Asia Pacific Landscape Students Win Top Award at IFLA50

Photo of students receiving their award at IFLA50 in New Zealand

Photo of students receiving their award at IFLA50 in New Zealand

At the recent IFLA50 World Congress ‘Shared Wisdom in an Age of Change’ a group of Chinese landscape architecture students from the Beijing Forestry University won 1st Place in the Student Competition run as part of the World Congress.  Their project was titled “Blue Pray: restoration of Golbahar post-war zone by new water-centred planning mode”.  The winning student group included; Lin Chensong, Jia Ying, Liu Jijao, Xiao Yao, Zhang Haitian

The judges noted;

“This proposal has taken a very real and important issue and manifested a valid, well researched and very well resolved design proposal for a war-ravaged town in Afghanistan. The restoration and recovery of the subterranean aquifer system and the meshing of this with the war remains of bomb craters has produced a surprisingly elegant, appropriate and in some respects a delightful solution. Thoroughly researched, well-expressed through time, grounded in site, and expressed in a clear and accessible manner”.

The students (pictured) received their award from Past President of IFLA Dr Diane Menzies at the IFLA50 World Congress opening Powhiri held at Auckland Museum in New Zealand.

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