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Blumenstein, Lucca, 2015. In competition : how to participate in a competition and what to learn from it. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



The subject of this thesis is my participation in the Schinkel competition, an ideas competition organised by the Architecture and Engineering Association of Berlin (AIV Berlin) and directed towards young architects, landscape architects, planners and engineers. The planning subject of this years competition is the Berlin district Lichtenberg and in particular a site along the river Spree currently shaped by industrial uses and fallow land. Today a place defined by inaccessibility but equipped with the potential
to become a vibrant, urban part of Berlin’s cityscape.
I submitted a proposal to the landscape architectural
competition assignment dealing with the creation of accessibility to the green and blue open spaces and the transformation of these spaces to allow mixed usability for the public, the existing industries of the site, the future inhabitants and people who work in the area or are visiting.
The design work is the biggest part of this thesis. In a
concluding reflective discussion I investigate how participating in the competition affects myself and how the competition affects the discipline of landscape architecture and society as a whole.
The first questions reflects on my design process and investigates what I have learned from the competition. For the second question I consider how competitions promote design knowledge production by generating contrastable ideas and a basis for discussing current planning issues.

Main title:In competition
Subtitle:how to participate in a competition and what to learn from it
Authors:Blumenstein, Lucca
Supervisor:Wingren, Carola
Examiner:Diedrich, Lisa and Nordius, Arne
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM006 Landscape Architecture 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:competitions, design process, knowledge production, Berlin, Spree, riverside, development, industrial sites
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:18 Aug 2015 14:42
Metadata Last Modified:18 Aug 2015 14:42

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