Earth is experiencing an unprecedented rate of change. We are living with ‘Code Red’. The scaleless and boundless nature of environmental crises, along with irreversible degradation in terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments, pose harm to all living beings and their habitats. A considerable amount of the world’s population is daily impacted by climate change, severe disasters, mass migration, livelihood destruction, land-use change, habitat encroachment, extinction of species, and wildlife crime, all contributing to the creation of post-violence landscapes on Earth.

The IFLA 2024 Student Design Competition invites proposals envisioning post-violence landscapes across various scales and contexts. These encompass but are not limited to post-mining, post-industrial, post-war, post-disaster, post-(im)migration, and post-urbanization landscapes. These landscapes may include earthworks, debris, and contaminated terrains, affected by human activities such as chemical or nuclear sites or anthropogenic soils with changing urban and environmental content.

The competition, divided into three categories (Analysis and Planning, Landscape Design, and Applied Research), invites students to contribute to the global discourse on post-violence landscapes by generating creative and novel landscape planning and design solutions. It calls for a proactive approach toward repairing disturbed terrains, emphasizing the potential for transformative landscape interventions to cultivate spatial, social, and ecological healing. The objective is to cultivate a new generation of designers committed to creating places that not only rebuild physical environments but also contribute to the healing of communities, encompassing all living beings within disturbed landscapes.


The scaleless and boundless nature of environmental crises requires comprehensive planning strategies fed by meticulous and detailed analyzing processes to effectively respond to the code red. Likewise, post-violence landscapes generate both explicit and implicit impacts over extensive areas in diverse dimensions, necessitating a comprehensive intervention for recovery. Under this category, participants can analyze post-violence landscapes with their overt and covert impacts on terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments, and non-human and human populations. Planning principles and proposals, produced through these analyses, will be the expected outputs of this particular category.


Landscape architecture projects focused on a specific post-violence landscape are called for this category. Proposals that acknowledge a specific site as a vital point, are expected to mitigate the wide-reaching adverse impacts of disturbance through the transformative power of design. 


Research is a significant constituent of the discipline of landscape architecture, having a reciprocal relationship with the practice. Landscape design and planning can both inform or be informed by research. In this category, students can submit detailed research evaluations of built projects, such as case studies, or research works that advance the profession through application. Master or PhD level research studies are encouraged to be submitted in this category. Students can also submit landscape strategies, which are the results of comprehensive research processes. Research topics can encompass any field, including life sciences, ecology, sociology, human behavior, socio-psychology, etc., as long as they are relevant to the competition theme. Diverse methods, such as case studies, questionnaire surveys, interviews, and literature reviews, can be adopted. In brief, within the scope of the applied research category, students are expected to turn the results of conducted research (research on landscape design/planning examples or research on specific topics using scientific methods) into creative solutions for recovering post-violence landscapes.   


The competition is open to all diploma, undergraduate, and graduate students of landscape architecture, including diploma, undergraduate, and graduate students studying landscape architecture in university programs that are not specifically identified as landscape architecture. Submissions are accepted from both individuals and groups. Each student or student group is only allowed one entry. To be eligible, all student applicants must be enrolled in a program at the time of the competition's date of submission.

Interdisciplinary submissions are encouraged; however, the team must be led by a landscape architecture student. Each participating group shall have a maximum of five (5) members.

For applications from Turkiye:
If you are an undergraduate student of Landscape Architecture (whether you are a team leader or a team member), you must be a member of PMOGenç (the Chamber of Turkish Landscape Architects Student Member Commission). If you are a graduate student, you must be a member of the UCTEA CTLA (TMMOB Peyzaj Mimarları Odası).



March 8, 2024

Deadline for Questions 

Until March 29, 2024

Answers for Questions  

Until April 12, 2024

Submission Deadline

May 26, 2024, 2024 at 23.59 (GMT)

Winner Notification

July 24, 2024. The winners will be contacted by e-mail individually

Award Ceremony

September 5, 2024 at IFLA World Congress



Three awards will be given in each of the three categories, totaling nine awards. If the quantity of applications within a particular category deviates significantly, the jury reserves the right to adjust the allocation of awards accordingly. 

In addition to the above-mentioned awards, the organizing committee for the 60th IFLA World Congress 2024 has agreed to present a special prize in the name of the UCTEA Chamber of Turkish Landscape Architects. The special award may be selected from any category at the discretion of the judges.

Awards of three categories:
1st place: 1100 EUR
2nd place: 700 EUR
3rd place: 400 EUR


These must be paid BEFORE the entry is submitted as you need include a receipt to prove you have paid along with your submission. An entry fee is required for each submission, whether submitted by an individual or a group.



* High Income Countries

20 EUR

** Low Income Countries

10 EUR

PMO Genç Member (PMO Genç Üyesi)

10 EUR

CTLA Member (PMO Üyesi)

10 EUR

*Applies to High Income /Upper-Middle Income Economies (excluding Turkiye)  according to World Bank GNI
**Applies to Lower-Middle Income/ Low Income Economies according to World Bank GNI
*** Category preference should be determined not by the nationality of the students but by the country where the team leader student is enrolled.


The Student Design Competition of the IFLA 2024 60th World Congress is sponsored by Group HAN Associate.