The five shortlisted entries for the Canterbury Cathedral Landscape Design Competition are on show at a public exhibition
The teams’ boards have also been posted digitally here.
The design competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, and launched in the early summer, is seeking ‘an exceptional team to rethink how visitors approach and encounter England’s first cathedral’.
The brief calls for ‘exemplary and sustainable landscape design, which recognises the spiritual, historic and national importance of the site’. The five teams whose work is being shown at the exhibition are: Hyland Edgar Driver Landscape Architects (UK) in collaboration with architectural glass artists Andrew Moor Associates, Thorn Lighting and KLH Sustainability; a Netherlands-based team of ‘exhibition architects’ Kossmann.dejong in collaboration with interdisciplinary planning studio Felixx, ‘technical consultancy for outdoor space’ ROD’OR Advies and Van den Berk Nurseries; Michael Lee Architects (UK) in collaboration with Austin Winkley & Associates, Danish design practice NORM, ecological consultancy Biodiversity by Design, garden designer Noel Kingsbury and Jackson Coles Construction Consultants; Purcell (UK) in collaboration with Arup, architects Tonkin Liu, property consultants Bare Leaning & Bare (Synergy LLP) and Fletcher Teckman Consulting Ltd; and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan Ltd Landscape Design (UK) in collaboration with Gianni Botsford Architects, artists Langlands & Bell, project managers Press & Starkey and consulting engineers Hockley & Dawson.
A winner will be announced in November by Canterbury Cathedral. Further details on the project can be found at the dedicated competition website.