In its capacity as the organiser of GaLaBau, the leading international fair for the design, construction and maintenance of urban, green and open spaces, sports grounds, golf courses and playgrounds, NürnbergMesse is sponsoring the German Landscape Architecture Award 2019. Awarded for the 14th time by the Association of German Landscape Architects (bdla), the prize acknowledges outstanding projects for the design of green spaces, open spaces and landscapes that meet contemporary requirements for innovative, ecological and social solutions in exemplary fashion. Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister for the Interior, Building and Community, has assumed the patronage of the competition.
“We are very proud to be supporting this important award as a sponsor. The demands imposed on the design of landscapes and open spaces are becoming increasingly complex. So it is all the more important to give due credit to the whole raft of activities undertaken by landscape architects, for example through this kind of accolade,” says Stefan Dittrich, Director GaLaBau, NürnbergMesse.
At the beginning of March, following an initial online voting process by the expert jurors, 35 projects were nominated from the 109 submissions to now go into the running for the German Landscape Architecture Award 2019. As well as the first prize, the bdla presents awards in the following categories: Public Space as a Centre, Neighbourhood Development/Residential Environment, Use of Plants, Nature Protection and Landscape Experience, Sport/Play/Movement and Landscape Architecture in Detail. Two new categories this year are Young Landscape Architecture and International Projects. The former offers new professionals up to 40 years old and/or who have been working for up to seven years after being certified as an architect the opportunity to raise their profile, while the latter category invited landscape architects based in Germany to submit projects realised overseas. At their meeting in the German Architecture Centre Berlin on 12 April 2019, the high-calibre 11-strong jury consisting of various industry experts will then decide which of the 35 nominees will be among the winning projects. Organisers and sponsors are extending an invitation to the awards ceremony, which will take place on 20 September 2019 in the Allianz Forum at Pariser Platz in Berlin.
Collaboration between NürnbergMesse and bdla stepped up
NürnbergMesse and the bdla were able to step up their collaboration successively in recent years. For example, bdla not only had an exhibition stand at GaLaBau 2018 but was also involved in several items in the supporting programme. The German Landscape Architecture Award will also be introduced at Greenery & Landscaping China, which takes place in Shanghai in May.
Mark the date:
The next GaLaBau will take place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 16 to 19 September 2020.
About the GaLaBau product family
The GaLaBau trade fair is a comprehensive international exhibition covering the entire spectrum of design, construction and maintenance of urban, open and green spaces. It takes place every two years at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg. The trade visitors are contractors working in the field of horticultural, landscaping and open space design and construction, and landscape architects and planners from federal, regional and municipal authorities. GaLaBau also features an extensive range of products and services for operators of leisure parks, camping grounds and kindergartens and for golf course development, maintenance and management. Since 2017, the Greenery & Landscaping China exhibition has been part of the GaLaBau product family. It opens its doors annually in Shanghai and is executed by NürnbergMesse China in partnership with the Shanghai Landscape Architecture and Gardening Trade Association (SLAGTA).
About NürnbergMesse Group
NürnbergMesse Group is one of the 15 largest trade fair companies in the world. It comprises NürnbergMesse GmbH and its 14 subsidiaries and affiliates. The company employs more than 1,000 people at ten locations in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Austria and the USA. NürnbergMesse Group also has a network of international representatives operating in more than 100 countries. Its portfolio includes around 120 German and international trade fairs and congresses. Every year, up to 35,000 exhibitors (international contingent: 44%) and up to 1.5 million visitors (26% from outside Germany) take part in the Group’s own, partner and guest events.