Competition :: Otto Linne Award for Urban Landscape Architecture

Submission Deadline: 9.16.2013

The 2013 Otto Linne Award for Urban Landscape Architecture gives students and young graduates of landscape architecture programs the opportunity to address current themes and challenges within their profession.

The award, which is held in honor of Hamburg’s first garden director Otto Linne (1869 – 1937), promotes the professional development of young designers and planners, and honors outstanding artistic achievement.

The issue “Hamburg Horn - By Far: Green!” with which the 2013 Otto Linne Award deals is a highly topical and controversial topic. The points of departure are the growth of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the enormous demand for housing within the city, and the political objective of building 6,000 new homes annually.

In a city-state that has a limited amount of open space, this objective is undeniably associated with the densification of existing neighborhoods.
With this in mind, neighborhoods built during the 1950s and 1960s have become a particular focus of attention, as they have a great potential for such increased density.

For more information, visit the competition site here.