Landscape Institute Awards 2013 shortlist announced

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore | Grant Associates | ©Craig Sheppard

The Landscape Institute has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Awards with some great projects vying for the President’s Award including Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, the Olympic Park design for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gorky Park in Moscow and the transformation of London’s Leicester Square. The winner will be announced on the 21st November at a lunchtime ceremony hosted by Wayne Hemingway

2013 sees the introduction of some changes to the award categories. A new award for ‘Adding Value through Landscape’ has been included. There is also a new ‘Science, Management and Stewardship’ category to replace the ‘Landscape Science and Ecology’ category. In addition, the design awards now distinguish between public and private work at differing scales, with six awards to be given.

For more details about the lunchtime ceremony goto Landscape Institute Awards.

2013 Landscape Awards Shortlist:

Accordia – the transformation of former government offices into sustainable city living in Cambridge – by Grant Associates

The creation of new perimeter screening at Bayston Hill Quarry Southeastern Extension by SLR Consulting

Beam Parklands – a new 53 ha park for East London – by Arup with the Environment Agency and Land Trust

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

Bridgecroft Housing Development, Herefordshire – the UK’s largest Passivhaus housing scheme in a rural setting – by Churchman Landscape Architects Ltd

‘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

The Connected Croydon Programme – a £50m programme of public realm and landscape projects for Croydon – by Croydon Council

The restoration of the ecosystem and landscape at Datong Wenying Lake,Datong City, China by Aecom

The David Livingstone Centre Landscape Masterplan – a new landscape of art, trails, play and education for South Lanarkshire Museum – by Erz

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

Ebrington Square, Derry-Londonderry – the creation of a ‘Peace Bridge’ and new cycle/pedestrian connection on a former military site – by Optimised Environments Ltd

Enabling Creative Independence in Child’s Play by Jono Burgess

Gardens by the Bay – a landmark project in Singapore, including themed gardens, conservatories and aerial walkway – by Grant Associates

AECOM’s Global Cities Programme – communicating urban visions and frameworks across landscape, urbanism, infrastructure, engineering, economics and ecosystems

Gorky Park – creating an important new park for Moscow – by LDA Design

Harlow Open Space Study and Green Infrastructure Plan by Land Use Consultants

Harrogate Green Infrastructure Guide by Harrogate Borough Council

The redevelopment and modernisation of Heworth Grange Comprehensive School in Gateshead by Capita

The landscape in the first phase of the 400-home ICON development in Somerset by Grant Associates

The restoration of Lichfield Historic Parks Project by Chris Blandford Associates

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 

National Character Area Project: a new integrated framework for landscape planning by Natural England

NEO Bankside, London – a biodiverse landscape for the luxury, high-rise housing development next to Tate Modern – by Gillespies supported by Growth Industry

Network Rail National Lineside Vegetation Management Strategy by LDA Design

New Islington – the development of a sustainable community in one of Manchester’s worst estates – by Grant Associates

The creation of a new public square for Newcastle University Student Forum by Southern Green Ltd

Northumberland Street, Newcastle Public Realm Vision – a 10-point plan to revitalise the street – by J&L Gibbons Landscape Architects

The Restoration of Priory Park, Reigate by Land Use Consultants

Re-evolution of the corporate landscape: converting Luserna San Giovanni townscape with the Caffarel Chocolate Factory in Italy by Martine Sechi

Aecom’s winning design for the 2016 Rio Olympic Park

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

The rehabilitation of Shek O Quarry, Hong Kong following years of industrial use by Urbis Ltd

Stewart Park, Middlesbrough – a project to safeguard a designed landscape in Middlesbrough – by Southern Green Ltd

Temporary Landscape and the Post-Industrial City – a study of post-industrial Glasgow – by Lisa Jeffrey

Urban Wilderness – the value of post-industrial landscapes in providing a new form of urban wilderness by Sophie Tombleson

Victoria Park, London – the restoration of London’s first public park – by LDA Design

What Makes a View? A comprehensive study of Blackdown Hill AONB – by Fiona Fyfe Associates Ltd

Student portfolios by: Zhongyi Zhang, Bethany Gale and Sophie Tombleson


The list of awards categories in full:

  • Adding Value through Landscape
  • Design for a Small Scale Private Development
  • Design for a Medium Scale Private Development
  • Design for a Large Scale Private Development
  • Design for a Small Scale Public Development
  • Design for a Medium Scale Public Development
  • Design for a Large Scale Public Development
  • Communications and Presentation
  • Heritage and Conservation
  • Science, Management and Stewardship
  • Landscape Policy and Research
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Strategic Landscape Planning
  • Urban Design and Masterplanning
  • Student Dissertation
  • Student Portfolio

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