Design CompetitionOn Friday, October 20th 2017, the Winners of the 2017 IFLA Student Design Competition were announced by the CSLA.

The theme was “Landscapes of Power: Design for Social Justice”, the students were asked to respond to a brief which challenged

“With the advent of global warming, sustainable development practices and the energy/food/water/waste question, we must view landscape architecture in its broadest role, as landscape intervention and transformation going beyond the urban realm. Living in this time offers an opportunity to consider other scales, adjacencies, systems and complexities to prepare adequately for a future with a balanced distribution of social and environmental values. As this congress, the first interdisciplinary design summit, design is at the core of informed spatial change; and at the forefront of this summit lie landscapes of power, addressing questions of spatial complexities and social equity”


1st Place – IFLA Group Han Prize for Student Landscape Architecture $3,500 US

“Global Energy Landscapes: evolutionary process of infrastructures in new territories. The Patagonia case.”
Tomas Esteban Pont Apostolo, Stefano Romagnoli, Juan Cruz Serafini

Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Design, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
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2nd Place – IFLA Zvi Miller Prize $2,500 US

“The Gold Hope”
Liang He, Moyan Shi

School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, China (submitting university), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
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3rd Place – CSLA Merit Award $1,000 US

“Home for Mithi”
Wei He, Xi Zhang, Yuxin Ti, Shaocong Xu, Lulu Xing

School of Landscape Architecture, Beijing Forestry University, China
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Home for Mithi copyIFLA would like to extend its sincere thanks to the jury and Dr. Beverly A. Sandalack, Chair of the IFLA Student Landscape Architecture Design Competition.

For more information about the IFLA Student Design Competition please see here.