Winners of the 2022 WLA Professional Awards

World Landscape Architecture received over 240 entries for the 2022 WLA Professional Awards from the greatest number of countries in the Awards history. The quality of the entries was high, with entries including art installations, sky parks, expo parks, wetlands, linear parks, pop-ups, masterplans, climate adaptation concepts, small gardens and industrial reuse.

Thank you to our jury for the 2022 WLA Professional Awards who volunteered time to review the entries over two rounds with a final review of the winner’s list.

Margot Long BCSLA, FCSLA, AALA, ASLA, LEED® GA
Principal – PWL PARTNERSHIP LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS INC.

Mindy Cooper PLA
Principal – at dwg. an Austin-based practice that is passionate about creating outdoor
spaces that inspire and delight.

Thanasis Polyzoidis
Architect-Landscape architect. co-founder of topio7 architects-landscape architects, Athens – Greece

Tompy Hoedelmans
landscape architect . urban designer
creative director at OMGEVING

Ziming Liu
French registered landscape architect
Expert consultant of major project decision-making in Shenzhen, China
Landscape planning judge of Shenzhen Campus of Sun Yat-sen University

Winners

We are proud to announce the winners for the 2022 Professional WLA Awards is as follows (in alphabetical project order) for each category:

Built-Large

Award of Excellence
Little Island | MNLA

Little Island | MNLA | Image Credit: Timothy Schenck

Juror comments: “An innovative project that created park space where there was none. The project should be noted for bringing the public closer to the river in a unique and creative manner.” and “An outstanding project with a contemporary and innovated design that takes into account the resiliency to the climate crisis, promotes ecology and biodiversity, uses innovated construction methods, and creates interesting public spaces with excellent spatial qualities that blur the boundaries between landscape typologies of a park and a public garden.”

Merit Award
Dale Hodges Park | O2 Planning & Design, Sans façon, Source 2 Source Inc., AECOM

Zhoukou Shahewan Wetland Park | Beijing Sunshine Landscape Co., Ltd

Honour Award
Wilderness Garden and Amphitheater |  Z’scape

Etzenrade Castle Garden | LOLA Landscape Architects + Piet Oudolf

Built – Small

Award of Excellence
A Fairy Tale Tribute To The Ocean | AECOM

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A Fairy Tale Tribute To The Ocean | AECOM

Juror comments: “A beautiful playful project filled with research and analytical research to support the design intent. Craftsmanship is outstanding and incredibly beautiful. It is wonderful seeing the effort spend on children who will be the next generation.”

Merit Award
Flower Field Bamboo Pavilion – Urban Park Micro Renovation | Atelier cnS, School of Architecture, South China University of Technology

The Origin of the River Plaza – Chengdu CIFI Cmall | Platform Design Group

Honour Award
New Entrance to Bispebjerg Cemetery | VEGA landskab

Sponge Garden | De Urbanisten

Built – Urban Design

Award of Excellence
Taichung Green Corridor | Mecanoo

Taichung Green Corridor | Mecanoo

Juror comment: “An interesting project that upgrades the site’s conditions while maintaining its characteristics, and creates a continuous green space of biodiversity that connects the different parts of the city in a sustainable way. The design covers a wide range of factors such as urban regeneration, public participation, historic preservation, green and water resources, and circulation routes for pedestrians and bikes.”

Merit Award
Urban Renovation of Jixiang Street, Chongqing | WTD Group

Honour Award
Guangzhou Shipyard Park Phase One | SWA Group

Yongtai Park | Ningbo Urban Construction Design And Research Institute Co.Ltd

Built – Private Residential

Award of Excellence
Quarry House | Design Workshop

Quarry House | Design Workshop

Jury comments: “It is apparent that the design solution on this site came from a deep knowledge of and respect for the land and ecoregion.  Thoughtful strategies were employed but were not heavy handed. Photos and diagrams tell the story wonderfully.” and “A project that decodes and integrates successfully the “spirit of the place”, the surrounding landscape and ecosystems, the geological formations, and the natural forces and creates sustainable, poetic spaces with spatial qualities and quality in details constituting a sustainable landscape case study for its community.”

Merit Award
Prospect House | Design Workshop

Honour Award
Dry Garden Poetry | Arterra Landscape Architects

The backlit garden – Yosemite Villa garden design | Jianan Landscape Design Office

Built – Commercial Residential

Award of Excellence
CIFI Inner Peace Community | L&A Design

CIFI Inner Peace Community | L&A Design

Juror comments: “This project has a playfulness to it that reflects the intent of the landscape architecture. The landscape design and master plan seems to put the landscape open space from and centre. Good innovation approaches to stormwater. “

Merit Award
CRCC Woshan Longfu | Guangzhou S.P.I. Design

Honour Award
Longfor Chunjiang Central | Guangzhou S.P.I. Design

Concept – Design

Award of Excellence
Hofbogen | De Urbanisten, DS Landschapsarchitecten and De Dakdokters

Hofbogen | De Urbanisten, DS Landschapsarchitecten and De Dakdokters

Juror Comment: “The extent of this concept into the environment is dramatic and incredibly substantial for a project of this nature.  Though not a new idea, the integration into the surrounding context was well executed. I look forward to seeing this become a reality.”

Merit Award
Reimagining Great Ormond Street | LDA Design

The s.m.a.r.t. street concept | BoschSlabbers landscape architects

Honour Award
Zuiderpark The Hague | Flux landscape architecture

Concept – Analysis & Planning

Award of Excellence
Waterplan Antwerp | De Urbanisten, Witteveen + Bos Belgium and Common Ground

Waterplan Antwerp | De Urbanisten

Juror Comment: “Inspiring approach to stormwater and community resiliency that could be applied in many cities around the world.” and “An interesting project that gives an inspiring vision of how a city can be resilient to the climate crisis, promoting a very interesting concept regarding water structures.”

Merit Award
Parc Jean-Drapeau | NIPPAYSAGE

Honour Award
Integral Design Method Public Space | City of Amsterdam, IOOR-team 

Health Circle Strategies for Habitat Restoration and Landscape Planning of Beihai Wetland Nature Reserve | Guangzhou S.P.I. Design

Editors Award

The Editor’s Award is selected from the entries that did not receive a jury award but a worthy of a WLA Award as judged by WLA Editor – Damian Holmes

A Street Serves Life – Environmental Renovation of Xihongmen Venture Street | L&A Design
Editors comment: “Streets are often underutilised in cities. This project shows that a lively street can be created through “urban acupuncture” and take full advantage of the streetscape and underutilised adjacent spaces to create multi-generational places for all to enjoy.”

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