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IFLA Europe students & young professionals catalogue 2013

​<<< Click the cover picture to read the Catalogue from the first edition of Students & Young Landscape Architects Competition

Printed version of the Catalogue was distributed during the 2013 IFLA Europe General Assembly, where also the Grand Prix Prize was presented to Jolanda van Looij.

The next edition of the biennial competition is planned for 2014.

2012 was the opening year of the EFLA Student and Young Professional Competition where over 100 projects were submitted by students from all over Europe across 3 categories. Judged by 5 international professionals and academics it was a real pleasure to be part of this new award which recognises fresh, emerging talent in the world of Landscape Architecture. All the projects reflected and responded to a diverse and interesting range of challenges and issues that face us in Europe. Whilst very different, all the projects were thoughtful, responsive and shared common themes which place value on the importance of responding to the unique needs of local communities in ever changing societies and evolving environments. Congratulations to the winners of each category, but also to all the entrants who submitted highly professional and thoughtful projects. We wish them all every success in their continuing studies and professional experience and look forward to next years entries.



Jolanda van Looij (with Berg & Bos historic city park with new allure) has won the Grand Prix Prize and the 1st prize in "Site" category.

Vladimirs Guculaks (with Planting Diagram) has won the 1st prize in "Idea" category.

Byterra - testspace for architecture (submitted by Kjersti Bjerke Hagen, with Ecolab CO2rridor ) has won the 1st prize in "Project" category.

Jolanda (Netherlands), Vladimirs (Latvia) and Kjersti (Denmark) are invited to the International Masters course WORKSHOP for 10 days in Spain (in June 2013) and will be granted a stipend of € 700 to cover flights and accommodation costs.

Catarina Bettencourt (with Adamastor Belvedere project) has won People's Choice Award with 166 facebook "likes" as for midnight 12.00 CET. The project will be published in a separate section in the post-competition catalogue. Congratulations.


EFLA Student & Young Professionals Competition gives you a chance to share your projects, ideas and sites with landscape architecture practitioners throughout Europe. The competition aims to help up and coming designers to get exposure for their projects and work. Any European landscape architect (a student or a professional under the age of 35) can submit their “page” to the catalogue. This will exist both online and in a printed format. The “page” is your competition entry. For the details on the competition please refer to the rules and regulations.

The competition and the catalogue is divided into 3 categories:

SitesSubmissions may include photographs, plans and drawings of your realised projects, land/landscape art installations or any associated Landscape Architectural work that has been created in a specific place or for a specific site.

IdeasThis is a broad category which can include pages with any creative work: written descriptions of ideas and especially artwork (drawings, poetry, short essays, scenes from films, photography, animations etc) created by landscape architects and in general related to the profession.

ProjectsPages that contains designs for specific sites but as yet are unrealised projects. This category may include student projects, competition entries or projects which are awaiting construction.

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