake news!”

The LA+ ICONOCLAST competition is to be judged by an international interdisciplinary jury including architect and Lateral Office Co-founder Lola Sheppard; author of BLDGBLOG and New York Times bestseller “A Burglar’s Guide to the City” Geoff Manaugh; landscape architect and Snøhetta Partner Jenny Osuldsen; Director of the Office for Urbanization at Harvard GSD Charles Waldheim; and Metropolitan Museum Art associate curator of architecture and design Beatrice Galilee. The jury is chaired by PennDesign’s Richard Weller, Creative Director, LA+; professor and chair of landscape architecture and Meyerson Chair of Urbanism; and co-director, The Ian L. McHarg Center.

The 5 winners will share USD $20,000 and feature publication in a special issue of LA+ journal entitled LA+ ICONOCLAST. Ten honorable mentions receive a certificate and publication. Submissions close on OCTOBER 10, 2018. More details are available at the competition website:

2023 WLA Professional Awards registrations close on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:59pm London, UK.
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