5 mai 2010

Best private plots 10–Die besten Gärten 2010

The international garden architecture competition best private plots 10 - Die besten Gärten 2010 was launched on April 1st. 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.
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, and 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.

The prize honours exceptional achievements in the design of sustainable private outdoor space and gardens, which were completed after January 1st, 2000. This is an open competition. Landscape architects, architects, garden owners, designers, florists, gardeners, artists, nurseries and landscaping firms, as well as teams including a combination thereof are eligible.

Competition brief

First prize: Euro 7.000,- | Second prize: Euro 5.000,- | Third prize: Euro 3.000,-
Submission forms: www.privateplots.at
Deadline for entries: May 31st, 2010
Award ceremony: September 25th , 2010, 7 p.m., at the Loisium, Loisiumallee 1, A-3550 Langenlois, Austria.


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, After Image Productions (A)


The bilingual catalog - in English and German - "best private plots 10 - Die besten Gärten 2010. Internationale Beispiele zur Gartenarchitektur" will present the about 30 nominated outdoor spaces and gardens and contributions by the five jurors. The catalog will be launched at the award ceremony. The catalogs of the precedent competitions can be ordered at: http://www.privateplots.at/en/catalogue.html.

Idea and concept
The private plots & public spots concept is based on an interdisciplinary discussion of aesthetic and cultural concepts in garden and landscape architecture by the landscape architect Karin Standler, the horticultural scientist Andrea Heistinger and the architect Robert Froschauer, and was expanded by contributions of cultural theorist Gisela Steinlechner.

Competition management, organisation and public relations
Contact persons: Karin Standler and Robert Froschauer
Assistant: Felicitas Konecny

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