Winners of the 2021 WLA Professional Awards announced

In 2021, the World Landscape Architecture Awards were split into the Professional, and Student Awards, with over 400 high-quality entries received. The juries had a tough time scoring and finalising the winners for this year. The submissions for the 2021 WLA Professional Award came from firms, designers including a diverse range of projects. The jury felt that the quality was high, and many of the projects were addressed the site and issues with sensitivity and create designs that the landscape architecture profession should be proud of.

Congratulations to the winners, thank you to all entrants in this years awards. We will publishing the winners on WLA in the future. The winners for the 2021 WLA Professional Awards are as follows:

Built – Large

Award of Excellence
Valley Forest – Change Studio

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Valley Forest – Change Studio | Photography: Ning Wang & holi

Merit Awards
Wuhan OCT Wetland Park – L&A Design

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Wuhan OCT Wetland Park – L&A Design | Photographer: Haibo, Wang

Xuhui Runway Park – Sasaki

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Xuhui Runway Park – Sasaki | Photography: Insaw Photography

Honourable Mentions
Silver Oak Winery – Munden Fry Landscape Associates

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Silver Oak Winery – Munden Fry Landscape Associates | Photography: Joe Fletcher

Built – Residential

Award of Excellence
Andesite Ridge Retreat – Design Workshop, Inc

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Andesite Ridge Retreat – Design Workshop, Inc | Photography: Brandon Huttenlocher/Design Workshop, Inc.

Merit Awards
Pengbu Central Commons — Hangzhou Nature for Residential Landscapes – PLAT Studio

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Pengbu Central Commons – PLAT Studio

Return of the Hill – Atelier Scale

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Return of the Hill – Atelier Scale | Photo Credit: Zhewei Su, Xi Tang, Qingshan Wu

Honourable Mentions
Demonstration Area of SUNAC Nanshan Shanxiao Villas in Chongqing – WTD GROUP

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Demonstration Area of SUNAC Nanshan Shanxiao Villas in Chongqing – WTD GROUP

Yango Tanyue MOMA Mansion – GVL Design Group

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Yango Tanyue MOMA Mansion – GVL Design Group

Built – Small

Award of Excellence
Foot of Lonsdale – Hapa Collaborative

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Foot of Lonsdale – Hapa Collaborative | Photography: Dave Shea

Merit Award
Mellemrummet – BOGL

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Mellemrummet – BOGL | Photography: Anne-Sophie Rosenvinge

Honourable Mentions
Floating Clouds Art Garden – Change Studio

2021 WLA Professional Awards
Floating Clouds Art Garden – Change Studio | Photography: Ning Wang & holi

Pocket Park on Xinhua Road, Shanghai – SHUISHI

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Pocket Park on Xinhua Road, Shanghai – SHUISHI | Photography: Hao CHEN, Xiu WANG

Built – Urban

Award of Excellence
Fish Lane Town Square – RPS

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Fish Lane Town Square – RPS | Photography: Scott Burrows

Merit Awards
Forest and Sports Park Shenzhen – LOLA Landscape Architects, TALLER, Land+Civilization Compositions

2021 WLA Professional Awards
Forest and Sports Park Shenzhen – LOLA Landscape Architects, Land and Civilization | Photography: LOLA, Taller, L+CC

Midtown District – Design Workshop

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Midtown District – Design Workshop

Honourable Mention
Guangzhou Ecological Belt Master Plan and Implementation – Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute

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Guangzhou Ecological Belt Master Plan and Implementation – Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute | Image Credit: Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute

Concept – Analysis & Planning

Award of Excellence
Mexico City’s Medium Scale Hydric District Tacubaya – ORU – Oficina de Resiliencia Urbana

Mexico City’s Medium Scale Hydric District Tacubaya – ORU – Oficina de Resiliencia Urbana

Merit Awards
Edible Wadden Coast – Flux landscape architecture

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Edible Wadden Coast – Flux landscape architecture

Blankenburg Süden – Circular City – Felixx + Cityförster

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Blankenburg Süden – Circular City – Felixx + Cityförster

Honourable Mentions
Fantasy Island: The Galápagos Archipelago – PEG office of landscape + architecture

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Fantasy Island: The Galápagos Archipelago – PEG office of landscape + architecture

Fontana Urban Greening Master Plan – Design Workshop

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Fontana Urban Greening Master Plan – Design Workshop

Concept – Design

Award of Excellence
Towards A Healthy City By Foot – Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners

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Merit Award

Back Down to Earth – Gillespies & Hilary Barber

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Back Down to Earth – Gillespies & Hilary Barber

Honourable Mentions
McGill College Avenue – civiliti + Mandaworks and SNC Lavalin

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McGill College Avenue – civiliti + Mandaworks and SNC Lavalin

Wuhan Yangtze Riverfront Park – Sasaki

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Editor’s Award

Alpine Garden: Preserve Indigenous Culture and Native Plants – Z’scape

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Honourable Mention
The Remise Park – BOGL

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The Remise Park – BOGL | Photography: COAST STUDIO

Professional Jury

WLA would like to thank the 2021 WLA Professional Awards jury for their professionalism, commitment and time in participating in the WLA Professional Awards jury.

Christopher Fannin ASLA
Senior Principal, Managing Director
InSite – A division of KEO International Consultants

Claire Agre, PLA, ASLA
Principal and Cofounder of Unknown Studio Landscape Architecture & Urban Design.

Martin KoenigCMLI
Associate Director of Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP)

Monika NairCMLI(Design)UK
Practice Head, Landscape, Urban Design & Planning
Atkins India

Simon David
Founder & Creative Director of OSD Outside

Judging Process

The jury was able to award Awards of Excellence, Merit Awards and Honourable Mentions. The juries did not award all the available awards in each category. Their scoring and awarding were based on the number of entries and quality of the entries shortlisted. Jurors recused (didn’t provide a score) themselves if they had a conflict of interest. In this instance, an average score from the other jurors was used to calculate the total score.

The above list is the final awards list. There will be no further award issued.