On 29 September 2017, the competition for the German Landscape Architecture Award 2017 came to an end with the festive award ceremony in Berlin.
Greetings, speeches and awards dominated the evening's events in the rotunda of the Allianz Forum on Pariser Platz in Berlin's Mitte district.
In front of over 400 guests, bdla President Till Rehwaldt thanked the sponsors of the competition for their support and competition participants for their outstanding project submissions. "The submission of 119 works once again confirmed that the competition is the showcase of German landscape architecture," he said in his welcome address.
State Secretary Gunther Adler from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety paid tribute to the planning achievements of the profession and highlighted "urban greenery as a defining element of our cities".
On this evening, the First Prize and nine other awards were presented in the categories "Use of Plants", "Green Infrastructure as a Strategy", "Neighbourhood Development / Living Environment", "Participation and Planning", "Nature Conservation and Landscape Experience", "Sport, Play, Movement", "Climate Adaptation and Sustainability", "Light in Open Spaces", "Landscape Architecture in Detail".
Teams of planners and their clients came to receive their honours. For the first time, each project was presented in a separate film; a documentation specially published by the awarding authority summarized the competition - from the nominations to the award winners.
A celebration above the rooftops of the city brought the eventful day to a close.
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