Landscape Design Competition

A landscape architecture design competition for all of Lohse Park marks a new and important milestone in the development of central and eastern HafenCity.

Landscape Design Competition

The landscape design competition for Lohse Park marks a new and significant milestone in the development of central and eastern HafenCity. At the same time, in recognizing the importance of this historical topic and developing a memorial on the former site of the Hannoverscher Bahnhof in the middle of the park the city is dealing with the site of deportation of Jews, Sinti and Roma during the Third Reich, a part of Hamburg history that has been neglected for many years.

The aim of the competition was to obtain a concept with feasible design solutions for Lohse Park and unusual, artistic ideas for the memorial site and its integration in the park.

The invitation for proposals for the Lohse Park design was published throughout Europe on 11 May 2009. Thirty landscape architecture firms in Germany and abroad were invited to partake in the competition. Candidates were selected at the end of June. The jury, including jurors from the Jewish Community and the Rom and Cinti Union, and authorized experts from the Auschwitz Committee, chose four first-place winners at the end of the competition proceedings. During the second phase and after further detailed briefing the four first-place winners will be invited to adapt and revise their conceptual design drafts. The winner of the Lohse Park design competition is due to be chosen during the second quarter of 2010.