Kamel Louafi

Kamel Louafi, born in Algeria, studied topography in Algeria and France. He worked at the Ministry of Forest Inventory and Land Development in Algeria, was drawer at the architectural office of his elder brother M.S. Louafi. From 1980 to 1986, he studied Landscape Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. During those years, he freelanced on several projects in Luxembourg and in Berlin. In 1996, he founded his own office, Kamel Loaufi Landscape Architects in Berlin. Since 2000, he is a curator member at Aedes/Berlin.

He composed and published various articles about his expertise of the oriental world and art. Kamel Louafi Landscape Architects designed and planed the construction of the Gardens of Transition at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, the EXPO-Park South as well as the Parc-Agricole in Hanover, the Hermesplatz / Trade Fair Hanover (2003), the King’s Square in Kassel (2003), the Oriental Garden (2005) and Reception Hall (2009) in the Gardens of the World in Berlin, the Airbus Forecourt in Bremen (2006) and the „Bocage-Park“ at the airport Bremen (2007), the Opera Square in Hanover (2009), the Place de la Résistance in Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxemburg, the Trammplatz in front of the town hall of Hanover and a memorial place for the concentration camp in Oranienburg (both 2015) as well as abroad the Gardens of the ‚Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’- Mosque in Abu Dhabi (2003), a Garden of the Islamic World in Mekka (2005) and the leisure park „Ziban Palmeraie“ with "Architectures Sahariennes" (Pavilion and Residences) in Biskra, Algeria.

Last finished was the Welfengarten (2018) as part of the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover.

His home country Algeria honoured Kamel Louafi 2022 with the Algerian State Prize for Architecture and Urban Planning for his design of the Oriental-Islamic Garden and the Hall of Receptions in the Gardens of the World in Berlin Marzahn.

In addition, his hometown of Batna honoured him with the Aurassis Prize in 2022 for his life's work.

In April 2023, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for his life's work.


The team consisted of landscape architects, architects, town planners, sculptors and industrial designers.


Geste d'Or: Grand Prix - Geste d'Argent - for lifetime achievement - Paris (2023)

Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal President W. Steinmeier of the German Republic (2023)

Carsten Niebuhr Prize of the DAG German-Arab Society, Berlin (2023)

Prize of the Algerian President for the Oriental-Islamic Garden, Berlin (2021)

Aurasis Prize of the AURAS FORUM Foundation, Batna, Algeria for all works (2021)

Garden Oscar: DGGL - Prize for Contemporary Garden Art - EXPO 2000, Hanover (2002)


World Exhibition 'Gardens in Transition', Hanover (2000)