Hosted by Natural England and run by the Landscape Institute, asked entrants to consider how they could influence the design and layout.

Four winners in Capability Brown Ideas Competition

Four winners have been announced in the Capability Brown Design Ideas Competition.

There were two categories, one for students and one for professionals, and there were two winners in each category.

In the professional category the winners were:

Masterplan by Matthew Wigan Associates

Matthew Wigan Associates, whose entry was described by the judges as: ‘A very detailed analysis of the historic influences connecting with the concepts of the Beautiful and Picturesque, with practical scope for sensitive wood pasture and habitat creation.’

Entry by Colvin and Moggridge

Colvin and Moggridge Landscape Architects, whose entry the judges described as: ‘Packed with detailed analysis, backed up by an array of design ideas to complement this site and inspire others.’

The student winners were:

Jo Phillips and Owen Byron addressed views of the sky at Moccas

Jo Phillips and Owen Byrom of Manchester Metropolitan University with ‘Moccas Skyscape’, described by the judges as: ‘A striking concept that connects people with trees and the sky. A design with a strong spatial structure which optimises the emotional effect of openness and enclosure and takes advantage of the available views.’

Leopold Taylor and Naomi Rubbra presented their entry beautifully

Leopold Taylor and Naomi Rubbra of Edinburgh College of Art with ‘Moccas Hill Wood: The Contemporary Brown?’ described by the judges as: ‘Work of a very high quality, full of interest and invention and beautifully presented in a style redolent of the 18th century .…an enchanting masterplan which reflects the hand of the contemporary Brown.’

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