The great outdoors: we unveil the 2015 Landscape Institute Award winners
The Landscape Institute Awards is the UK's annual celebration of design in the outdoors, encouraging the very best in landscape architecture around the country. This year's roster of winners spans parks, urban plazas and green infrastructure; and it has just been unveiled, during a ceremony in central London.
Given out to outstanding designs of all scales that highlight the importance of landscape work and help change the way we relate with green and open air surroundings, these industry gongs are a true hallmark of excellence in the field.
This year's winners include (but are not limited to): Urban Physic Garden by Wayward (Design for a Temporary Landscape), Cities Alive - rethinking green infrastructure by Arup (Communications and Presentation), Vauxhall Promenade of Curiosities by Erect Architecture and J & L Gibbons (Adding Value Through Landscape), Derbyshire Street Pocket Park, London by Greysmith Associates (Design for a Small Scale Development), Walpole Park, London by J & L Gibbons (Heritage and Conservation), South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by James Corner Field Operations and LDA Design (Design for a Large Scale Development), Littlehaven Promenade by OOBE (Design for a Medium Scale Development) and, last but not least, Brentford High Street 'making the connection' by Kinnear Landscape Architects (Urban Design and Masterplanning and the coveted President's Award).
The student portfolio and dissertation categories have been awarded respectively to Fraser Halliday of the Edinburgh College of Art and Stuart Malcolm of the University of Edinburgh, for their exceptional course work.
The above projects, and even more, will join previous prestigious winners, such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, in the Landscape Institute's virtual hall of fame.