In the spring of 2022, many cities in China have been blocked down and suffered from the resurgence of the epidemic. In these years of anti-epidemic, we hope that the impact of COVID-19 will bring something new to all cities in the world and encourage people to rethink our relationship with our lives, work and the environment. For example, our designers are encouraged to integrate the open space into the various scenes of human habitations, based on the medical concepts of being close to nature, horticultural therapy and so on, and try to prevent the spread of physical and psychological diseases through the diversified interaction between human and nature.
In recent years, with the change of climate and environment, and responding to the national "dual-carbon" policy and the global future trend of low-carbon environmental protection, the adoption of more innovative "green" design techniques is becoming the goal of the design industry exploration. ELA is expecting more low-carbon sustainable landscape construction projects, combining the latest domestic and foreign design concepts, leading the market trend, exploring various innovative practices carried out with low-carbon concept, showing the people-centered exploration results to build a low-carbon landscape with healthy people.
ELA takes the award as a carrier to convey our views of the human settlement environments and the landscape design ideas to broader areas through the industry exchange activities, for contributing to the improvement of criterions and standards of the whole industry.
We are rooted in the ELA platform for the exchange of ideas, and launch the ELA landscape forum to explore hot topics in the industry from a media perspective, to provide all excellent landscape designers with aplatform for expression, discussion and common progress.
We've added a new category， "The best science technology innovation landscape award". Achieving the wonderful harmony of the hi-tech elements and natural or artificial landscape, ELA is committed to break the traditional "static aesthetic" mode, and to realize the interaction between people and space by diversifying new media art form and digital technology. ELA is also adhering to the concept of "environmental protection, energy saving, health living” to develop high quality landscape projects which seek for the harmonious symbiosis between human and nature by high-tech solutions.
We have made a new upgrade to the ELA's official website registration system. Participants can fill in the application form online.The page is simple and clear, and the information is refined, greatly improving the work efficiency of both sides.
ELA Top Ten Landscape Projects of the Year
The best integrated landscape design projects of the year will be selected by the evaluation committee and the online voting. (Other individual awards may be applied at the same time)
The award program has a significant impact on people's quality of life. The commitee will evaluate the projects by how they promoting healthy and positive lifestyles, carrying forward community spirit, using sustainable resources effectively for construction and operation, and preservating biodiversity. Contestant should also demonstrate a range of strategies for making a positive contribution to the local economy.
Designers have paid more attention to the aesthetic connotation and ecological function of landscape all along ." Healing "is an important but underestimated landscape function. Designers establish a relationship between human and nature through their works, in order to heal the heart of urban residents. The healing landscape should be focused on the change of user's psychology, and the construction is more economical than the large public landscape. The main types include, but are not limited to, meditation gardens, convalescent gardens, rehabilitation gardens, medical gardens, experience gardens, etc.
ELA Best Residential Landscape Award of the Year
This award includes a variety of residential development projects, historical buildings and old residential reconstruction, renovation or protection projects, TOD residential development, etc.
ELA Best Demonstration Area Landscape Award of the Year
This award will be given to real estate landscape demonstration area and model area project. As a model of real life, demonstration area should make potential users experiencing the atmosphere and lifestyle of the future community, thus realizing the intention of consumption guidance. The creative mining in landscape design endows the personality and soul of the site, and realizes the purpose of touching the users and establishing the brand image of the enterprise.
Best Technological Innovation Landscape Award of the Year
Achieving the wonderful harmony of the hi-tech elements and natural or artificial landscape, ELA is committed to break the traditional "static aesthetic" mode, and to realize the interaction between people and space by diversifying new media art form and digital technology. ELA is also adhering to the concept of "environmental protection, energy saving, health living” to develop high quality landscape projects which seek for the harmonious symbiosis between human and nature by high-tech solutions.
This award encourages the most valuable development space projects in urban growth, which prepare for the regeneration of future cities, provide outdoor recreation places for urban residents, urban squares, parks and green spaces with disaster prevention and landscape functions, as well as green belts, green roads, park roads, trails, river corridors, heritage corridors and other projects.
ELA Best Commercial Landscape Award of the Year
This award includes shopping centers, shopping malls, shopping parks, shopping streets, retail centers and outdoor space items including commercial office buildings, hotels, etc.
It covers many professional directions, such as ecological landscape design and ecological town construction,The setting ofgreen environmental protection awards is aimed to encourage the participation of environmental protection and ecological technology, and to recognize the contribution to environmental sustainability.
ELA Best Urban Renewal Project Award of the Year
This award includes old industrial areas, storage areas reuse, and urban villages, traditional building reconstruction, public space function enhancement and other projects.
This award is set for landscape furniture sketch beyond the traditional sense , like sculpture, lamps, chairs and stools, more emphasis on artistic expression, public participation, material breadth and creative means of diversification, architectural expression of overlapping and extension, high-tech applications.
Landscape projects which completed before Apr.1 2022 or at least into the construction stage .
Brief description of the project design , 800-1500 words, in word or ppt form.
Photo/video/ GIF, HD original image, quantity: 15-30 .(base original picture, project scene picture, construction process photo, effect picture, related drawing and company logo picture.
Please send the above materials to the Organizing Committee email ： firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of " Company name+Project code generated by the website (automatically generated after filling in the project information)".