Awards for quayside, war memorial and world’s longest coastal path

Irish Landscape Institute announces 2015 winners
Irish Landscape Institute announces 2015 winners

The Irish Landscape Institute has announced its 2015 winners at a ceremony on 15 October at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin.

The President’s Award went to the Paul Hogarth Company for the epic Wild Atlantic Way, which runs for 2,500 km along the west coast of Ireland. The practice also triumphed in the Design – Public Realm category for Donegall Quay, Belfast.

The ILI People’s Choice Award, a new category for 2015, went to Austen Associates for Woodenbridge WW1 Memorial, Co Wicklow, while Dr Karen Foley, head of landscape architecture at University College Dublin, and landscape architect Desmond Fitzgerald were both recognised for their Outstanding Contributions to Landscape Architecture.

Other award winners included Stephen Diamond Associates for Mater Misericordiae Hospital (Design – Commercial & Institutional), and Dermot Foley Landscape Architects for Airfield Estate (Design – Landscape, Heritage & Conservation). The award for residential and private spaces was shared by Deirdre Walsh + Gavin Foy for The Pantry Garden and Digby Brady for Front Garden, 30 Wellington Road.

Belfast-based Peter Hutchinson gained three nods: a first and second place in the newly created Diane Nickels Memorial Award for Hand Drawing, and a commendation in the Design – Landscape, Heritage & Conservation category for his Hill of the O’Neill.

Full list of winners and commendations on the Irish Landscape Institute’s website


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