IFLA CHARETTE FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS
April 16th - 19th, 2016 – Turin, Italy
Sponsored by the Nava Polman-Gerson Foundation, Netherlands
The IFLA Student Charette of the 53rd IFLA World Congress is an intensive workshop open to post-graduate students in Landscape Architecture and undergraduate students in their last year of a Landscape Architecture program, or those attending a Landscape Architecture course included in other programs (where their University does not include a program specifically identified as Landscape Architecture).
The Charette will be held in Turin from April 16th to 19th, 2016 preceding the IFLA Congress (April 20th-22nd). The area object of the Charette is Barca Bertolla situated in the northeast suburbs of the city, an area where different aspects (vast landscape, environmental, historical, cultural) meet and represent a great landscape design potential. Students will visit the project site and receive specific information on it.
The Charette gives students from all around the world the challenge to share methods and create successful landscape designs in a rich and exciting environment. Students are requested to work rapidly in teams within a predetermined time period, and to meet a deadline.
Teams of 5 students with their group coordinator will participate following a selection. Selected teams will be guided throughout their work, during the Charette, by Italian and foreign tutors with experience in landscape architecture and in working with students.
Participants will be asked to present the result of their work, explaining design goals and objectives. An international Jury will select the three best works to be awarded in a ceremony and exhibited during the Congress venue.
The objective is to develop successful landscape design for Barca Bertolla area. The focus will be on four main aspects:
- Enhance the ecological value of the area
- Enhance the mobility and the landscape connectivity
- Promote the identity of traditional human activities
- Define local strategies for the enhancement of urban agriculture