Date of issue (download): 16 January 2012
Submission: 10 August 2012
Teams or individuals are eligible to take part provided that everyone is under the age of 35 on 10 August 2012. Each participant may only compete in one of the two tasks and may only submit one entry. There are no other participation conditions.
By participating, the candidates agree to their submitted work becoming the property of the initiator, being exhibited and discussed in public and being reproduced for documentation and archiving. They also agree to the work submitted for the competition or parts thereof being published by the institutions involved in the call for tenders (Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment; Grün Berlin GmbH; Akademie der Künste (Academy of the Arts), Berlin; Federation of German Landscape Architects (BDLA); Technical University of Berlin; Beuth Hochschule Berlin; Karl Foerster Foundation) with reference to the author. Wherever possible, the designs will be forwarded to the appropriate organisations for future use. Copyrights remain with the author.
Request for complete competition documents:
Documents containing the tasks and conditions of the competition had been available to download from the download service (German only).
Type of process:
The Peter Joseph Lenné Prize, organised by the state of Berlin, is the world's largest competition of ideas for young horticultural and landscape architects, landscape planners, scientists, architects and artists. Candidates may be studying these disciplines or already working in them. The project is initiated by the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment. The prize plays a key role in developing new ideas in design, planning and use of plants in horticultural architecture and landscape planning as well as promoting the careers of young planners and designers. The work focuses on illustrated depictions. Work is assessed on an anonymous basis. Each candidate must submit two draft plans on paper in the required DIN A0 format and one CD containing printable versions of both plans as pdf and jpeg. The work must be submitted in German. English is also accepted.
For each task, an independent jury will decide which solutions will be awarded the Peter Joseph Lenné Prize
Other high quality work may be awarded Peter Joseph Lenné Commendations
Karl Foerster Commendations
may be awarded to work displaying very good use of plants.
The winners will be awarded their prizes at a ceremony in November 2012 at Berlin's Akademie der Künste. A selection of work will be exhibited in Berlin. The results of the process and illustrations of the best and most interesting work will be published in a document.
- Stephan Felber
Kanton Aargau, Schweiz;
Departement Bau, Verkehr und Umwelt, Abteilung Raumentwicklung;
Leiter Sektion Siedlungs- und Freiraumentwicklung
- Bettina Riese
Grün Berlin GmbH, Berlin
- Annina Gräfin Fugger-Babenhausen
greenAnnina landscape design, Frankfurt;
Vertreterin Garden Club of Bavaria, Partner des Lenné-Verfahrens
- Günther Vogt
Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zürich
- Gabriele Kiefer
Büro Kiefer, Berlin
The jury met on 27 and 28 September 2012.
A Peter Joseph Lenné prize amounting to € 5,000 can be awarded in each of the categories.
The Peter Joseph Lenné Commendations involve a book prize.
The commendations from the Karl Foerster Foundation are worth a total of € 1,500.
Submission of documents:
The documents (CD containing text and image files and two DIN A0 plans) must be delivered or handed in by 10 August 2012, 6 p.m., to
Grün Berlin GmbH
Columbiadamm 10, Turm 7
12101 Berlin, Germany
Visit the website for the procedure.