International Symposium on Garden Architecture
September 29, 2012
The symposium highlights gardens as social, productive and creative spaces. Private gardens, and their design and use, interact with their environment, the times and circumstances surrounding them, and reflect lifestyles and cultures. Is there a new garden culture – what work is being done on it worldwide? The speakers will present gardens as paradises or utopias, as interfaces with public space, as compositions of plants and materials.
09.00–09.30am – Registration
09.30–10.00am – Introductory remarks by Joachim Brocks, “Natur im Garten”, and Karin Standler, Team private plots
10.00–11.00am – Franzisk Bark Hagen (CH)
11.00–11.30am – Coffee break
11.30–12.30am – Tom Stuart-Smith (GB)
12.30–01.30pm – Lunch break
01.30–02.30pm – Teresa Moller (CL)
02.30–03.30pm – Stig L. Andersson (DK)
Moderated by: Vladimir Sitta
Symposium fee: € 50.- (includes conference folder, lunch buffet and refreshments at breaks)
Languages: simultaneous interpretation English/German
Venue: Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria. Registration: http://www.privateplots.at
4.30 pm, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Garden-Culture-Landscape Tour with Iris Meder and Felicitas Konecny
September 30, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm, meeting point: Essl Museum, Fee: € 30.-
Registration under http://www.privateplots.at
The award best private plots – Die besten Gärten 2012 recognizes exemplary sustainable design of private outdoor spaces, highlighting the garden as a contemporary dialogue between architecture, ecology and landscape, as places of inspiration and creation, as habitats that tell stories.
The award criteria include artistic and conceptual quality, ecological use of plants and materials, delimitation and organization of outdoor space. A focus lies on variety of uses and sustainability. The outdoor spaces must be clearly identifiable as intended for private residence and use, and must have been created no more than ten years ago. The competition is international. Landscape architects, architects, artists, gardeners, garden owners and combinations thereof from all countries are eligible.
Prizes: First prize: 7,000 € | Second prize: 5,000 € | Third prize: 3,000 €
Jury 2012: Stig L. Andersson (DK), SLA Urbanity Strategy Landscape | Franziska Bark Hagen (CH), cultural scientist | Teresa Moller (CL), Estudio del Paisaje | Vladimir (Tom) Sitta, Terragram | Tom Stuart-Smith (GB), Landscape Design
The bilingual catalog best private plots – Die besten Gärten 2012 will present about 30 outdoor spaces and gardens nominated for the award. The catalog will be launched at the award ceremony on 29th September 2012 and can be ordered at www.privateplots.at.