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Spreebogen International Competition for the Implementation of Landscape Planning


Based on the Spreebogen Ideas Competition, this landscape planning competition should help to find a design for the open spaces in the Parliamentary and Government quarter. This competition covers the Spreebogenpark, the Forum, the Platz der Republik and the Ebertplatz. With over 160 submissions, this was also one of the largest competitions for landscape architecture since the second world war. Representative design concepts were sought here, which were appropriate to the function of the open spaces and, at the same time, fitting to the adjacent buildings (Reichstag, Federal Chancellery and Paul-Löbe-Haus). The functions of the different spaces were set out as follows: the Platz der Republik offers space for cultural and political events, the Spreebogenpark acts as urban recreation and activity area, whilst the Forum serves as a meeting place and bridge between the surrounding areas.

The first Prize for the Platz der Republik, the Forum and Ebertplatz went to Cornelia Müller and Jan Wehberg, Berlin; the first Prize for the Spreebogenpark went to Weber & Saurer, Solothurn (Switzerland).

Spreebogen International Competition for the Implementation of Landscape Planning

Open, single-stage competition with two working Phases

Announcement 1st Phase: 23 September 1996
Submission 1st Phase:: 18 November 1996
Meeting of the jury 1st Phase: 19/20 December 1996
Announcement 2nd Phase: 6 January 1997
Submission 2nd Phase: 31 March 1997
Meeting of the jury 2nd Phase: 5/6 May 1997
Number of submissions: 161

Prizes
  • 1st Prize: C. Müller, J. Wehberg, Berlin for the Ebertplatz, Platz der Republik, Forum;
    Weber & Saurer, Solothurn (Switzerland) for the Spreebogenpark
  • 3rd Prize: K. Louafi, Berlin
  • 4th Prize: Burger + Tischer, Berlin
  • 5th Prize: J. Weidinger, Berlin
  • Purchases: A. Bürkle, Berlin; A. Röntz, Berlin;
    WES & Partner, Hamburg
1997 - Spreebogenpark, landscape architectural; design by Weber & Saurer
1997 - Spreebogenpark, landscape architectural
design by Weber & Saurer

1997 - Platz der Republik, Ebertplatz; design by C. Müller und J. Wehberg / Lützow 7
1997 - Platz der Republik, Ebertplatz
design by C. Müller und J. Wehberg / Lützow 7

2005 - Spreebogenpark
2005 - Spreebogenpark