UIA announces the International Torsanlorenzo Prize 2008

This international prize aims to highlight completed landscape projects and to promote thequality of forest and urban green spaces. This annual prize is organised for the sixthtime and, for the fourth time, in collaboration with the International Union of Architects UIA.

Completed projects will be submitted in one of the three following sections:
Landscape design in transformation of the territory: restoration, renewal and recovery
Urban green spaces: squares, neighbourhood green spaces, urban parks
Private gardens and parks in cities and suburbs

The prize is open to architects and professionals involved in landscape and environment projects and registered by the professional bodies in their countries. Projects that have already won other prizes are not eligible.

There is no entry fee. Registration takes place at the time documentation is submitted.Entries must be sent to the organizers by post or express courier or delivered directly byhand no later than Friday, March 7, 2008. Entries sent by post or express courier mustreach the organizers by March 17, 2008 at the latest.

The international jury will be composed of professionals appointed by the followingorganizations: the International Union of Architects (UIA); the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA); the European Foundation of Landscape Architects (EFLA);the European Federation for Landscape Architecture (FEAP); the Italian National Council of Architects, Planners, Conservators, Landscape Architects (CNAPPC); the Council of theNational Order of Italian Agronomists and Foresters (CONAF); the Italian Association forLandscape Architecture (AIAPP), as well as a representative of the editors of the periodical”Torsanlorenzo Informa” and Mario Margheriti, of Torsanlorenzo Gruppo FlorovivaisticoSoc. Coop.Agr. The jury will meet on March 28, 2008.

Two prizes will be awarded in each of the three sections: the first 2,500 euro; the second1,000 euro. An official awards ceremony will be held on May 3, 2008.

For more information, please visit www.premiotorsanlorenzo.it or e-mail info@premiotorsanlorenzo.it.