Winners announced for the 2023 WLA Awards

The 2023 World Landscape Architecture Awards celebrate the best in landscape architecture worldwide. These prestigious international awards attract the most innovative and creative design firms; This year’s awards were no exception, with high-quality entries from those who have used their expertise and imagination to transform ordinary landscapes into extraordinary projects. The experienced jury had difficulty reviewing the shortlisted entries to finalise the 2023 WLA Awards winners list.

Professional Jury

WLA was honoured to have the following experienced jurors on the 2023 Professional WLA Awards.

2023 WLA Awards

Anna Cawrse, ASLA | Principal, Denver Office Co-Director | Sasaki
Jennifer Cooper, RLA | Landscape Architecture Bureau Manager | San Francisco Public Works
Mohan Rao | Partner and Principal Designer | INDÉ
Kate Tooke, ASLA, PLA | Principal, Landscape Architect | Agency Landscape + Planning
Gerwin de Vries | Landscape architect and Owner | Flux landscape architecture
Mike Wood, FLI | Director, Landscape Architecture | Arup

The jurors have reviewed over 250 entries in nine categories and selected the following 2023 WLA Awards Winners:

Built – Large Design

Award of Excellence
Pier 26 at Hudson River Park – OLIN

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Pier 26 at Hudson River Park – OLIN | Image Credit: Kristian Alveo for Kebony

Merit Award
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center – Design Workshop, Inc and Reed Hilderbrand

The Dark Line – MICHELE&MIQUEL ARCHITECTURE&PAYSAGE / dA VISION DESIGN

Honour Award
Reviving NAN TOU: A Place Caught in the Pitfall of Gentrification – Lab D+H Shanghai

Palm Springs Downtown Park – RIOS

Built – Small Design

Award of Excellence
This Was Once a Pond: North Meadow on The Rose Kennedy Greenway – ASK+ and Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture & Urban Design LLC

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This Was Once a Pond: North Meadow on The Rose Kennedy Greenway – ASK+ and Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture & Urban Design LLC | Photography: Jane Messinger & Chris Rucinski

Merit Award
Forest Path Roques Blanques – Batlleiroig Arquitectura

Honour Award
Winthrop Family Historical Garden – MKSK

Bamboo Forest Garden Installation Playscape – FLO

Built – Commerical Residential Design

Award of Excellence
From Gutter to Valley: Activating a Neglected Canal as a Community Hub – Lab D+H Shanghai

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From Gutter to Valley: Activating a Neglected Canal as a Community Hub – Lab D+H Shanghai | Photo Credit: Bing Lu

Merit Award
The Valley Courtyard- Atelier Scale

Baiziwan Community Housing Landscape Design – Earthasia(Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Honour Award

Yin Xiu Residence – Platform Design Group

Built – Private Residential Design

Award of Excellence
Private Garden Blaricum – Baljon landscape architects

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Private Garden Blaricum – Baljon landscape architects | Image Credit: Luuk Kramer

Merit Award
Six Square House – Coen+Partners

Honour Award

Black Fox Ranch: Extending the Legacy of the West to a New Generation – Design Workshop, Inc. and CLB Architects

Built – Urban Design

Award of Excellence
Renovation Plan for Second Grinding Wheel Factory – Lab D+H Shanghai

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Renovation Plan for Second Grinding Wheel Factory – Lab D+H Shanghai | Image Credit: Bing Lu

Merit Award
Boca de la Mina Promenade – Batlleiroig Arquitectura

Honour Award
Alfred Place Gardens – LDA Design

Rijnvliet Edible Neighborhood – Felixx Landscape Architects and Planners

Concept – Analysis & Planning

Award of Excellence
BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! – Joyce van den Berg and City of Amsterdam

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BiodiverCITY_A Matter of Vital Soil! – Joyce van den Berg and City of Amsterdam

Merit Award

The Grand Bayway – TLS Landscape Architecture

Antioquia Municipal River Parks – Gobernacion De Antioquia / Juan Pablo Lopez – Sebastian Monsalve Gomez

Honour Award

Waxberry Hyperlink: Revitalization of DW Industry, Community & Culture – LANDartitude 景度景观

Caño Martín Peña Comprehensive Infrastructure Master Plan – OLIN

Concept – Large Design

Award of Excellence
1881: A Farm Park for a Regenerative Future – Superbloom

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1881: A Farm Park for a Regenerative Future – Superbloom

Merit Award

Nova Zbrojovka Brno – Brownfield transformation – Baljon landscape architects

Honour Award

Jiading Green Ring Campus – TLS Landscape Architecture

Duincasino Middelkerke – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism

Concept – Small Design

Award of Excellence
Polar Explorer playground – Art. Lebedev Studio & Chekharda

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Polar Explorer playground in Murmansk – Art. Lebedev Studio & Chekharda

Merit Award
Huizhi High-tech Mixed-use therapy park – Antao

Honour Award
Bernal Heights Residence – Munden Fry Landscape Associates

Santa Lucia Preserve Residence – Munden Fry Landscape Associates

Concept – Commercial Residential

Award of Excellence
Geestwater Lisse – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism

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Geestwater Lisse – DELVA Landscape architecture | Urbanism | Image Credit: Vivid Vision

Merit Award
Orchard Farm Kent – EDLA (Eleanor and Donald Landscape Architects) and Collective – Urban Strategies

Honour Award
Meadow Fields Village Masterplan Livable Neighborhoods in Yilan’s Rice Fields – PLAT Studio

Editors’ Award
Award of Excellence

A Waterfront Homestead Reborn Restorative Design in the Yangtze Delta Polders – Shanghai Landscape Architecture Design and Research Institute Co.,LTD. (SLADI)


Congratulations to all the winners of the 2023 WLA Professional Awards and those shortlisted. We thank everyone who entered the awards and look forward to seeing your entries in next year’s awards.

The jury decided not to award all Merit and Honour Awards in each category for the 2023 WLA Awards. These are the final results, and no further awards will be issued.

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