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Design Ideas Competition: Joseph Paxton

Paxton design ideas competition

Joseph Paxton was the designer of some of the earliest public parks in the world, in Birkenhead and Liverpool. As such, he is one of the most influential figures for the landscape profession today.

As a way of celebrating his life and legacy, the Landscape Institute North West would like to invite design teams to conceive and envisage a public park for the 21st century.

To register interest in the competition please email your team name and contact details to JosephPaxtonCompetition@gmail.com.

Registration deadline: 24th July 2015

Submission deadline: 4th September 2015

Each team must produce one A1 board. An award of £1000 will be presented to the winning entry. Please download additional information below.

Download the brief

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This competition has been organised by the Landscape Institute North West in conjunction with the MMU Landscape Architecture department and is supported by the Landscape Institute.

 

Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition

Moccas Park - competition site

The Capability Brown Festival Design Ideas Competition is part of the series of activities planned to celebrate the three hundredth anniversary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown's birth.

Full information on the Capability Brown Festival can be found here.

The competition is looking for contemporary design ideas inspired by Capability Brown's work. The winning designs will be used to inform what is implemented on ground at a real site - Moccas Registered Park and Garden, with lessons to pass on to other sites.

Competition Brief

Download the competition brief here*

IMPORTANT UPDATE TO BRIEF (10 March 2015)

PLEASE NOTE that the downloadable brief given above contains links on page 8 (under the title 'Useful Reading') that are now out of date, as the Natural England website has been updated.

The 'Herefordshire Lowlands National Character Area profile' and 'Herefordshire Lowlands NCA Statement of Environmental Opportunity' are now available under the following titles and links as given below:

National Character Area 99 Black Mountains and Golden Valley
NCA 99 Statement of Environmental Opportunity

Now available here.

National Character Area 100 Herefordshire Lowlands
NCA 100 Statement of Environmental Opportunity

Now available here.

Site visits

Further dates for site visits have now been set and are given below:

Monday 23rd March
Thursday 23rd April
Monday 1st June

The visits run from 12 – 3.30pm on each of these dates with National Nature Reserve manager, Saul Herbert, and Hereford County Council Archaeologist, Tim Hovard. Site visits will include a tour of the archaeological features and a visit to the privately owned medieval deer park of Moccas Park, adjacent to the site. Please contact Saul saul.herbert@naturalengland.org.uk or 07525 968 440 for details.

If you are unable to make any of these dates and prefer to make your own arrangements to visit the site you are welcome to do so by notifying Saul in advance about access arrangements using the contact details given above, however you will not be able to access Moccas Park.

For furthe information on site visits, please see page 5 of the competition brief.

Future organised site visits will be listed here when dates are announced.

Supporting Information to accompany the brief:

Map 1 Competition Site
Map 2 Designations 1
Map 3 Designations 2
Map 4 Priority Habitats
Map 5 Aerial Photograph - pre-felling
Moccas - an English Deer Park edited by T Harding and Tom Wall English Nature 2000 extracts-Reading the Landscape
Hereford Archaeology Report No 346
Natural England Historic designed landscapes contribution to ecosystem services
Competition site photographs and site photo locations (added 10 March 2015)

A basic base plan survey of the competition site is included in the Hereford Archaeology Report 346.

Questions and Answers

FAQs will be posted in response to entrant queries on the Landscape Institute website and updated regularly.

Entry information

The competition is open to all. Entrants can submit as individuals or part of a team. Prizes are given in two categories and detailed below.

Category 1 - Student (entrants in this category must be registered as student members of the Landscape Institute)

First Prize: £2,500

Second Prize: £1,500

Runners up prize x2: £500 each

Category 2 - Open to all

First Prize: £2,500

Second Prize: £1,500

Runners up prize x2: £500 each

Timetable

Final submission date 30th Sept 2015
Sifting panel October 2015
Judging November 2015
Announcement December 2015
Exhibition and published 2016 dates tbc

Registration

To register for the competition, please e-mail Sabina Mohideen at SabinaM@landscapeinstitute.org. You will be sent a Unique Reference Number (URN), that must be included on the Entry Form that accompanies your submission. The Entry Form is given as part of the brief. Receipt of your Unique Reference Number acts as confirmation that your registration has been successful. Please allow for a minimum of three working days from when you register to receive your URN. It is advised that you register as early as possible to avoid delays.

Judging

The competition will be judged according to the judging criteria by a specialist panel from Natural England, English Heritage, the Landscape Institute and from the landscape profession.


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Contact

The LI Competitions Office organises international landscape architecture and urban design competitions for a variety of clients and project types.

For further information please contact Events and Competitions Manager Sabina Mohideen or phone 020 7685 2647.

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