Events will happen at World Congress in Turin in April

Enter the IFLA student competition and charrette

Entries are now invited for the student competition and charrette to be held at this year’s IFLA World Congress. Held in Turin, Italy from 20-22 April, the congress has as its topic ‘Tasting the Landscape’.

The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements made by students in landscape architecture programmes.

The competition invites submissions from students or teams of students in landscape architecture (or undergraduate and graduate students studying landscape architecture where the university does not have a programme specifically identified as landscape architecture). Please visit the congress website to view the call for submissions, for details about the congress, and for registration information.

The IFLA Student Charrette of the 53rd IFLA World Congress is an intensive workshop open to graduate and undergraduate students in landscape architecture or those attending a landscape architecture course included in other programmes (where their university does not include a programme specifically identified as landscape architecture).

Universities and professors must endorse the participation of their students in this international workshop.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. Because the charette takes place within a condensed period of time, and considers a very complex topic, it is recommended that students be at an advanced level in their studies, and preferably have had prior experiences in workshops of this nature.

Teams of five students will be selected to participate (please refer to the application forms). Selected teams will be guided throughout their work by Italian and International tutors with experience in landscape architecture and in working with students.

The charrette will be held in Turin from 16 to 19 April 2016. The site to be addressed is in the northeast suburbs of town (the Barca Bertolla area). Students will visit the project site, and receive specific information about it. Learn more about the charette.

The Charrette gives participants the opportunity to create a new landscape architecture design by applying an integrated approach. Students are requested to work collaboratively and at pace in teams within a predetermined time period in order to meet a deadline.

Participants will be asked to present their resultant their work, explaining design goals and objectives. An international Jury will select the three best works to be awarded in the IFLA Awarding Ceremony and exhibited within the Congress venue.

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