2013 Landscape Institute Awards announced

The Landscape Institute has announced the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards with Leicester Square City Quarter by Burns+Nice winning the President’s Award.  Leicester Square City Quarter in London has been named winner of the 2013 Landscape Institute President’s Award. Burns + Nice, the landscape architects behind the reshaping of the central London site, were selected from 41 landscape projects competing for the prestigious landscape award. Other entrants included Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the Olympic Park design for the 2016 Rio Olympics and Gorky Park in Moscow. The winners received their award at a lunchtime ceremony hosted by Wayne Hemingway MBE. Congratulations to all category winners and for a full list….

The 2013 Winners:
President’s Award
Burns + Nice for Leicester Square City Quarter

Adding Value Through Landscape
Winner: Beam Parklands – a new 53 ha park for East London – by Arup with the Environment Agency and Land Trust
Highly Commended: The redevelopment and modernisation of Heworth Grange Comprehensive School in Gateshead by Capita

Communication and Presentation
Winner: Aecom’s Global Cities Programme – communicating urban visions and frameworks across landscape, urbanism, infrastructure, engineering, economics and ecosystems
Highly Commended: the presentation of Aecom’s winning design for the 2016 Rio Olympic Park

Design for a Small-scale Private Development
Winner: NEO Bankside, London – a biodiverse landscape for the luxury, high-rise housing development next to Tate Modern – by Gillespies supported by Growth Industry
Highly Commended: Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite -a landscape to tell the story of the future Linear Park for London and what it will be like to live there – by Camlins

Design for a Medium-scale Private Development
Winner: The landscape in the first phase of the 400-home ICON development in Somerset by Grant Associates

Design for a Large-scale Private Development
Winner: Accordia – the transformation of former government offices into sustainable city living in Cambridge – by Grant Associates

Design for a Small-scale Public Development
Winner: Sammy Ofer Wing, National Maritime Museum – the creation of two water features and a 160m rill within the Greenwich World Heritage Site – by Churchman Landscape Architects Ltd
Highly Commended: The creation of a new public square for Newcastle University Student Forum by Southern Green Ltd

Design for a Medium-scale Public Development
Winner: Leicester Square City Quarter – the transformation of a previously hostile and disconnected environment into a green oasis within London’s busy West End – by Burns + Nice Ltd
Highly Commended: Ebrington Square, Derry-Londonderry – the transformation of a former military site into a contemporary destination space – by Optimised Environments Ltd

Design for a Large-scale Public Development
Winner: Gardens by the Bay – a landmark project in Singapore, including themed gardens, conservatories and aerial walkway – by Grant Associates
Highly Commended: The restoration of the ecosystem and landscape at Datong Wenying Lake,Datong City, China by Aecom
Highly Commended: The rehabilitation of Shek O Quarry, Hong Kong following years of industrial use by Urbis Ltd

Heritage and Conservation
Winner: Stewart Park, Middlesbrough – a project to safeguard a designed landscape in Middlesbrough – by Southern Green Ltd
Highly Commended: The restoration of Lichfield Historic Parks Project by Chris Blandford Associates
Highly Commended: The Restoration of Priory Park, Reigate by Land Use Consultants
Highly Commended: Victoria Park, London – the restoration of London’s first public park – by LDA Design

Landscape Policy and Research
Winner: Harrogate Green Infrastructure Guide by Harrogate Borough Council
Highly Commended: National Character Area Project: a new integrated framework for landscape planning by Natural England
Highly Commended: What Makes a View? A comprehensive study of Blackdown Hill AONB – by Fiona Fyfe Associates Ltd

Neighbourhood Planning
Winner: The David Livingstone Centre Landscape Masterplan – a new landscape of art, trails, play and education for South Lanarkshire Museum – by Erz
Highly Commended: Bridgecroft Housing Development, Herefordshire – the UK’s largest Passivhaus housing scheme in a rural setting – by Churchman Landscape Architects Ltd

Strategic Landscape Planning
Winner: Network Rail National Lineside Vegetation Management Strategy by LDA Design
Highly Commended: ‘The City in the Forest’ Moscow City Region Plan – a masterplan which makes use of Moscow’s close relationship with its boreal forest – by Gillespies
Highly Commended: Harlow Open Space Study and Green Infrastructure Plan by Land Use Consultants

Urban Design and Masterplanning
Winner: The Connected Croydon Programme – a £50m programme of public realm and landscape projects for Croydon – by Croydon Council
Highly Commended: Northumberland Street, Newcastle Public Realm Vision – a 10-point plan to revitalise the street – by J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects
Highly Commended: New Islington – the development of a sustainable community in one of Manchester’s worst estates – by Grant Associates
Highly Commended: Gorky Park – creating an important new park for Moscow – by LDA Design

Science, Management and Stewardship
Winner: The creation of new perimeter screening at Bayston Hill Quarry Southeastern Extension by SLR Consulting
Highly Commended: Management Plan for Black Brook Corridor – long-term strategy to safeguard the mix of habits, heritage and landscape character of the Black Brook Corridor in Merseyside – by TEP

College of Fellows Award: Climate Change Adaption
Winner: Gardens by the Bay – a landmark project in Singapore, including themed gardens, conservatories and aerial walkway – by Grant Associates

Student Dissertation
Winner: Enabling Creative Independence in Child’s Play by Jono Burgess
Highly Commended: Re-evolution of the corporate landscape: converting Luserna San Giovanni townscape with the Caffarel Chocolate Factory in Italy by Martine Sechi
Highly Commended: Urban Wilderness – the value of post-industrial landscapes in providing a new form of urban wilderness by Sophie Tombleson
Highly Commended: Temporary Landscape and the Post-Industrial City – a study of post-industrial Glasgow – by Lisa Jeffrey

Student portfolio
Winner: Zhongyi Zhang, MA Student, University of Sheffield
Highly Commended: Bethany Gale, MA Student, University of Greenwich
Highly Commended: Sophie Tombleson, MSc Student, Edinburgh College of Art



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