Best private plots - Die besten Gärten 2012

Call for Entries

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consegna entro il 4 giugno 2012

As part of its program "Natur im Garten", the Province of Lower Austria is presenting the international garden design award best private plots - Die besten Gärten 2012 in recognition of excellence in the design of sustainable private outdoor spaces and gardens.

The subject of the competition is the design of sustainable gardens as private outdoor spaces blending architecture, ecology and landscape. Competition entries must be completed gardens that are clearly identifiable as intended for private residence and use.

The focus is on gardens as places of design, inspiration and creation, as habitats that tell stories. The competition seeks to make an important contribution to the scientific discourse on contemporary garden design. Gardens completed after January 1, 2002 can be entered in the competition. Projects that can be submitted include roof gardens and terraces, extended living spaces, courtyard gardens, gardens, community gardens, landscape gardens, water gardens and projects for the extension or redesign of existing gardens.

The competition entries will be judged on criteria including artistic and conceptual qualities, ecological use of plants and materials, combination of indoor and outdoor spaces, delimitation of spaces and organization of outdoor spaces. Special attention will be paid to variety of uses and sustainability.

The award is presented both for new gardens and for garden interventions (extension or redesign of existing gardens).

Eligibility. The competition is open and international. Landscape architects, architects, designers, artists, gardeners, garden owners, or teams consisting of a combination thereof are eligible for the competition.

Awards. Prize money totaling € 15,000 will be awarded for the top three projects.

- First prize € 7,000
- Second prize € 5,000
- Third prize € 3,000.

May 3, 2012: Period for submitting questions to ends
May 10, 2012: Responses to questions at
June 04, 2012: Deadline for submitting entries
July 10, 2012: Announcement of projects nominated at

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