best private plots – Die besten Gärten 2012 International Competition recognizes exemplary design of sustainable private outdoor spaces, highlighting the garden as a place of innovation, as a space for creative expression and action, and as contemporary dialogue between architecture, ecology and landscape.
The competition is being held for the 5th time since 2006. The award criteria include: idea, conceptual and artistic quality, ecological quality, use of plants and materials, relationship between inside and outside, delimitation of space and organization of open space, technical planning and sustainability. Special attention will also be given to individual functionality and diversity of use. The outdoor space must be clearly identifiable as intended for private residence and use.
The award honors exceptional achievements in the design of sustainable private outdoor spaces and gardens that were completed after January 1st , 2002. This is an open competition. Landscape architects, architects, garden owners, designers, florists, gardeners, artists, plant nurseries and landscaping firms, as well as teams including a combination of the above, are eligible for participation.
Jury and speakers: Stig L. Andersson (DK), SLA Urbanity Strategy Landscape | Franziska Bark Hagen (CH), Cultural Scientist | Teresa Moller (CL), Estudio del Paisaje Teresa Moller & Asociados | Tom Stuart-Smith (GB), Tom Stuart-Smith Ltd Landscape Design, Vladimir (Tom) Sitta (CZ/AU), Terragram
First prize: 7,000 €
Second prize: 5,000 €
Third prize: 3,000 €
Kick-off – entry forms and competition brief: April 2nd , 2012 at www.privateplots.at
Deadline for entries: June 4th, 2012
Award ceremony: September 29th, 2012, 7 p.m., A-3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria