best private plots 10


First Prize
Landscape-Niwatan – Japan
mori x hako, Fukuyama
Garden Box

Second Prize
Calonder Landscape Architects – Switzerland
Le Very, Ecoteaux
Geometric Garden

Third Prize
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture – USA
Stone Edge Farm, Sonoma Valley
Pyramid Garden

Honorable mention
wirbel institut für feministische forschung und
praxis – Austria
Community Garden Roda-Roda-Gasse, Vienna
Community Garden

Swift Company – USA
Stone Quarry Bay Point House, Montana, USA
Forest Garden

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The award recognizes exemplary design of sustainable private open spaces, highlighting the garden as a place of innovation, as a space for creative expression and action, as contemporary dialogue between architecture, ecology and landscape.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Landscape
Country Austria
RegDeadline 31 May 2010 GoogleCal iCal
31 May 2010 (Must be Postmarked)
Eligibility All
Target Field The design of sustainable private outdoor space and gardens which were completed after January 1, 2000

The competition is being held for the 4th 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 organisation of open space, technical planning, sustainability. Special attention will also be given to the individual diversity of use and functionality. The open space must be clearly identifiable as intended for private residence and use.

Bart Brands (karres en brands (NL))
Andrea Cejka (hutterreimann+cejka (A/CH/D))
Xavier Perrot (cao I perrot studio (F/USA))
Neil Porter (Gustafson Porter (GB/USA))
Judith Wieser-Huber, Gisela Steinlechner (film and culture theory (A))

First prize: Euro 7,000
Second prize: Euro 5,000
Third prize: Euro 3,000

Entry Fee
Euro 60

Poster(A0) and Poster as Handout(A3) and Project description(A4, 500 words) and CD including digital datas

Submission Address
Verein für Lebensqualität
Landhausboulevard Haus 1 / Top 1
Postfach 28
A-3109 St. Pölten

Award ceremony: September 25, 2010 at the Loisium, Langenlois, Austria
The Exhibition: from September 25 to November 5, 2010 at the Loisium, Langenlois, Austria

Past winners

Team private plots

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