We are happy that we had so many works, in total 47 different proposals from all over the world in our competition. The competition Jury needed extra time to make their decision, which is a good sign!
Thank You all for making it happen!
Our jury members were:
- Zenia Kotval, Ph.D., AICP, is a professor of Urban Planning at Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824, currently she is on sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at Tartu College, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
- Anna-Liisa Unt, Landscape architect. Lecturer and PhD student at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
- Teele Pehk, Master of Regional Studes, University of Tampere is running the Estonian Urban Lab / Linnalabor, networking Estonian and Latvian urbanists, fostering citizen courage and activism in the urban field and through the neighbourhood association Telliskivi Selts pro-actively improving her living environment in Kalamaja.
Comments of the jury:
“A strong majority of the participating entries represented a good eye for various types of gaps in the urban environment. As this was the main goal for the competition, we can generalise it as fine success. However, it was further work with the problems that made the great ones stand out from the good. For many, inability to reach an excellent level of solutions caused their position on the background.”
The jury was pleased to see professional design in the majority of the entries. However, “It was surprising to see that a lot
of landscape architecture programs pay too little attention to the developing of visual communication skills, that are, in fact, a vital part of our profession”.
The winning proposal: “It is a witty and satirical proposal that strikes with its looseness and playfulness in its methods and attitude against private developments and official restrictions. It inspires to think more widely about the disappearance of public spaces. The ideology of student work is present!”
The first runner up: “The concept is important and addresses multiple gaps. It deals with physical space but also hits on a generational gap. If planning is future oriented, why isn't the future generation more involved? It is a profound proposal with town-specific examples.”
The second runner up: “A nice and thorough definition of gaps - unlimited opportunities to enjoy life, fulfillment and emptiness, silence and noises of the city.“
The jury would like to highlight entry 26 as an honourable mention. “The proposal stands out as very professional in all its parts. “The gap itself represents a common global phenomenon of the existing slow landscape and introduced urban busy structures existing in the same space with no interaction. And it is not only the discovery of the topic that is impressive, but also the proposal, which really does create a strong link between the two worlds. Both realms will strongly benefit from the merge.”
Once again thank You all for participating and see You at the congress!
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We are looking forward to see you in Tallinn – the European Capital of Culture 2011.