Winners announced: 2017 IFLA Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture Awards

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific Region has announced the results of its inaugral IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony on 4 November 2017 at the IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2017, to be held at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.

The IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards aims to build continuous awareness and recognition of landscape architecture together with other professions that play a key role in shaping our cities and environment.

The federation received a total of 104 project entries from fifty landscape architecture firms across ten countries, namely Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. The entries were submitted into nine categories: Analysis and 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, beginning with the online juror stage, involving eleven presidents from respective Asia Pacific national associations, followed by the final juror stage, which consisted of five regional IFLA presidents as well as two special guest jury members. No representative of Australia’s association, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, joined the jury.

A total of 84 awards will be given out, including:

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

IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards – Outstanding Awards

Analysis and Master Planning

Lines of Line | Rail Corridor Master Plan, Singapore – Nikken Sekkei Ltd, Singapore

New Life in Hutongs: The Landscape Renewal of Public Space of Jingshan District in Beijing Old City – Beijing Forestry University, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing Municipal Institution of City Planning and Design, Beijing Old City, China

The Catalyst for Urban Green Development: Comprehensive Planning of the 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exposition – Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute, Beijing, China

The Green Network based on Weifang Water System – Beijing Forestry University, Aterlier DYJG, Weifang City, Shandong Province, China

Wayu Wind Farm – RAFA Design Office Co. Ltd, Nakhon Rachasima, Thailand


Asahikawa Kitasaito Garden – Takano Landscape Planning Co Ltd, Asahikawa, Japan

Hong Kong Tamar Government Complex – HOK International (Asia/Pacific) Ltd, Hong Kong

Tianjin Cultural Park – Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl Pte Ltd, Tianjin, China


Kopupaka ReserveIsthmus Group Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand

Rememberance Drive Interchange – OCULUS, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Taumanu Reserve – Isthmus Group Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand

Lighting and Night Experience

Gardens by the Bay – Grant Associates, Singapore

Parks and Open Space

Ballast Point ParkMcGregor Coxall, Sydney, Australia

Gardens by the Bay – Grant Associates, Singapore

MacKenzie Falls Gorge TrailHansen Partnership, Australia

Sydney Park Water Re-Use ProjectTurf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership, Sydney, Australia

Taumanu Reserve – Isthmus Group Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand

Yong River Waterfront Park – AECOM, Ningbo, China


23° Estate – Shma Company Limited, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

Skyrise Greenery

Oasis (Downtown) Hotel – STX Landscape Architects, Singapore

IFLA Asia-Pac LA Lumunary Awards

Dr Cheong Koon Hean, Housing & Development Board, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Gardens by the Bay, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

Her Royal Highness Princess Somdech Phra Debaratanarajasuda Chao Fa Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Rathasimagunakornpiyajat Sayamboromrajakumari of Thailand, The Princess Royal of Thailand, Thailand

Mr Hyun-Don Shin, Seo-Anh RnD, Design Chief Executive Officer, Korea

Mr Kenneth Er, National Parks Board, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

Mr Ng Lang, Urban Redevelopment Authority, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore

For a full list of the results, including Awards of Excellence and Honourable Mentions, visit the IFLA website.

Landscape Australia is the Australian media partner of the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards.

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