University of Greenwich alumni triumph with urban commons design

Competition success for Greenwich landscape architects
Competition success for Greenwich landscape architects

Four landscape architects and alumni from the University of Greenwich – Ed Gant, Sarah Tolley, Rowan Case and Arlene Decker – have won the Designing the Urban Commons competition, organised by Theatrum Mundi.

Their proposal CarbonSync sets out new spaces for urban ‘commoning’. It was selected by an international jury which included Richard Sennett; architect Sarah Wigglesworth; Amica Dall, from Assemble Studio; Francesca Ferguson, from Make City Festival; Justin McGuirck, from Strelka Press; and Ricky Burdett, from LSE Cities.

The winning proposal will be exhibited at both the London School of Economics and the Make City Festival in Berlin.

After graduating from the MA Landscape Architecture programme in 2013, Ed, Sarah and Arlene joined landscape practices Arup, Levitt Bernstein and Turkington Martin respectively. Rowan currently works at Burwell Deakins.

This is Sarah’s second recent competition success, as she also won a Landscape Institute competition last year for her proposal, submitted with fellow landscape architect Bethany Gale, to transform Silvertown Docks into a new kind of marina.

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