Book your place for the awards ceremony on 27 November
The Landscape Institute Awards shortlist has been announced, with entries including Eastside City Park, Birmingham, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop-Up Park.
The shortlist was drawn from entries received from all corners of the UK and overseas. The range of entries in all categories is testament to the depth and innovation present in these schemes. The submitted entries span diverse categories, from small to large scale public and private projects and include: Adding Value through Landscape, Heritage & Conservation, Science, Management and Stewardship, Neighbourhood Planning, Strategic Landscape Planning, Urban Design and Masterplanning. LI President Noel Farrer will review all shortlisted projects to choose the recipent of the President’s Award 2014.
Among this year’s shortlisted entries are the recently opened Tumbling Bay playground in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Liverpool Central Library scheme – which has a new bold and visible entrance, and the South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project, which tells the story and history of the landscape through a number of exciting projects to re-engage the community with their environment.
Previous winners of the Landscape Institute Awards, have included the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by LDA Design with Hargreaves Associates, Arup and Atkins, Beam Parklands by Arup and Gardens by the Bay, Singapore by Grant Associates with Wilkinson Eyre.
This year’s winners will be announced by prominent urban revitalisation strategist Majora Carter during a ceremony on 27th November at the Big Top, Bloomsbury in London.
Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute said of this year’s shortlist:
‘I have been taken aback by just how good the entries were. The shortlist features wide-ranging projects which start by re-acquainting people with their landscape and, through developing interest and desire, wake people up to the role that landscape can play in their lives. If we can achieve this for our body of work, and crawl out into the light, we will have moved our entire society closer to landscape.’
See the full shortlist and book places for the event on the LI website.