best private plots 07


First Prize:
Jane Sarah Bihr-de Salis
Landscape Architect BSLA – Kallern, Switzerland
Garten Lukoschus-Dinter (Photo by Bernhard Kägi)



Second Prize:
Ablinger, Vedral & Partner
Architects – Vienna, Austria
Wasser am Hang (Photo by Gisela Erlacher)



Third Prize:
Jonathan Bell/BBUK Studio
Landscape Architect – London, England
Baron Garden (Photo by Jonathan Bell)




The competition is an important component of the discourse on the design of private outdoor space.

Category Award / Competition Result
Type International Garden Architecture Award
Genre Landscape
Country Austria
RegDeadline 4 June 2007 GoogleCal iCal
4 June 2007
Eligibility The competition is open to landscape architects, architects, designers, artists, florists, landscaping firms and nurseries, as well as to garden owners—or teams consisting of a combination thereof.
Target Field The outdoor spaces must have been completed after January 1, 1997. Awards are in recognition of newly designed gardens or for redesign of existing gardens. The outdoor space or garden must clearly be a private.

The focus is on the cultural and societal significance of contemporary garden architecture, and particularly on private outdoor space. Which concepts characterise the gardens? Which themes are manifest in the gardens? What kind of space do the gardens provide? What are essential qualities in the design of private open space? Do ecological criteria play a role?
The jury’s criteria encompass: design concept, artistic quality, use of plants and materials, linkage of indoors and outdoors, spatial definition and structuring, technical implementation, and ecological interrelationships. Emphasis will also be placed on the garden’s potential to accommodate a variety of uses.

Christopher Bradley-Hole (England)
Topher Delaney (USA)
Eelco Hooftman – GROSS.MAX (Scotland)
Gisela Steinlechner (Austria)
Assaï - Cecile Daladier and Nicolas Soulier (Frankreich) - winners best private plot 06

Competition Type

First prize Euro 7,000
Second prize Euro 5,000
Third prize Euro 3,000
The thirty best outdoor spaces and gardens will be published in the catalogue “best private plots 07 – Die besten Gärten 2007: internationale Beispiele zu Gartenarchitektur”; it will be presented at the award ceremony.
The best thirty outdoor spaces and gardens will also be shown in an exhibition.

Entry Fee

1. Poster (A0 format)
2. Handout A3 (A handout with the same content as the poster, as the basis for the preliminary jury, A3, text in English)
3. CD – Digital Requirements
Poster :A0, text in English or German as pdf, Handout: A3, with the same content as the poster, as the basis for the preliminary jury, text in English, as pdf) ,Project description: (portrait of the garden: unique aspects of the garden) a maximum of two A4 sheets (ca. 5,000 characters), word or rtf file, Summary of the project description: (ca. 1,000 characters) in English or German, word or rtf file, Images: 3 to 6 photographs (A4) as tif or Photoshop-eps, resolution 300 dpi.

Announcement of nominated projects, July 30, 2007
September 28, 2007: 7:00 p.m., award ceremony, presentation of the catalogue “best private plots 07 – Die besten Gärten 2007”
Exhibition of the nominated projects: September 28 to November 5, 2007, at the Loisium Visitors’ Center, Langenlois.

Past winners

Team private plots

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