SHORTLIST UNVEILED FOR IFLA ASIA-PAC LA Awards 2017
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Published: September 21, 2017

admin | Awards | 21 September, 2017

    Shortlisted Landscape architects have been announced for The Asia Pacific Landscape Architecture (LA) Awards 2017. The 10th IFLA Asia-Pac Landscape Architecture (LA) Awards and inaugural LA Luminary Awards Ceremony will be held on 4 November 2017 at the IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2017 at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

    The prestigious IFLA Asia-Pacific region Landscape Architecture Awards, now known as IFLA Asia-Pac LA 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.

    The Federation received a total of 104 project entries from 50 landscape architecture firm from 10 countries namely Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand, in nine categories, including Analysis & Master Planning, Communities, Cultural and Urban Landscape, Infrastructure, Lighting and Night Experience, Nature Conservation, Parks and Open Space, Residential and Skyrise Greenery. Entries were put through a rigorous two-stage judging process, namely the online juror stage, involving 11 presidents from respective Asia Pacific national associations, followed by the final juror stage, consisting of 5 regional IFLA presidents, as well as two special guest jury on the panel. A total of 84 awards will be given out, including:

    • Outstanding Award: 20 Winners
    • Award of Excellence:  28 Winners
    • Honourable Mention:  36 Winners

     

    Images of selected projects from the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards.

    Analysis & Master Planning Category – 

    Outstanding Award

    LINES OF LINE Rail Corridor Master Plan, Singapore. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    LINES OF LINE Rail Corridor Master Plan, Singapore. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    The Catalyst for Urban Green Development - Comprehensive Planning of the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exposition. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    The Catalyst for Urban Green Development – Comprehensive Planning of the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exposition. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Cultural and Urban Landscape Category – 

    Oustanding Award

    Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Hong Kong Tamar Government Complex. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Hong Kong Tamar Government Complex. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Tianjin Cultural Park. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Tianjin Cultural Park. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Infrastructure Category –

    Oustanding Award

    Kopupaka Reserve. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Kopupaka Reserve. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Rememberance Drive Interchange. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Rememberance Drive Interchange. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Lighting and Night Experience Category –

    Oustanding Award

     

    Parks and Open Spaces Category – 

    Oustanding Award

    Aeriel view of Gardens by the Bay. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Aeriel view of Gardens by the Bay. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Supertrees come alive with lighting and projected media by night at Gardens by the Bay. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Supertrees come alive with lighting and projected media by night at Gardens by the Bay. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.


    Supertrees come alive with lighting and projected media by night at Gardens by the Bay. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Supertrees come alive with lighting and projected media by night at Gardens by the Bay. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Yong River Waterfront Park. Landscape Masterplan. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Yong River Waterfront Park. Landscape Masterplan. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Residential Category –

    Oustanding Award

    23° Estate, Nakhon Ratchasima,Thailand. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    23° Estate, Nakhon Ratchasima,Thailand. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

     

    Skyrise Greenery Category – 

    Oustanding Award

    Oasis (Downtown) Hotel. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Oasis (Downtown) Hotel. Image © IFLA ASIA-PAC.

    Besides that, IFLA Asia-Pacific region introduced 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 a significant contribution in protecting, championing, advocating, enhancing and/or sustaining the living environment and communities in their profession, region, countries or cities. The Federation received six nominations from three national associations, namely Korea, Singapore and Thailand, which have been recognised by International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) as the honorary IFLA Asia-Pac LA Luminary and successfully endorsed by Chief Evaluator, IFLA President Ms Kathryn Moore, five IFLA regional presidents from Americas, Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East region and two international representatives from International Federation of Housing & Planning and World Green Building Council.

    The IFLA Asia-Pac LA Luminary Award will be held in conjunction with the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards on 4 November 2017 at the IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2017 at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. Situated in the hyper-density of Bangkok, the 2017 IFLA APR congress will be the first landscape architectural event to focus on the potential for landscape architects within the Asia Pacific region to expand their role in determining the future of our cities and rural landscapes in the face of market-driven economic pressures, climate change, unprecedented urban population shifts, food security, and dwindling reserves for accessible public open spaces.

    You can explore all 434 projects on the shortlist Here

    Source via IFLA Asia-Pacific

     

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