Awards

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.

OUR JURY PANEL

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.

Objectives
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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