In September 2014, Ségolène Royal, the French Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, launched
a national action plan for the revival of landscapes and nature in towns and cities. One of the 10 measures on which
this plan is based consists of relaunching the French National Landscape Award (Grand Prix National du Paysage).
The purpose of the French National Landscape Award is to promote the value of landscape initiatives and philosophies
in regional transformation processes.
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French National Landscape Award 2015
The National Landscape Award is presented by the French Ministry for Ecology, Sustainable Development and
Energy which implements the government’s landscape policy.
The Ministry aims to use the National Landscape Award as a way to acknowledge the value of an innovative
landscape initiative at the regional level, which must have given rise to concrete actions carried out in France or
in cross-border areas. The award-winning initiative must be the fruit of close collaboration between a contracting
authority embodying an ambitious regional aspiration and an inventive and creative project management team
in which the landscape architect plays a fundamental and prominent role.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The National Landscape Award is open to joint applications
public contracting authorities (departments of regional
authorities or consortia thereof, government agencies and
their public or parapublic institutions situated in metropolitanFrance or in French overseas territories), or from private
contracting authorities (private developers, contractors,
associations and unions)
and public or private project managers, regardless of
their nationality, and in which the landscape architect plays
a fundamental and prominent role.
NATIONAL AWARD OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL
The National Landscape Award is presented by the Minister
for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy basedon the recommendations of a judging panel. To guarantee
the excellence and diversity of participants, the National
Award is open to French, European and international project
managers and contracting authorities. The project must
take place in a French or cross-border region.
4th May 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please visit the Ministry’s website at the following address www.developpement-durable.gouv.fr/gpnp2015
The original LE:NOTRE Projects were co-funded by the European Union's Socrates and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
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