Tomas Degenaar, a student of Landscape Architecture at Wageningen University, won second prize in the International Landscape Architecture Student Competition 2008 held by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). The prestigious prize worth 2,500 dollars was awarded for his project ‘Landscape architecture for need/slums’.
Three of Degenaar’s fellow students were also nominated out of the 380 submissions: Jaap van der Salm and Rens Wijnakker for their project on how sustainable water management can contribute to spatial quality, and Sabine van Ruijven for her project on water problems in the Netherlands. Despite being nominated, these contributions did not win prizes. This year twice as many entries were submitted to the competition, and over half were from Chinese students.