General Information



Competition for Ideas of Landscape-Development and Urban Green Spaces Planning

Peter-Joseph Lenné (born in 1789 in Bonn, died in 1866 in Berlin) was one of the most important 19th century German garden and landscape architects. Even today, his work is visible in many gardens, parks and squares of the cities of Berlin and Potsdam.

Lenné’s creations still serve as inspiring models for many landscape architects, architects and artists because of their comprehensive approach, their compositional and botanical artistry and their blending of beauty and usefulness. To many people, his parks and gardens convey an impression of the harmony and beauty that may arise when closeness to nature, functionality, and the human disire to shape the environment combine.

The Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Award of the state of Berlin is a competition of ideas for garden and landscape architecture and for the planning of open space and landscape.

The procedure is targeted especially at young landscape architects, planners, scientists, architects and artists who are being trained or are employed in the aforementioned specialist fields.

The award is intended to support the professional development of young persons, and to foster new ideas and planning approaches in the design and planning of open spaces.

The prize has been awarded since 1965. The award is offered for the three sections of Garden and Landscape Architecture (A), Municipal Green Space Planning (B) and Landscape Planning including nature conservation ©, each with one task.

The focus is on the drawing presentation. Until the award jury have made a decision, the procedure will be treated as an anonymous competition. There will not be a preliminary inspection of contents of the contributions submitted. The language of the competition is German, and English will also be accepted.

Akademie der Künste

Akademie der Künste

An independent jury selected by the organizer will select the best solution in each task field which will then be awarded the Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Prize. Further work of special merit may receive Peter-Joseph-Lenné-recognitions. For work of especially high quality, which deliver contributions for using plants, the Karl-Foerster-Recognition can be awarded within the scope of the Lenne-Prize procedure.

The prize winners will be honoured at a ceremony in Berlin. A selection of the works will be shown at an exhibition in Berlin. The results of the procedure as well as illustrations of the best and most interesting work will be published in a documentation.

A Peter-Joseph-Lenné-Prize totalling 5,000 Euros can be awarded in each of the sections A and B.

Possible recognitions of the Karl-Foerster Foundation bear a total prize money of 1,500 Euros.