The 2009 Hadrian Awards are now open for entries and organisers are keen to encourage entries from landscape architects.

Southern Green's Trinity Gardens
Southern Green's Trinity Gardens : a winner in 2007

As the principal awards scheme for architecture and design in the North of England, it celebrates and promotes the best in architecture and the design of the built environment in the region.

The awards seek to demonstrate the value of high-quality design to quality of life, the environment, to the public, clients and funders, and to communities and professionals. The biennial event, now in its 20th year, is the only professionally assessed awards scheme in the region focused on good practice across the whole of the built environment, including architecture, urban design and landscape design.

Schemes are assessed on their success in contributing to their environment, fulfilling their brief, pleasing their users, on value for money and their approach to sustainability.

There are no entry categories – they are open to schemes of all sizes, including the design of new buildings, conversions, re-modelling or extensions, building conservation, placemaking and urban design.The organisers are keen to see a variety of schemes entered and encourage schemes that have been designed by small-scale practices, and schemes in areas where the region needs to demonstrate more good practice – public and private housing, public space, and urban design.

In 2007, landscape architect Southern Green Ltd was honoured for its Trinity Gardens project Newcastle QuaysideThe entry period will close on 29 June and the ceremony will take place on 8 October.

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