2017 IFLA Asia Pacific Regional Congress, 2-5 November 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

2017 IFLA Asia Pacific Regional Congress, 2-5 November 2017 Bangkok, Thailand

2017 IFLA APR Congress will take place 2-5 November 2017 under theme “Blue Green Culture”. The Congress will provide a good opportunity for professionals to meet and exchange experiences from their practice under the topic of “BLUE GREEN CULTURE“. The Congress will consist of a 2-day Speaker Series from renowned Landscape Architects, a Landscape Architecture Symposium, Technical and Culture Excursions, Student Charette, and the IFLA APR Awards Night.

IFLA APR Congress



The objective of this year’s competition is to encourage and recognize excellent student environmental design work that addresses and attempts to find solutions for the various issues and challenges that threaten the world we are living in. It challenges students to address those eminent problems and propose design solutions or design strategies accordingly in order to preserve and protect both vulnerable and venerable landscape.

Winning entries will recieve:

  • • 1st Prize $3,000 US and certificate
  • • 2nd Prize $2,000 US and certificate
  • • 3rd Prize $1,000 US and certificate




The 3-day student charette is a chance for the next generation of landscape architects and urban designers to engage with the ideas of “Blue and Green and Culture” in Bangkok’s “Green Lung” of Bangkrachao in Samutprakan district. Charette participants will benefit the knowledge shared by a strong team of local and international academics and professionals who will be involved in the charette program and judging of students’ work.

Characterised by its lush green landscape, Bangkrachao is in fact a vulnerable landscape in the sense that it is home to a quickly diminishing estuarine landscape as well as a comparatively small local community living in the gaze of hyper-dense Bangkok and its thirst for urban expansion. Less than five minutes by boat from Klong Toey Port and to the south Bangkok’s central business and retail districts, Bangkrachao is a remnant of a greener past that currently provides the residents of Bangkok with much needed access green open space.


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For all enquiries regarding the student charette
please email: charette.2017iflaapr@gmail.com



The IFLA APR group is made up of delegates nominated by each of the professional landscape architecture organizations located within the Asia Pacific Region that are members of IFLA (currently 14). The delegates represent their respective countries at IFLA and work together as a collaborative group to champion landscape architecture issues and projects throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

Each year the APR holds a Congress hosted by one of its member countries. These Congresses provide an opportunity for landscape architects and other interested allied professions to network with colleagues from around the world and within the Region and to explore topical issues that affect our world and understand the role we might play in addressing those issues.