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News & Activities | iflaapr.org - Part 2

News & Activities

IFLA-APR Industry Newsletter Issue No. 3

IFLA World Congress 2019

The Norwegian Association of Landscape Architects (NLA) will be hosting the 2019 IFLA World Congress at the Oslo Congress Centre. The 3-days congress aims to inspire, challenge and intrigue you to share and reflect on the knowledge that is developed, presented and discussed.

Landscape Architecture & Luminary Awards Reminder

We’d like to remind everyone about the IFLA Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture (LA) and Luminary Awards. We recently opened the awards for online submissions where you have the option to enjoy a 50% corporate membership discount. Send us your best company projects to stand a chance to win among the many categories.

IFLA 50% Corporate Membership Discount

Reward your company with a 50% discount on corporate memberships for your first IFLA LA Awards submission! Benefits will enable you to promote your company values, expand your business reputation and network, and participate in regional initiatives as an events partner along with other privileges!

2019 IFLA World Congress – Walks & Talks

As part of the IFLA World Congress, there will be WALKS + TALKS to some of the most interesting areas of development in Oslo on 20 September 2019. Join the trail along the seafront and the main waterways where some of the main transformation-areas are found. Expect theme walks on urban ecology and green mobility, and visits to historical and contemporary parks and urban open spaces. Consider planning your trip to Oslo!

UNESCO Award – Kaomi Estate

UNESCO Asia Pacific has awarded a Thai cafe for the first time under the Cultural Heritage Conservation for New Design in Heritage Contexts 2018 to Kaomai Estate 1955, a hipster cafe with an unforgettable design.

IFLA-APR Industry Newsletter Issue No. 2

IFLA AsiaPac Landscape Architecture Awards

IFLA APR is proud to host its 11th IFLA Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture (LA) Awards and an inaugural LA Luminary Awards Ceremony to be held on 8-10 November 2019 in Cebu City as part of the 2019 IFLA Asia Pacific Congress.

The prestigious IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards aims to create a stronger awareness and recognition of landscape architecture as one of the professions that have played a key role in shaping our cities and our environments towards a better, more resilient future.

Submit your project today!

Entries to the awards provides you and your company with significant opportunities for recognition of excellence. Give your project the attention it deserves by giving it a chance to be rewarded in our prestigious ceremony. Don’t forget to deliver all your project submissions by 31 March 2019.

IFLA 50% Corporate Membership Discount

Register for your first IFLA LA Awards submission and automatically receive a 50% discount off your membership for at least one year. We enable you to promote your company values, expand your business reputation and network, and participate in regional initiatives as an events partner, with priority access to the sponsorship of specific event-related activities as well as other opportunities!

Timor Leste Building Project

Following the inaugural AAPME Resilience by Design Awards 2018, IFLA APR launched the first pilot resilience building project for communities in Timor-Leste. Project Sidara was personally led and project managed by our IFLA APR President Mr Damian Tang and co-managed by Mr Terence Tan, Greenearth Landscape Designers & Planners. It is now gaining traction with the sponsor’s funding for the project. Preliminary site investigation and feasibility studies are also completed. The project aims to provide sustainable water sources and improve the micro-farming provisions and infrastructure for the community.

Volunteers, we need your help!

ExCo would like to continue giving opportunities to each delegate and/or national association to nominate a person responsible for collating relevant national information of interest to the wider regional community and forward this to our secretariat at ifla.apr@mci-group.com. This would be much appreciated to enrich our community with regular newsfeeds and give you a chance to share your activities and achievements over time.

IFLA-APR Industry Newsletter Issue No. 1

Launch of AsiaPac LA Awards – Judges to meet in Shanghai

The ExCo is excited to confirm that our biennial IFLA AsiaPac Landscape Architecture and Luminary Awards will be held once more in 2019. These prestigious international awards were well supported by our Asia Pacific region national associations when first held in 2017. This year, a partner organisation, Asian LandscapeArchitecture Society (ALAS), has kindly provided sponsorship to allow an early inauguration of the jury and a meeting of distinguished members of the key judging panel for the 2019 awards. The jury meeting will be held in Shanghai on 6 January 2019, where the awards will be officially launched, and the judging panel confirmed to member organisations in the region.

FOCUSED TRADE EVENTS

ExCo and the secretariat are keen to explore adding value for IFLA APR members through association with relevant industry events. This will allow further networking and business opportunities targetted to trade events across the region, such as for building architecture, resort development or real estate investment showcases. Any such trade events would be carefully curated by ExCoand the secretariat, to maximise the potential to add value and make business connections across the region. For example, there is an Asian Attractions Expo inShanghai in June next year that would make a great first trade event for IFLA APR members.

EDUCATION PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION

The Education Committee of the IFLA APR wishes to remind all delegates that the IFLA World Council ratified the process and protocols for landscape architecture education programme accreditation in our region. This is especially relevant to those programmes where the national association is yet to formally prepare and adopt their own accreditation system to meet IFLArequirements, or where an individual programme wishes to benchmark their graduates to a global standard. ExCo would appreciate it if all delegates could please notify any education providers in their country who meet the above criteria about the opportunity for them to review their programme against a global benchmark. Any providers which are interested in taking this further are invited to contact the secretariat in the first instance.

IFLA is building a COMMUNITY

IFLA APR is caching up with the need to engage better with our regional landscape architect’s community. The first step has now been taken by integrating IFLA-APR activities on a new events platform made for associations.  Now we need your help by spreading the word and inviting your colleagues in the industry, whether supplier, contractor or client, to join the community where soon we will be able to share and learn more from each other.

Registering a profile withIFLA APR is the first step. From there you can start contacting participants of the various events you partake in, transfer your event schedule into your calendar and download conference papers.

IFLA APR Corporate Membership

New corporate membership opportunity! Join the IFLA community today.

Introduction

Corporate entities can now become members of the IFLA APR, under the recently approved IFLA APR Constitution. This is a key opportunity to become part of a community of influential organisations and figureheads, within the leading association representing the interests of landscape architects in our region.

It is a significant milestone for the profession, allowing related businesses and organisations to increase their connection and profile within the profession regionally, enabling you to learn, engage, share, develop and grow within the network.

Working with business

The aims of the IFLA Asia Pacific region are to support, inform, educate and provide opportunities to enable built environment and landscape industry businesses to be more closely involved with the profession of landscape architecture. All organisations which are involved in any aspect of landscape design and practice including professional or regulatory compliance, public protection or contribute to economic, environmental, or social well-being are invited to become corporate members. We welcome all businesses from small firms to large national and international enterprises, who have the same alignment and interest as the IFLA APR to contribute to building better and more sustainable environments and liveable cities in the Asia Pacific Region.

Value of membership to your business or organisation

  • Associates you with Quality Standards in the industry.
  • Enhances your business connections within the community, enabling you to connect and network.
  • Raise your profile and promote your company values within the landscape industry and market sectors.
  • Promote additional levels of client confidence as a supporter of professional practice in landscape architecture.
  • Participate in IFLA Asia Pacific regional initiatives as an events partner, with priority access to sponsorship and attendance of specific event-related activities.
  • Use of IFLA corporate member logo on any materials you use for 12 months. This will elevate your company’s standing in the industry and associate you with Quality.

Join us today at Special discounted rate starting at just USD $500!

Each business entity enjoys a reduced entry fee for the first project submitted to the annual IFLA Asia Pacific Region LA awards 2019.

To be considered as an IFLA Asia Pacific region corporate member, the applicant must meet the following criteria listed below:

  • Any business, company, corporation, education institution, government entity or association dealing with the built environment or landscape products or services in the IFLA APR that is aligned with the broad goals of the IFLA APR is eligible to apply.
  • Anyone interested in becoming a Corporate member must complete an IFLA APR Corporate Membership application form, which can be found here at (link).
  • Applications will be reviewed for approval by the IFLA APR Council on a case-by-case basis.
  • Corporate Members are prohibited from marketing or promoting their corporate affiliation membership by using the IFLA or IFLA Asia Pacific Region logo.

Fee Structure 2019/2020 (at 50% discount)

  • USD500 (2 years for emerging economies)
  • USD500 (1 year for mature economies)

The fee for a IFLA Asia Pacific Region Corporate shall be reviewed annually by the Regional Council.

Each business entity enjoys a reduced entry fee for the first project submitted to the annual IFLA Asia Pacific Region LA awards 2019.

Terms and Conditions

  • IFLA APR Corporate Member does not constitute an IFLA or IFLA Asia Pacific Region endorsement of any goods or services.Corporate Members are not eligible for access to other category membership privileges under IFLA APR constitution unless stated otherwise.Corporate Members are not eligible to serve on the IFLA APR Council, nor do they have voting rights.
  • Corporate Members will receive all IFLA APR mailings and will enjoy the benefits of events partnership subject to the terms and conditions applicable to each event.

OPEN Category

Introduction

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.

Fee

  • 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.

IFLA ASIAPAC-UNISEAL® RESILIENCE BUILDING FUND

Terms & Conditions

•    Priority will be given to proposals where positive impact & outcomes can be optimised with the least resources.
•    Priority would also be prioritized for projects that are able to be completed in the shortest time frame.
•    Projects may be in any place, any state, any country within Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions.
•    All project realisation and selection are subjected to, but not limited by, considerations for safety, security, feasibility, impact and outcomes.
•    Initiator and/or landscape architects must be involved to make the preliminary assessment to ensure safety, security and any other associated issues are adequately studied for the project to be executed.
•    Landscape architects and any partners or volunteers involved work on pro-bono basis. No fees will be provided.
•    Landscape architects will be responsible for the documentation (including photos, videos, recorded conversation, etc) of the entire process from start to end with support from the project team.
•    The team will be responsible for personal travel and expenses incurred during the project unless agreed otherwise by the project sponsor.
•    Size of projects, under the evaluation of the initiator or landscape architect, must not be too big or exceed any of the following:
•    I) duration from start to end of project NOT MORE THAN 6 months
•    II) area not more than 1ha OR
•    III) estimated cost of project NOT MORE THAN $20,000
•    Estimated cost of project should mainly come from the construction and material cost; any reasonable cost for third party professional services may only be considered and pending approval by the Committee.
•    The Committee reserves the right to include or exclude any individuals to partake in the projects.
•    The Committee reserves the right to call for any interviews with the initiator via Skype call or any communication media.
•    Successful initiator is required to sign an agreement of undertaking and commitment to fulfil the project intent and objectives at his/her best with any possible means.
•    The Committee reserves the right to alter the scope and deliverables of the selected project.

If you are interested to propose a project or join a project, please email asiapac_uniseal_rbfund@yahoo.com


About PROJECT SIDARA | TIMOR LESTE

8°33’51.8″S 125°39’51.9″E
(-8.5643784,125.6644173)

1.    Living condition of the villagers in Sidara

There are 6 villages with around 225 families in this area.
Most live in houses made from palm fronds, some live in concrete houses with zinc roofs. Most people have dirt floors, some who have income from work have cement floors. During the rainy season, rain water drips into some houses – poor/damaged roofing. All homes have outdoor kitchens and cook using firewood.
There is no running water in the homes. The majority of homes are overcrowded, with sometimes up to 3 families living under one roof.
General hygiene(washing hands, taking showers etc) has improved as a result of education from Branca, a volunteered nurse from an Australian NGO, who has  lived among the community for 16 years, serving in the area of education, health and community development.
Most people still rear their animals near/inside their home compounds, sometimes the animals enter into their kitchens.

2.   Water quality and supply

Water source from the mountains. 15 years ago when Branca visited the community where the water source is, she found out that many children were dying from diarrhoea, from the contaminated water source. She then started a water project in that community to protect the water source – fencing it up, covering it and piping the water to the homes. Lives started improving as the water quality improved. 4 years ago, Branca visited the water source and found that there wasn’t maintenance done and most of the covering/protection for the water source was destroyed. Many have diarrhoea and water related  sicknesses now because they have been drinking from a dirty water source directly. There are also skin problems related to a contaminated water source.

3.    Livelihood of villagers

Some villagers work as cleaners employed by the government in Dili, most sell wood/local produce e.g. sago. Some work in the local schools as teachers.

4.    Microfinance through farming

Seven families work together on a church land growing vegetables and fruits which they sell in the local market (a central market which serves 6 hamlets (sub-villages) and also some outlying villages). They keep the income earned from the sale of the produce and use it for their own necessities. Some vegetables and fruits are also used for the school (Kids’ Ark) and the disability centre. Depending on weather conditions and also the yield/quality of the vegetables/fruits, each month’s income ranges from $150-400. Sometimes, entire crops can be destroyed by animals who enter the farmland (because of the lack of a secured fence), or by bad irrigation or extreme weather. When these happens, everything on the land is lost/destroyed.

5.    Weather in Sidara

The months of November, December and January are the rainy seasons. The rest of the year is the dry season. During the dry season, winds can be very strong and the extreme weather makes it difficult to grow crops. During seasons of extreme dry weather in Sidara, some villagers go up to the hills to plant crops like tubers/potatoes etc so at least there is something to sell/sustain livelihood.

6.    Communal space

No permanent space for community enjoyment right now, but shelters/tents are put up as a communal space when there are community events.

Above information is provided by Branca through personal interviews and email exchanges with Mr Damian Tang, IFLA Asia Pacific President.

Mr Damian Tang is taking the lead to design and implement this pilot project with target completion 2019.

If you are interested to join him in this project, please email your interest asiapac_uniseal_rbfund@yahoo.com with subject Project Sidara

Landscape architect’s role

The project is to design and implement a water management system to create a sustainable water source; to redesign and implement better/ conducive farming facilities, a communal garden for villagers to enjoy and a simple field for kids to kick a ball. It is a simple project with high impact that falls within a hectare and should not exceed the budget of $20k.

Target: The pilot project aims to benefit minimally 3 villages of about hundred over families with more than 500 members.

Expected commitment for the project

Off-site study – Information gathering, objectives & outcomes, identify the site, scope and contact person (DONE)
Site visit #1 – Site feasibility studies, pre-construction documentation, design and recommending/ finalizing design & action plans (3-5 days)
Site visit #2 – Design improvement & Implementation (approx. 8 days)
Site visit #3 – Post construction documentation, interviews, feedback and observations

 

Reveal 115 Winners of the IFLA AAPME Awards 2018

IFLA WORLD CONGRESS AWARD GALA
19 July 2018 (Thursday)
7.00pm – 10.00pm
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Marina Bay Sands Singapore 
All Award winners will be honored at the IFLA World Congress Awards Gala. Cost of Gala Dinner will be charged separately under IFLA2018.
*see the available packages below the Award Recipients List
Outstanding Award – Above 86
Outstanding Award is the highest award honoured for IFLA AAPME Awards 2018 where the project exceeds all areas of expectations in terms of quality, standards and thought leadership of design and practice, making it an exemplary project and benchmarks for others.

Award of Excellence – 76-85
Award of Excellence is the prestigious recognition for excellence in overall planning, design quality and practice, strongly demonstrated in the process and execution of the works under its category.

Honourable Mention – 65-75
Honourable Mention is a deserving honour and recognition for the good quality and high standards shown in the landscape architecture project for its planning, design and practice under its category.

Full Package @ SGD2,500 before GST (worth SGD2,888)*
Includes

  • 1 no. of Kiosk counter at IFLA sponsor showcase area
  • 1 no. of Exhibitor Pass for manning the counter
  • 1 no. of Delegate Pass to attend IFLA World Congress on 18 -19 July 2018
  • 2 nos. of Invitation to Welcome Reception on 18 July 2018
  • 1 no. of Awards Gala Ticket on 19 July 2018
  • 1 no. of Technical Tour Ticket on 20 July 2018
  • Listing of agency’s information on website & e-directory
  • Additional Awards Gala Ticket is available for purchase at SGD 188.50 before GST each

Delegate Package @ SGD1,000 before GST (worth SGD1,288)
Includes

  • 1 no. of Delegate Pass to attend IFLA World Congress on 18 -19 July 2018
  • 1 no. of Invitation to Welcome Reception on 18 July 2018
  • 1 no. of Awards Gala Ticket on 19 July 2018
  • 1 no. of Technical Tour Ticket on 20 July 2018
  • Additional Awards Gala Ticket is available for purchase at SGD 188.50 before GST each

Table Price @ SGD2,500 before GST (worth SGD2,805.00)
Includes

  • 10 nos. of Awards Gala Ticket on 19 July 2018

Group Dinner Ticket only @ SGD260 before GST per ticket  (worth SGD280.50)
Includes

  • 3 nos. of Awards Gala Ticket and above

Dinner Ticket only @ SGD280.50 before GST
Includes

  • 1 no. of Awards Gala Ticket on 19 July 2018

*If you are interested to reserve the full package, please contact Ms. Emily Chua at +65 6403 2105 or email emily@singex.com

An exclusive rate @ Marina Bay Sands Hotel has been secured for our guests and partners of IFLA World Congress 2018. The room rate is as low as SGD 330++ per night (usual rate is starting from SGD450++ per night). We recommend all our guests & partners to leverage on this special privilege and enjoy the stay at the iconic hotel of Singapore. Most importance, you will have a seamless experience traveling between the hotel to the convention.

The accommodation rate will be as below:

  • Single/Double rate: S$330++ per room per night inclusive of 24hour internet access
  • Single rate: S$360++ per room per night inclusive of 1 daily breakfast and 24hour internet access
  • Double rate: S$390++ per room per night inclusive of 2 daily breakfast and 24hour internet access

Book before 14 June 2018 to enjoy the discounted rate

Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact IFLA Awards Secretariat Ms Wong Si Ying / Ms Daniela Goh at +65 64032535 or email us at siying.wong@singex.com / daniela.goh@singex.com

 

Founding Sponsor: 

 

 

 

Founding Partners:

Nominations for IFLA APR Election 2018 Now Open!

IFLA-APR_Nomination Form 2018

IFLA-APR_Written Consent Form 2018

IFLA AAPME Award – Resilience by Design to Co-Create

IFLA AAPME Jury Panel is formed by 13 IFLA national association presidents from Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions who will be judging the entries for Stage 1. Only accepted entries will proceed to Stage Two.

Stage Two and Final Stage Jury Panel consists of 14 distinguished members from 100 Resilient Cities, ICOMOS, World Green Building Council, Sasaki, World Heritage Institute of Training and Research, IFLA Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions, including recent Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award winner Emeritus Professor Dirk Sijmons and our IFLA President Professor Kathryn Moore.

With the respected credentials and prestige grounding the award, IFLA Asia Pacific Region is also pleased to announce UNISEAL GLOBAL PTE LTD as the AAPME Founding Sponsor for this Award. UNISEAL has pledged a total sum of up to $100,000 for two years to implement resilience building projects for communities in the AAPME regions. More details will be shared at a later stage.

Call for Entries – IFLA AAPME Awards 2018

IFLA AAPME Awards 2018 – Resilience by Design is an inaugural award initiated by the IFLA Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East (AAPME) regions. Organised by the IFLA Asia Pacific region and Co-Chaired by the three IFLA regional presidents, it is an international award for landscape design and planning recognition that is open to all IFLA regions and practitioners around the world for projects within the Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. The Award offers unlimited submissions and free registration to all.

It is the first ever cross-regional collaborative platform created to showcase single and multidisciplinary projects grounded in the landscape, with the intention of building resilience in our urban and natural systems. The Award is also a call for examples of climate change adaptation, responsible practice and the pursuit of joint efforts to address issues of resilience building, illustrated with actual case studies.

Resilience is a goal. Building resilience is a continual process. There are many different areas of focus and challenge within resilience which are reflected in the award categories. Some of these categories also aim to focus on the intricate facets and outcomes that landscape architects have to support, protect and strengthen during the process of building resilience in our cities and our environments.

HOW TO ENTER

All projects MUST be based in Africa, or the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions as defined by IFLA’s organisational structure.

You may also refer to the following Wikipedia links for reference.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia-Pacific

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_East

SUBMISSION GUILDELINES

Please refer to the award brief

Entry registration form can be downloaded here.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION

2 Feb 2018 12pm Singapore Time Zone (SGT), UTC +08

The Awards Organising Committee reserves the right to extend or not extend the submission deadline. No negotiation shall be made.

CONTACT US

Questions? Interested to sponsor an award category? Please contact Ms WONG Si Ying, IFLA AAPME Awards Secretariat, at ifla-aapme@singex.com

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