The Helix Landscape wins first place in landscape awards

Winners of Placemaking in Scotland competition announced

After a lively debate from a judging panel which included Karen Anderson, chair of Architecture and Design Scotland, and LI president Noel Farrer, landscape architecture practice Ironside Farrar has won top prize at the Placemaking in Scotland competition.

Ironside Farrar led the way in the chartered landscape architect category of the awards for its Helix Landscape, which links Falkirk and Grangemouth. Julian Farrar attended to accept the prize of £1,000.

Yuechen Hu took home the prize in the student category for Redlees Country Park in Brantyre. Four of the other entries were highly commended.

Winner of the Public ‘Popular Vote’ for the best scheme was Lisa Mackenzie for An t-Eilean.

Some 27 entries were shortlisted in the awards, which are run by the Landscape Institute Scotland. The prizes were presented by Linda Fabiani MSP, Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, who said she was impressed by the subjects covered by the entries.

Karen Anderson described the LIS Placemaking Competition as ‘a great showcase for the varied work that Landscape Architects do in Scotland’. They work with many other professions to create schemes of all sizes and types, she added, ‘and this competition allows the public to understand the important role landscape architecture plays in shaping our places’.

Noel Farrer commented that ‘thinking holistically is the landscape professional’s specialism’ and that the LI is ‘uniquely placed to provide leadership through clarity of vision, and to assist our members through the coordination of continuous learning and support’.

Further details are available on the Landscape Institute Scotland website.

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