LDA Design takes the top prize at 2014 Landscape Institute Awards

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon wins Presidents Award

The Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon is the winner of the President's Award at this year's LI Awards, announced on Thursday 27 November.

The project will be the world's first man-made tidal lagoon, producing significant amounts of renewable energy and also providing a major sports, tourism and leisure destination. Designed by LDA Design, construction of the project is due to start next year.

Noel Farrer, president of the LI, said, 'LDA Design has acted in a way that we all need to follow. The landscape architects have truly led from the front. In their role as client advisor they have briefed the architects and engineers on what they need to do. This is truly landscape coming out into the open. LDA Design is a truly deserving winner of the President’s Award for 2014.'

The project also won the Strategic Landscape Planning category.
The other category winners were as follows.

Adding Value through Landscape

Winner: Maida Hill Market, London by Gillespies
Highly commended: Columbia Grange School Discovery Park, Sunderland by Sunderland City Council Design Services
Highly commended: Landscape Strategy team at Hampshire County Council.

Maida Hill Place. Photo: Kate Beard

Communications and Presentation

Winner: South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project: communications and interpretations strategy by Pennine Prospects

South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project. Photo: Steve Morgan/ Pennine Prospects

Design Small Scale Public

Winner: Tumbling Bay playground, Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, London by LUC
Highly commended: Liverpool Central Library by Austin-Smith: Lord

Tumbling Bay playground. Photo: LUC

Design Medium Scale Public

Winner: Eastside City Park, Birmingham by Patel Taylor
Highly commended: Lon Gwyrfai, Multi Use Path, Snowdonia National Park by Harrison Design Development
Highly commended: City Park, Bradford by Gillespies

Eastside City Park, Birmingham. Photo: Peter Cook

Design Large Scale Public

Highly commended: Burgess Park Regeneration Project, London by LDA Design
Highly commended: Wandle Park, London by Croydon Council

Burgess Park, London. Photo: Southwark Council

Design Medium Scale Private

Highly commended: Battersea Power Station pavilion and pop-up park by LDA Design
Highly commended: London South Bank University public realm by b:d landscape architects

London South Bank University. Photo: b:d Landscape Architects

Design Small Scale Private

Highly commended: Vermilion, Rathbone Market, London by Churchman Landscape Architects

Rathbone Market. Photo: Tim Crocker

Heritage and Conservation

Highly commended: The restoration of Brockwell Park, London by LUC

Brockwell Park. Photo: LUC

Landscape Policy and Research

Winner: A Comprehensive Street Tree Management Plan for Hong Kong by Urbis
Highly commended: State of UK Public Parks 2014 by Peter Neal in partnership with Community First Partnership
Highly commended: Environmental Stewardship & Historic Parkland by Cookson & Tickner
Highly commended: Landscape Impacts of Environmental Stewardship by LUC

Hong Kong's Street Tree Management Plan. Photo: Urbis

Neighbourhood Planning

Winner: Church Street and Paddington Green infrastructure and public-realm plan, London by Grant Associates

Church Street and Paddington Green. Image: Grant Associates

Strategic Landscape Planning

Winner: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon by LDA Desgin
Highly commended: Seascape  assessment for the South Marine Plan areas, south coast by LUC

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Image: LDA

Student Dissertation

Winner: 'A New Ethical Design Process' by Jacqueline Jobbins, Writtle College
Highly commended; ‘Addressing open space pressures in urban centres: Assessing and planning for the recreational use of historic English urban cemeteries’ by David Hammett, University of Edinburgh
Highly commended: ‘Minami-sanriku Disaster Resilient Planning’ by Vanessa Powell, University of Gloucestershire
Highly commended: 'Memory-sensitive landscape architecture' Lauri Mikkola

Image from Jacqueline Jobbins' dissertation

Student Portfolio

Winner: Paloma Stott, University of Edinburgh
Highly commended: Freddie Egan, University of Edinburgh

Image from Paloma Stott's portfolio

Urban Design and Masterplanning

Highly commended: Canal Park Design Guide and Implementation Plan, London by J&L Gibbons with muf architecture/art, East, Meadowcroft Griffin for the London Legacy Development Corporation
Highly commended: Masterplan for East Village, Calgary, Alberta, Canada by Broadway Malyan

Masterplan for East Village, Calgary. Image: Broadway Malyan

College of Felllows Award

Winner: Adapting to Climate Change: Launching the debate in the Lower Ouse Valley by LDA Design

Front cover image from the Lower Ouse Valley report

Full list of winning and commended projects, with links to detailed project information


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