Winners of the 2019 Landscape Institute Awards announced

The winners of the 2019 Landscape Institute (LI) Awards have tackled the climate and biodiversity emergency at the heart of what they are doing.
Announced on Thursday 28 November at The Troxy in London, the winning projects showcase a range of crucial interventions: better managing water resources, using natural methods to mitigate hurricane damage, reclaiming streets and green spaces, improving air quality, connecting our communities and restoring habitats.

Alongside the winners, Sir David Attenborough also attended the ceremony, where he was awarded the Landscape Institute Medal, recognising his phenomenal contribution to educating and to connecting people, place and nature over multiple generations. Sir David was also awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the LI.

Landscape Institute Awards 2019 – winners & shortlisted projects
The Landscape Institute Awards 2019
Around 50 people from diverse backgrounds, from many different professional specialisms are involved in judging these awards. They are from within and outside the profession and each year we make sure we select new judges who have not participated before. Every single winner is judged objectively, and site visits take place for certain categories, making our awards fair and genuine for all entrants

The winners listed below:

The President’s Award
What’s Growing On The Greenway, The Paul Hogarth Company Limited

What’s Growing On The Greenway – Image Credit | Jonathan Clark


Adding Value Through Landscape
Winner: Walthamstow Wetlands, Kinnear Landscape Architects Limited

Communications and Presentation
Winner: What’s Growing On The Greenway, The Paul Hogarth Company Limited

Design for a Large-Scale Development
Winner: Valencia Parque Central, Gustafson Porter + Bowman

Valencia Parque Central

Design for a Medium-Scale Development
Highly commended: V&A Dundee public realm, Optimised Environments Limited (OPEN)

Design for a Small-Scale Development
Winner: Marlborough Primary School, Macgregor Smith Landscape Architects

Marlborough Primary School

Design for a Temporary Landscape Project
Winner: Fitzpark, Arup

Enhancing Heritage and Culture
Special recognition: Folkestone Harbour Link, Macfarlane + Associates Ltd

Excellence through Planting and Horticulture
Winner: The Water Gardens, HTA Design LLP

The Water Gardens

Landscape Planning and Assessment
Winner: Shropshire Landscape and Visual Sensitivity Assessment, Gillespies LLP

Local Landscape Planning
Winner: Masterplan for Sustaining Caerphilly’s Landscape, WYG

Transforming through Management and Science
Joint winners:
Charting a Natural Course: An Ecosystem Services Opportunities Map and Natural Capital Account for the River Irwell, The Environment Partnership (TEP) Ltd

Richmond Park Management Plan, The Royal Parks

Urban Design and Masterplanning
Winner: High Path Estate Regeneration, PRP


Dame Sylvia Crowe Award for Outstanding International Contribution to People, Place and Nature
Winner: Landscape Belt Xianglu Bay in Zhuhai by LAY-OUT Planning Consultants with the Landscape Belt of Xianglu Bay in Zhuhai

Landscape Legacy Award
Winner: Zheng Jie’s Landscape Architecture Group , Hangzhou, China

Zheng Jie’s Landscape Architecture Group

Landscape Innovation Award
Winner: Pioneering Digital Innovation, Arup


Client of the Year
Winner: Derek Dunsire, Glasgow City Council
Nominated by Urban Movement Limited

Volunteer of the Year:
Bill Blackledge CMLI

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