2023 WLA Awards Shortlist Announced

The 2023 WLA Awards celebrate the best in landscape architecture from around the world. These prestigious international awards attract the most innovative and creative design firms and this year was no exception. This year’s awards showcase the exceptional work of landscape architects who have used their expertise and imagination to transform ordinary landscapes into extraordinary environments that inspire and delight. The projects submitted represent the best in landscape architecture design, from large parks to urban streetscapes and private estates to small installations.

The jurors have reviewed over 250 entries in over nine categories and selected the following shortlist for 2023.

The full list of 2023 WLA Awards winners was announced in May 2023.

Built – Large Design

2023 WLA Awards
Built Large Shortlist | Columbus US Land Port of Entry – Pland Collaborative | Image Credit: Robert Reck

A Waterfront Homestead Reborn Restorative Design in the Yangtze Delta Polders – Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design and Research Institute Co.,LTD. (SLADI)
Columbus US Land Port of Entry – Pland Collaborative (Formerly MRWM Landscape Architects)
Fleurs-de-Macadam Plaza – EXP, NIPPAYSAGE, and Castor et pollux
From Risk to Resilience Fengpei Canal Flood and Water Low-Intervention Management – ZEHO ECO
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center – Design Workshop, Inc. and Reed Hilderbrand
Miaojing River: From a Hidden Treasure to Ecological Infrastructure – PLAT Studio
Palm Springs Downtown Park – RIOS
Parkhill Greens – Creating a Hillside Community Hub – PLAT Studio
Pier 26 at Hudson River Park – OLIN
Rebirth of coal mining subsidence area from biodiversity-poor area to life paradise – Chongqing University
Reviving NAN TOU: A Place Caught in the Pitfall of Gentrification – Lab D+H Shanghai
Shenzhen Haoxiang Lake Park Developing Resilient and Regenerated Waterfronts – ZEHO ECO, eLandscript Limited
Superbloom at the Tower of London – Grant Associates
The Dark Line – MICHELE&MIQUEL ARCHITECTURE&PAYSAGE / dA VISION DESIGN
The Fragrance Corridor at the Southern Foot of Huangqi Mountain – DONGDA (Shenzhen) Design Co.
Zhongjiang Park in Wuhu City – Shenzhen L&A Design Holding Limited

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Large Design Shortlist | The Fragrance Corridor at the Southern Foot of Huangqi Mountain – DONGDA (Shenzhen) Design Co.
2023 WLA Awards
Built – Large Design Shortlist | Palm Springs Downtown Park – RIOS

Built – Small Design

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Small Design Shortlist | Postparc Den Haag – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism + KCAP

Bamboo Forest Garden Installation Playscape – FLO
Boundless Theater of Egret Bay – Beijing Guanzhu Landscape Planning and Design Institute & Kong Xiangwei Studio
Forest Path Roques Blanques – Batlleiroig Arquitectura
Green roof and Green wall at Valletta Design Cluster – Doric Studio/Living Walls & Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Postparc Den Haag – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism + KCAP
This Was Once a Pond: North Meadow on The Rose Kennedy Greenway – ASK+ and Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture & Urban Design LLC
Views of light touches – Yanxi Lake Park – Change Landscape
Winthrop Family Historical Garden – MKSK

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Small Design Shortlist | Bamboo Forest Garden Installation Playscape – FLO

Built – Commercial Residential Design

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Commerical Residential Shortlist | Baiziwan Community Housing Landscape Design – Earthasia(Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Baiziwan Community Housing Landscape Design – Earthasia(Shanghai) Co., Ltd
From Gutter to Valley: Activating a Neglected Canal as a Community Hub – Lab D+H Shanghai
Greentown Liu’an Xiaofeng – Chongqing Jialian Landscape Design Co., Ltd.
Oriental One – Gillespies with LANDAU and GM Landscape
Pulo Ideal Land West 10 Garden – Horizon & Atmosphere Landscape Co.
The Valley Courtyard- Atelier Scale
Yin Xiu Residence – Platform Design Group
Yuexiu United Investment Knowledge City · Mountain Stream – JTL Studio

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Built – Commerical Residential Shortlist | Oriental One – Gillespies with LANDAU and GM Landscape

Built – Private Residential Design

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Private Residential Shortlist | Black Fox Ranch: Extending the Legacy of the West to a New Generation – Design Workshop, Inc. and CLB Architects

Black Fox Ranch: Extending the Legacy of the West to a New Generation – Design Workshop, Inc. and CLB Architects
Old World Charm, Modernized – Arterra Landscape Architects
Private Garden Blaricum – Baljon
Private Residential Garden – TCL
Six Square House – Coen+Partners
Tributary House – Design Workshop, Inc. and Robbins Architecture

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Private Residential Shortlist | Private Residential Garden – TCL

Built – Urban Design

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Urban Design Shortlist | Wuxiang 987 High Line Park – Ningbo Urban Construction Design And Research Institute Co.Ltd

Alfred Place Gardens – LDA Design
Boca de la Mina Promenade – Batlleiroig Arquitectura
Wuxiang 987 High Line Park – Ningbo Urban Construction Design And Research Institute Co.Ltd
Jinan CBD Park – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Renovation Plan for Second Grinding Wheel Factory – Lab D+H Shanghai
Rijnvliet Edible Neighborhood – Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners
Shenzhen Longgang River Blueway – SWA Group, Shenzhen BLY Landscape, Architecture and Planning Design Institute Co., Ltd.; Hassell;
Shenzhen Skypark – Crossboundaries
Zhengzhou Xichuan River Reconstruction and Ecological Restoration – Horizon & Atmosphere Landscape Co.

2023 WLA Awards
Built – Urban Design Shortlist | Rijnvliet Edible Neighborhood – Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners

Concept – Analysis & Planning

Activating the Xuan Paper Culture by Landscape Planning and Design – China Academy of Art/ The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture China Academy of Art Co.,Ltd./China Academy of Art Creative Industry Development Co.,Ltd.
Antioquia Municipal River Parks – Gobernacion De Antioquia / Juan Pablo Lopez – Sebastian Monsalve Gomez
BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! – Joyce van den Berg, CIty of Amsterdam
Caño Martín Peña Comprehensive Infrastructure Master Plan – OLIN
Photovoltaic Reformation: Dismantling Gas Infrastructure – EDGELand Studio
Study on water and soil system ‘Water-based’ – BoschSlabbers landscape architects, Deltares and Sweco
Sustainable Mangrove and Coastal Ecosystem Development in Phetchaburi – Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect
The Grand Bayway – TLS Landscape Architecture
Waxberry Hyperlink: Revitalization of DW Industry, Community & Culture – LANDartitude 景度景观
Wakefield Urban Greening Strategy – Gillespies LLP

Concept – Large Design

2023 WLA Awards
Concept – Large Design Shortlist | Eiffel Tower Site – Gustafson Porter + Bowman © MIR

«emerging landscapes» – Redesign of the surrounding space of the Lykabettus theatre – topio7 architecture & landscape
1881: A Farm Park for a Regenerative Future – Superbloom
Chawae Educational Innovation Center (CEIC) – Arsomsilp Community and Environmental Architect
Duincasino Middelkerke – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism
Eiffel Tower Site – Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Hangzhou Grand Canal Waterfront and Public Realm Plan – SWA Group, Tongji Architectural Design (Group) Co., Ltd
IVORIM – CB5, Antea Group
Jiading Green Ring Campus – TLS Landscape Architecture
Nova Zbrojovka Brno – Brownfield transformation – Baljon landscape architects
Shenzhen Universiade i-Park – RIOS
The Revival Plan of Dao Dou – Antao
Waalkwartier – KCAP

2023 WLA Awards
Concept – Large Design Shortlist | 1881: A Farm Park for a Regenerative Future – Superbloom

Concept – Small Design

2023 WLA Awards
Concept Small Design Shortlist | Bernal Heights Residence – Munden Fry Landscape Associates

Bernal Heights Residence – Munden Fry Landscape Associates
Huizhi High-tech Mixed-use therapy park – Antao
Polar Explorer playground in Murmansk – Art. Lebedev Studio & Chekharda
Santa Lucia Preserve Residence – Munden Fry Landscape Associates

Note: Concept – Small Design category includes Concept-Private Residential due to the insufficient entrants (more than 8 required).

Concept – Commercial Residential

2023 WLA Awards  Shortlisted
Concept – Commercial Residential | 11 Belgrave – Gillespies | Image Credit: ©Quadrum Global

11 Belgrave – Gillespies
Geestwater Lisse – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism
Meadow Fields Village Masterplan Livable Neighborhoods in Yilan’s Rice Fields – PLAT Studio
Orchard Farm Kent – EDLA (Eleanor and Donald Landscape Architects) and Collective – Urban Strategies

The full list of 2023 WLA Awards winners was announced in May 2023.

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