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OPEN Category


The OPEN category aims to encourage submissions from, but not limited to, product or system suppliers, contractors, specialists, architects, engineers, artists, developers, playground designers, graphic designers, horticulturists, who are contributor to any landscape projects. Following sub-categories embrace the importance of these professions and partners who have played an important role in successful projects where:

i. their role and scope of works may be limited but significantly integral to the outcome of the project;

ii. their works and scope contributed to the landscape industry, the urban landscapes and the liveable environment.

This category is open to non-landscape architecture firms. However, the landscape architects should make recommendations to their partners to support and encourage their submissions. This category MUST all be built projects. 

Courtyard & Small Gardens – focus on quality turnkey projects of small landscape spaces and the quality of intimate spaces created for user’s experience.

Environmental Art & Sculpture – focuses on the efforts and design of the artist or author who understood the design intent and context of the place with the added mastery of his/her work.

Greenwall design -focuses on the design and implemented greenwall systems to ensure the quality of aesthetics and sustainability are well integrated. The context of the place, challenges and climate must be taken into considerations. 

*Integrated architecture – focuses on the efforts and design of architects, builders or implementors who worked closely with the landscape architects to ensure the holistic integration of the architecture with the landscape. Please see note.

*Integrated engineering – focuses on the efforts and design of various engineers who made contributions to the success of the projects. Please see note.

Lighting & Night experience – focus on the creative lighting or effective light installation that enhances the night experience aligned to the design intent of the place and project.

*Maintenance – focus on the quality of maintenance by contractors who have understood the design intent of the past completed projects and upkeep/ improve the integrity of the project to the highest standards. Please see note.

Play & Playground design – focuses on the playscape and the use of appropriate play equipments or fun elements to enhance the quality of the space and experience of the users.

Real estate& Show flats – focus on the exquisite design and execution of landscape projects for real estate and property show flats where developers are proud of. 

Streetscapes& Planting – focus on the design and implementation of streetscapes from effective landscape strategy, good planting palette to quality implementation.

Way-finding& Signage  – focus on the creative design and effective way-finding strategies to enhance and complement the holistic approach of the project. The signage design and content should reflect the design intent and thoughts of the landscape architects or clients or the context of the place.

Note: *This sub-category submission requires an accompanied letter of support/endorsement of quality by the client or landscape architect. This support is to ascertain the quality and understanding of both parties. Signature and endorsement stamp of the supporting company is mandatory.


  • USD 800 per submission.
  • USD 300 per submission for IFLA Asia Pacific Corporate Member (To join our Corporate Membership, please click here)

Submission Requirements

A1 digital Portrait poster submission of 300dpi resolution AND quality PowerPoint slides with high quality images of no more than 20 slides. All write ups must be clearly  incorporated. Please notethe requirements of supporting letters for Integrated architecture, Integrated engineering & Maintenance.

Jury Panel Unveiled – IFLA ASIA-PAC LA & Luminary Awards 2017

IFLA Asia Pacific region is pleased to announce the jury line up for IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards 2017. This year we are privileged to receive tremendous support from more than 10 presidents of IFLA national associations and 4 IFLA Regional Presidents from Africa, Americas, Europe and Middle East with Asia Pacific region President as host juror. In addition, this year we are honoured to have two special guest jury on the panel. They are Mr William Lau, Ambassador for South East Asia of International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) and Mr Tai Lee Siang, Chair of World Green Building Council.

The Asia Pacific Region is a part of the world that has been shaped by maritime journeys and is home to a diverse tapestry of landscape architecture traditions. For many years, vibrant cultural landscapes emerged and economic competition drove cities infrastructure to new frontiers with greater sensitivity for our environment. With the objective of setting distinction for this IFLA Asia-Pac LA awards, it is important that the jury panel is a regional composition of highly acclaimed and respected individuals with years of experience and deep understanding of respective culture and indigenous context.

Similarly, the awards brief was crafted with the opportunity to embrace local and regional diversity in mind, aimed at collective exchanges of landscape architecture practice across different cities. Through the nine distinct award categories, IFLA Asia Pacific region is committed to showcase a more vibrant inter-disciplinary landscape, strengthening international recognition and optimising professional design awareness for business opportunities across our neighbouring shores and borders.


Regional IFLA Presidents

  • Mr Tunji Adejumo, President of IFLA, Africa Region
  • Ms Raquel Penalosa, President of IFLA, Americas Region
  • Mr Damian Tang, President of IFLA, Asia Pacific Region
  • Mr Tony Williams, President of IFLA, Europe Region
  • Mr Mohammad Motalebi, President of IFLA, Middle East Region

Special Guest Jury

  • Mr William Lau, Ambassador for South East Asia of International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
  • Mr Tai Lee Siang, Chair of World Green Building Council

Asia Pacific National Associations

  • Mr Tak Wong, President of Hong Kong Institute of Landscape Architects (HKILA)
  • Mr Rohit Marol, President of Indian Society of Landscape Architects (ISOLA)
  • Assoc Prof LAr Dr Osman Mohd Tahir, President of Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)
  • Dr Minomo Toshitaro, President of Japan  Landscape Architect Union (JLAU)
  • Prof Youngmin Kim, Director of International Affairs of Korean Institute of Landscape Architecture (KILA)
  • Mr Shannon Bray, President of New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA)
  • Mr Eric Estonido, President of Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA)
  • Mr Ronnie Tan, President of Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA)
  • Ms Radha de Silva, President of Sri Lanka Institute of Landscape Architects (SLILA)
  • Dr Kuang-Yu Wang, President of Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects (TILA)
  • Dr Vipakorn Thumwimol, President of Thai Association of Landscape Architects (TALA)

For more information of the awards, please click here.


IFLA ASIA-PAC LA & Luminary Awards 2017

Dear IFLA friends and delegates,
IFLA Asia-Pacific region is pleased to announce the launch of IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards & LA Luminary Award 2017.

IFLA Asia-Pacific region Landscape Architecture Awards, now known as IFLA ASIA-PAC LA Awards provide an international platform to showcase and promote the achievements and work of landscape architects in Asia-Pacific region. The prestigious awards aim to create continuous awareness and recognition of landscape architecture together with like-minded partners and other professions that have played a key role in shaping our cities and environment towards a better future.

In addition, IFLA Asia-Pacific region is introducing the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Luminary Award 2017. It is IFLA Asia-Pacific’s inaugural and highest honour accorded to its regional luminaries who have inspired and made significant contribution in protecting, championing, advocating, enhancing and/or sustaining the living environment and communities in their profession, region, countries or cities. This award is held in conjunction with the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards.

Purpose of the award is two-fold.
– To recognise key leaders and keen contributors in their respective field within Asia Pacific region who have played an important role in help shaping liveable cities; strengthen communities and sustain environments with aligned objectives of IFLA
– To promote greater awareness for the practice of landscape architecture in its diversity and its relationship with multidisciplinary field, through its partners, national associations and the region.

Added values for IFLA members and National Associations
– LA Luminary Award provides leverage for IFLA National Associations to recognise non-landscape architects, contributors and like-minded partners outside of our profession to foster greater partnership.
– IFLA APR will provide maximum exposure for IFLA members and awards winning projects across Asia-Pacific via different media channels and platforms.
– The awards ceremony will be held at the IFLA APR Congress in Bangkok from 2-5 Nov 2017.
– All award winning projects will be published in an IFLA Asia-Pac awards publication with full detail write up for IFLA national associations, jury panel, winning firms and sponsors for maximum regional exposure and international business opportunities match-making.

Timeline in a Snapshot
– Call for entries – 24 March
– Calling for Sponsorship – now til July
– LA Awards Submission deadline – 19 May
– LA Luminary Nomination deadline – 19 May
– Submission consolidation – May-June
– Judging – June
– Jury invitation – now til April
– Awards ceremony – 2-5 November @IFLA Regional Congress Bangkok 2017

Please disseminate this exciting news and information to your LA friends and IFLA members.

For any questions, please directly contact our Asia-Pac LA Awards Convenor, Ms Juit Lian HENG or our Asia-Pac LA Awards Co-ordinator, Ms Si Ying WONG through iflaapr.laawards@iflaonline.org.

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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