Otto Linne Award 2011

This competition aims to reward designs which foster a forward-looking attitude towards urban landscape architecture and which develop innovative ideas for the treatment of the particular space.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students and Age Restriction, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Landscape
Country Hamburg, Germany
RegDeadline 8 September 2011 GoogleCal iCal
8 September 2011 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility Students and young graduates (up to 39years old) of landscape architecture

The award is named after Hamburg’s first director of gardens, Otto Linne (2 Dec. 1869 - 4 June 1937); a man with progressive ideas, plans and designs for all aspects of municipal green space, he played a key role in determining the pace and nature of developments in Hamburg.
In presenting this award, igs 2013 and the City of Hamburg wish to act in the spirit of Otto Linne by promoting the development of students and young landscape architects and honouring excellent design, scientific and artistic achievements in the field of landscape gardening and green space planning. Moreover, it is hoped that the public perception of landscape gardening and architecture can be heightened when good examples of the art are honoured in the shape of competition awards. Municipal projects for open and green areas will be examined in the light of the “Hamburg Quality of Open Space Campaign” and discussed in the public arena. Public awareness of Hamburg’s landscape architecture will be promoted by publications in the national and international press.
Additionally, the large number of proposals submitted in a competition process facilitates the process of optimizing objectives and concepts for the principal/borough in a way that would not be possible if a single planner were commissioned with the task. This competition could make it easier and faster to implement a good idea in a difficult place.

Heiner Baumgarten, managing director, internationale gartenschau hamburg 2013 gmbh
Hans Gabanyi, head of the regional and landscape planning department at the Ministry of Urban Development and the Environment, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Bodo Hafke, head of the economics, construction and environment department, office for the management of public space, Hamburg-Mitte borough council
Henri Bavar, landscape architect, Karlsruhe (enquired)
Christa Reicher, town planner, Aachen
Mania Lohrengel, landscape architect, Berlin
Birgiit Schmidt, University Weihenstephan-Triesdorf

1st prize: 5,000 euros
2nd prize: 3,000 euros
3rd prize: 2,000 euros
4th prize: 1,200 euros
5th prize: 800 euros

Entry Fee

At least 1 plan DIN A0 portrait format and Explanatory report (max. 2 DIN A4 pages) and One set of preliminary examination plans

Submission Address
“Otto Linne Award”
The offices of büro luchterhandt,
Wrangelstraße 18, 20253 Hamburg

Jury meets: 20 Oct, 2011
Awards ceremony and exhibition start: 2 Dec, 2011

Past winners

igs internationale gartenschau hamburg 2013 gmbh

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