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Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Prize of Berlin

Call for Entries 2016

Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Prize Berlin - Logo

Task A: Berlin

SPREEPARK BERLIN - From "Lost Garden" to a new parkconcept
Scenery for a new type of park

Task B: National

MEIßEN - Impulses for a new urban development

Task C: International


Symposium and Award Ceremony

Lenné symposium: 25 November 2016, 2 p.m.
Award ceremony:
25 November 2016, 6 p.m.
Both events take place in the Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg.

Special guided tour in the AdK: 12:30 p.m.
Uncertain States – Künstlerisches Handeln in Ausnahmezuständen

Results [German only]:

Participation conditions:

Teams or individuals are eligible to take part provided that everyone is under the age of 35 on 1 July 2016. Each participant may only compete in one of the three 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 provided on www.competitionline.com/lenne/.

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 2016 at Berlin's Akademie der Künste. The results of the process and illustrations of the best and most interesting work will be documented in the jury record and will be published here.

Jury 2016

  • Prof. em. Peter Latz
    Landscape architect, Urban planner ByAK, OAI Lux
  • Martijn Veenstra
    Stedenbouwkundig ontwerper, Gemeente Amsterdam
  • Marianne Mommsen
    Landscape architect, BDLA, board of trustees, Karl-Foerster-Foundation
  • Martina Schwarz
    Winner of the Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Prize 2016
  • Katrin Diersche
    City of Meißen, Urban planning


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 1 July 2016, 6 p.m., to

Grün Berlin GmbH, Reception
Columbiadamm 10, Turm 7
12101 Berlin, Germany
E-Mail: lenne@gruen-berlin.de

Further Information:

Visit the website for the procedure.

Results 2016

Symposium and Award Ceremony

Results: Protocol of the jury meeting

Presentation of all works:

Call for Entries

The next call for entries will be in spring 2018.