Landscape Institute announces 2016 Awards winners

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TACP Landscape Architects has won the prestigious President’s Award at the Landscape Institute’s annual awards today, Thursday 24 November, for its Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales. The plan will support and inspire landscape projects on public land to redress the decline in biodiversity and provide environments favouring pollinators.

Over the past two decades, bee numbers have declined worldwide. The evidence is clear that bees and other pollinators are less healthy and abundant than they have been and if action is not taken it will have serious implications for food production.

Wales has the first action plan of its kind in the UK to tackle the decline and the Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales identifies measures to benefit pollinators. It outlines actions that could encourage bees and others such as cutting grass to different heights and/or at different times of the year; and the development of wild flower meadows or formal planting areas.

‘This plan touches a raw nerve. It tackles the appalling state of the biological quality of so many of our landscapes and demonstrates that we have to improve the biological health of every landscape. The Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in South East Wales sets out to transform the number of pollinating insects, looking at the whole lifecycle, across numerous landscape types, from schools to roadside verges, public parks to private gardens.’ Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Landscape Institute

Other winners at the awards include the Fellows’ Award for Climate Change Adaptation won by Groundwork London for LIFE+ Climate proofing social housing landscapes. This project has delivered a low-cost retrofit of climate change adaptation measures across three social housing estates in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The project has helped to reduce these communities’ vulnerability to climate change.

The Landscape Institute Awards were presented in the following categories:

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President’s Award | Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators – TACP | Image credit Blaenau Gwent County Brough Council

President’s Award
Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators – TACP

Adding Value through Landscape
Sidcup High Street Revival Programme (OLF2) – Untitled Practice

Communications and Presentation
B|D Landscape Architects Review Journal – B|D landscape architects ltd

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Design for a Large-Scale Development | Royal Stoke Hospital – Colour | image Credit – Kristen McCluskie Photography

Design for a Large-Scale Development
Royal Stoke Hospital – Colour

Design for a Medium-Scale Development
Piazza Gae Aulenti – AECOM

Design for a Small-Scale Development
Rotunda Community Campus – BCA Landscape

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Design for a Temporary Landscape | The Hive at Kew Gardens – BDP and Wolfgang Buttress | Image Credit Nick Caville – BDP

Design for a Temporary Landscape
The Hive at Kew Gardens – BDP and Wolfgang Buttress

Science, Management and Stewardship
The Crown Estate London Ecology Masterplan – Arup and The Crown Estate

Heritage and Conservation
Pulham Gardens at Worth Park – Allen Scott

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Policy and Research | Trees and Design Action Group – Capita Lovejoy | Image Credit Michael Murray

Policy and Research
Trees and Design Action Group – Capita Lovejoy

Local Landscape Planning
Woodside, Firhill & Hamiltonhill Development Framework – LUC

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Strategic Landscape Planning | South Downs National Park: View Characterisation and Analysis – LUC

Strategic Landscape Planning
South Downs National Park: View Characterisation and Analysis – LUC

Student Dissertation
Phenomenology within Design – James Trevers, University of Edinburgh

Student Portfolio
Peter Kennedy

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Urban Design and Masterplanning | Torpoint Vision – Clifton Emery Design with Torpoint Town Council

Urban Design and Masterplanning
Torpoint Vision – Clifton Emery Design with Torpoint Town Council

Client of the Year
Nene Park Trust

Fellows’ Award for Climate Change Adaptation
LIFE+ Climate proofing social housing landscapes – Groundwork London

Images | courtesy of Landscape Institute

  • www.danieltyrrelllandscapes

    It seems so easy to do the right thing i cant understand why some continue to resist