Prize of Landscape Architect of the Year, HALA Hungary awarded to Krisztina KINCSES, Chair of the Conference of European Landscape Convention!
The aim of the Prize of Landscape Architect of the Year is to recognize active professionals who made outstanding and innovative work lately (in the last 5 years). The prize can be given to one, or two, or a team of landscape architects, appointed by a jury in advance.Up until 2013 to the outstanding performance of Hungarian representatives of this profession were only given recognition with the prestigious Ormos Imre-Medal, which dates back to 1988. The founders of this prize, feeling responsibility for the future of this profession, decided to establish these prizes, due to recognize the innovative work of our outstanding junior and senior landscape architects, and this way to inspire even better performance.
Prize of Landscape Architect of the Year can be given to any professional who has Hungarian nationality, is a qualified landscape architect, is active in the profession, and have not received this award in the previous 5 years, moreover matches the general prize regulations and the stipulations of that year’s Call and is not a member of that years’ jury or not a relative of one of the members.
The prize is handed over every year, among the candidates, who fulfill the requirements of the general prize regulations and the stipulations of that year’s Call, on the gala of the month of landscape architecture program series.
In 2020 the prize was awarded to Ms Krisztina Kincses.
Since 2010 Krisztina Kincses is the National Representative of Hungary of the European Landscape Convention. From 2015 to 2016 she has working as landscape convention implementer in the international ’Landscape and Democracy’ working group, at the present being involved in the ’Landscape - Agriculture Integration’ working group. In 2017 she was elected as vice president, and from 2019 as Chair of the Council of Europe Conference on the European Landscape Convention. She was the promotor and developer of the National Landscape Strategy in Hungary. IFLA Europe takes the opportunity to extend congratulations on this important prize!