garden that symbolises the contribution of bees to biodiversity is awarded with
the first prize for the EXPO 2016.
A design by two students of the IMLA in Nürtingen will be constructed in the exhibition grounds.
Zuzanna Banaś and Irene Jackson Gil / CC BY
First prize winning design for EXPO 2016 Antalya
with the philosophy of "Cultivating a Green Life for Future
Generations", the EXPO 2016 Antalya adopted the theme of ‘Flowers and Children’ along with the motto ‘A
Green Life for Future Generations’.
In the Antalya Expo, flowers symbolise the
green legacy for future generations, a green future that depends on our
capacity to sustain biodiversity and keep a balance between natural and
10.000 years of agricultural and horticultural development, humankind depends
on cultivated plants. We cultivate a small variety of species every day and
this fact, together with climate change puts not only biodiversity but also
food security in risk.
Expo focuses on the extremely important relation between humankind and plant
diversity, offering a perspective on the evolution of cultivated plants and
their relation with biodiversity. Subthemes of EXPO 2016 Antalya are History,
Bio Diversity, Sustainability and Green City.
2016 Antalya aims at starting a new way of thinking, the intoxicating scent of
flowers and the laughter of children throughout the city bringing with it hopes
for a greener world.
The EXPO 2016 Antalya Agency is grateful for the
international student competition Flower of Life. The prize winning garden will
be an asset for the Expo Site and represent the touch of the future
generations. The garden is designed by two students of the International Master
of Landscape Architecture in Nürtingen and will be constructed in the
The competition involved making a design for an
exhibition garden at the EXPO 2016 that takes place from the23rd of April till the end of October 2016 in Antalya,
Bachelor, master and doctoral
students were challenged to design a garden that:
use of new flower design concepts; Shows
how gardens can be especially attractive, instructive and functional for
how gardens can contribute to a higher biodiversity;Explains
landscape design principles that contribute to greener cities; andPresents
innovative concepts of hard landscaping and planting design that are more
sustainable in the Mediterranean context.
Participants were invited to interpret these themes
and develop design solutions that integrate these themes and make them
understandable and presentable to the public at large.In
the international student design competition 34 entries from 19 different
countries were submitted: Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China (5 entries),
Croatia, Czech Republic, France (2), Germany (6), Hungary, Indonesia, Iran,
Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA (3).
jury appreciated the ambition and creativity of the entrants, where many
entries have a high level of design quality and provide an international
perspective. The jury was happily surprised that students from so many
different countries from all over the world took part.
Awards and honourable mentions
prize: 148 – beBee the pavillionZuzanna
Banaś and Irene Jackson Gil, landscape architecture students at the Hochschule
für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen in the International Master of
Landscape Architecture (Germany) addressed the aims of thecompetition in an excellent
way. The concept of bees representing biodiversity is consistently developed
both in the architecture of fences, hard landscaping, planting design and plant
assortment. It is an attractive garden and the concept can very well be
perceived by visitors. It offers variety in experience for children and adults
alike. Sustainability is addressed by use of renewable material and selection
of drought resistant planting. The routing of paths is functional and well
prize 164: Plug in gardenMarta
Matynia and Paweł Gałeczka, architecture
students of Wrocław University of Technology (Poland) proposean interactive garden with a
monitoring system of the effect on sustainability.The
garden provides possibilities for visitors and children to participate by
planting plug plants. The garden is a playground in itself. The pavilion is a
symbol for sustainability that monitors the amount of oxygen and shines like a
lantern when it is dark. Hard surfacing is reduced to a minimum. The plant
selection reflects well the seasons in the Mediterranean landscape.
prize 179: Pamuk KaleAlexandre Marguerie and Camille Dèlegue landscape
architecture students of the, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architectur de
Paysage de Versailles (France) highlight inan evocative waythe
mountain area of Pamukkale and the growing of cotton, an important crop in
Turkey. The design is well detailed in the form of a terraced garden with a
variety of cotton species from different regions and dyeing plants. The design
offers a variety of experiences to the visitors and has an educational value.
The reference to the agricultural landscape and traditional craftsmanship is
honourable mentions are made. No. 141, by Kwang Min Lee, Jinsung Kim and
Hyunggyu Kim, architecture students of Syracuse University, School of
Architecture ( New York, USA) because of
the innovative approach of the use of plant material (edible forest garden,
hydroponic columns) combined with the concept of closing of cycles. It combines columns with edible plants with
hanging native plants in an inspiring way. No.152 ‘A garden beyond paradise’ by Narjes Zivdar, Ameneh
Karimiand and Samira Eskandari, Shahid Beheshti University Teheran ( Islamic Republic of Iran), because
of the excellent design and detailing, strong spatial structure and
possibilities for interaction and education.
Organisation and jury
The LE:NOTRE Institute organised this competition for
the EXPO 2016 in Antalya in collaboration with the landscape architecture
department of Akdeniz University.The entries with the garden designs were judged by
an international jury: Ir.
Jeroen de Vries bnt, landscape architect, board member LE:NOTRE Institute,
teacher landscape architecture VHL University of Applied Science, the
Netherlands (president), Dr. M.
Beatrice Andreucci, Adjunct Professor, Sapienza Università di Roma, Faculty of
Architecture and AIAPP-IFLA Europe Registered Landscape Architect, Italy, Dr. Ece
Gökok, Director of Landscape and Gardening Works, representative of the EXPO
2016 organisation, Robert
Holden, landscape architect, London, Prof.
Dr. Nilgül Karadeniz, Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of
Landscape Architecture at Ankara University, Prof.
Dipl.-Ing. Karl H. C. Ludwig, landscape architecture professor, Hochschule für
Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen, Germany, Prof.
Dr. Veli Ortaçeşme, Akdeniz University, Department of Landscape Architecture,
Antalya, Turkey, andAssist. Prof.Dr.
Tahsin Yilmaz , Akdeniz University, Department of Landscape Architecture,
The entries of the competition will be exhibited
at the EXPO 2016 and Akdeniz University. Results will be documented and
published (digitally) on the website of the LE:NOTRE Institute. The LE:NOTRE
Institute will make the posters digitally available for all universities that
want to exhibit the competition. Background information on the EXPO 2016 in Antalya can
be found on:www.expo2016.org.tr.
The original LE:NOTRE Projects were co-funded by the European Union's Socrates and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
The LE:NOTRE Institute has been established by ECLAS as foundation under Netherlands Law.