The 2013 Otto Linne award for students has now opened.
Set in Hamburg, Germany, and called ‘By Far – Green!’, it invites students to consider the residential Horn area of the city, developed as a series of regular housing blocks between 1946 and 1960.
The competitions gives students and young graduates of landscape architecture programmes the opportunity to address current themes and challenges within their profession. The award, which is held in honour of Hamburg’s first garden director Otto Linne (1869 – 1933), promotes the professional development of young designers and planners, and honours outstanding artistic achievement. The issue with which the 2013 Otto Linne Award deals is highly topical and controversial. The points of departure are the growth of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany, 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 neighbourhoods.
Full details are available here.