Landscape Institute shortlist for the 2016 Landscape Awards

Aerial – Hysan Place | Credit Julian Cho, HKU

The Landscape Institute has today announced the shortlist for its annual awards celebrating the best work of the landscape professions. This year’s awards have received the greatest number of submissions since the awards became annual in 2006.

Wild Atlantic Way | Credit The Paul Hogarth Company

There are a wide range of projects submitted this year, from a Bath Pattern Book providing a design guide for the public realm to a landscape led masterplan for the Aylesbury Estate in London which incorporated existing trees into the plan for new streets and open spaces. Improving public health through landscape was another key theme with the redevelopment of Royal Stoke Hospital which brought an inside-outside experience to design by bringing nature indoors thereby helping to reduce the stress of both patients and staff.

Crossrail Place Roof Garden – Gillespies with support from Growth Industry | Credit Jason Gairn

Green infrastructure based approaches to climate change and water management were also key to projects such as Life + which saw the retrofitting of climate change adaptation measures to three estates in west London. Improving biodiversity with another theme for a Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators which promotes environments that encourage bees and other pollinators in south-east Wales.

GLVIA3 Master Classes and Training Events | Credit WYG

‘Landscape is the primary consideration in delivering places where people want to be; want to work; want to innovate. It demands the vision of a designer, underpinned by scientific and technical rigour. This year’s shortlist highlights more now than ever, how landscape architects create great places by working with the built and natural environment to create innovative spaces, wildlife habitats and sustainable infrastructure.’ Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Landscape Institute.

New Ludgate – Gustafson Porter | Credit Tim Soar

Landscape Awards 2016 Shortlist

Assessing a Cornish Sense of Place – Local Landscape Character Assessment as Part of a Neighbourhood Development Plan
Cornwall Council

The Aylesbury Estate Regeneration
HTA Design

The Bath Pattern Book
Landscape Projects

Barton Park, Oxford
Terence O’Rourke

B|D Landscape Architects Review Journal 2010-2015
B|D landscape architects ltd

Colin Town Centre Masterplan
The Paul Hogarth Company and the Department for Communities

Crawter’s Brook Park
Allen Scott

Crossrail Place Roof Garden
Gillespies with support from Growth Industry

The Crown Estate London Ecology Masterplan
Arup and The Crown Estate

The Edible Roof: A Guide to Productive Rooftop Gardening
The University of Hong Kong

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens
Mott MacDonald

Garden for Maggie’s Lanarkshire
rankinfraser landscape architecture

GLVIA3 Master Classes and Training Events

Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators

HERE+NOW C.I.C. One Year Publication 2015

The Hive at Kew Gardens
BDP and Wolfgang Buttress

Larbert Woods – Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Ian White Associates

LIFE+ Climate proofing social housing landscapes
Groundwork London

Mandarin Oriental (Bodrum)
Scape Design Associates

Madrid Alive

Mobile Garden City, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Groundwork for Our Parklife, with Public Works/Somewhere

New Ludgate
Gustafson Porter

North West Cambridge Development ‘creating a positive community’
Aecom and the University of Cambridge

Pellant Road Estate: Regeneration
Allen Scott Ltd

Phenomenology within Design
James Trevers, University of Edinburgh

Piazza Gae Aulenti

Pulham Gardens at Worth Park
Allen Scott Landscape Architects

The Restoration of Kennington Park Flower Garden

Rotunda Community Campus
BCA Landscape

Royal Stoke Hospital

Seychelles Strategic Land Use and Development Plan

Sidcup High Street Revival Programme (OLF2)
Untitled Practice

South Downs National Park: View Characterisation and Analysis

Student Portfolio
Peter Kennedy
Callum Watson

The SuDS Manual (C753)
Ciria (Construction Industry Research and Information Association)

A systemic examination of vacant space access in Dublin
Callum Watson, University of Edinburgh
Torpoint Vision
Clifton Emery Design with Torpoint Town Council

Trees and Design Action Group
Capita Lovejoy

Upland Commons of South-east Wales Natural Resources Management Plan

Wild Atlantic Way
The Paul Hogarth Company

Woodside, Firhill & Hamiltonhill Development Framework

The winners will be announced on 24th November. The shortlisted projects will be exhibited at The Building Centre, Store Street, London from 2 November until Christmas 2016.


2023 WLA Professional Awards registrations close on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 11:59pm London, UK.
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