Announcing the Shortlist for the WLA Awards

World Landscape Architecture is proud to announce the shortlist for the WLA Awards. Over the last month the jurors have reviewed all entries in the categories of Built Design, Conceptual Design, Research & Communication and Student Award. The jurors expressed that due to the high quality of the entries it was difficult to select entries for the shortlist in each category.

Some jurors comments about the entries included
“The best of a project type that finds leftover space and puts it to good use at the highest conceptual and craft levels. It solves a problem most cities have.”
“The most comprehensve analysis and proposal regarding the many roles and outcomes for urban streets”
“Simple, elegant, strong. Architecture and landscape seamlessly blend. Contrast and synergy with surrounding, sensitive landscape.”

The following projects have been shortlisted (in no particular order) for the Inaugural WLA Awards.

Simons Center for Geometry and Physics | Dirtworks Landscape Architecture

Play landscape BE-MINE | OMGEVING + Carve

TE ARA I WHITI – Light Path | LandLAB + Monk McKenzie

MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail | Hansen Partnership

Chicago Riverwalk | Sasaki

Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard | PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc.

Ovoo Hill Park | Yuhui Song & Wenna Feng

Penguin Plus Viewing Area | Tract Consultants

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project | Turf Design Studio & Environmental Partnership

Green Wendel Wyatt Federal Building | PLACE

Underpass Park | PFS Studio

Monash University, Caulfield Campus Green | TCL (Taylor Cullity Lethlean)



Royal Neighbour | Adept/Mandaworks

Forest City Master Plan | Sasaki

The Soul of NØRREBRO | SLA

The New St. Pete Pier | Rogers Partners & Ken Smith Workshop

Suzhou Creek Urban Renewal | Sasaki

Buckhead Park Over GA400 | Rogers Partners & Nelson Byrd Woltz

Huangpu East Bank Urban Forest | HASSELL

Cloud Park | Stoss



Great City Parks | Alan Tate

OKC Memorial Marathon Model | OU College of Architecture

Why we love trees | SLA

The Floating Gardens of Tonle Sap | PLACE

Landscape Architecture and Environmental SustainabilityJoshua Zeunert



Who Grows There? | Jonathan Fillmore

Reclamation of Whitesands quarry | Tianyi Jiang

Tyre’s Interactive Waterfront | Loubna Sasso

Is ‘Green’ the right way to environmental degradation? Reviewing issue of shelterbelt plantation die-off in northern China’s marginal landscape | Cathy Doa

Paradise Out of Ruins | Wang Sizhe  Zhu Xinyu Tan Jiefang Zhao Liang

Urban Riskscape |  Guglielmo Ricciardi

Augmented City | Zhuocheng Gu & Sheng Xu

An Outdoor Learning Environment for children | Matluba Khan

Into the Underworld: The Architecture of Databases | Chirag Jindal

42NYC | Hang Su

Resilient Future: The Cultural Riverfront Edge in the New Capital, Amaravathi, Inandhra Pradesh, India | Priyanka Malik


The jurors are now reviewing the shortlisted entries with the winners to be announced in mid- April.


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