Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün shortlisted for National Prize!
Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün [Platform Productive Urban Green], a project completed by the AG Stadt & Ernährung in cooperation with local stakeholders and the Senate of Berlin has been nominated by a national jury for the Germany-wide Bundespreis Stadtgrün [Federal Urban Greenery Prize].
For more than one year, Beatrice Walthall and Katrin Bohn from the AG Stadt & Ernährung [Working Group City & Food] cooperated with web designers Scholz Constructors to design and deliver a participatory process as well as thematic research that led to the establishment of an online resource about community gardens and gardening for the German capital.
Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün went live in March 2020.
The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Urban Affairs awarded the Federal Urban Greenery Prize in 2020 for the first time. With 237 competition entries, this first round of the Bundespreis Stadtgrün was a complete success. The jury selected six prize winners from the entries submitted. Seven contributions received a recognition. A further 35 entries were nominated.
The Bundespreis Stadtgrün [Federal Urban Greenery Prize] honours exceptional commitment to urban greenery, diverse usability, design quality, innovative concepts and integrative planning approaches. Cities and municipalities in Germany were able to apply with their urban green projects. Planners, initiatives and other urban green space actors were invited to submit their projects together with the municipality.
Projects could be submitted in four categories: Gebaut [Built] – Gepflegt [Maintained] – Genutzt [Used] – Gemanagt [Managed]. Plattform Produktives Stadtgrün was submitted by the client, the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection [Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Verkehr und Klimaschutz] in the category “Managed”.
For information on Bundespreis Stadtgrün see the competition’s own website.
The Platform Productive Urban Green is here.
For more information on the project’s design see here.
Image: The online platform invites dialogue on and around Berlin’s 212 community gardens. (source: Bundespreis Stadtgrün www 2020)