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Landscape Institute award winners revealed

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A guide to sustainable urban drainage systems bagged the top award at this year’s Landscape Institute Awards (LIA)

The awards recognise outstanding achievement within the landscape profession across a number of categories.

The President’s Award - often seen as an indicator of trends in landscape design - was presented to The Landscape Partnership for their guide to implementing sustainable urban drainage systems in Cambridge.

The guide promotes and sets out the design standard for managing rainfall in Cambridge City Council.

Jo Watkins, president of the Landscape Institute, said the guide ‘sets the standard for innovative intervention in the landscape and provides a model for others to follow. Sustainable urban drainage is a great example of frugal yet appropriate development.’

AECOM were awarded the ‘best design between one and five hectares’ prize for their Pier Head & Canal Link in Liverpool. The scheme recently received the 2010 RIBA CABE Public Space Award.

Richard Bisgrove, director of landscape management at the University of Reading, received the Peter Youngman award for outstanding contribution to landscape. His research looks at the restoration and management of historic gardens.

The Landscape Institute is an educational charity and chartered body responsible for conserving and enhancing the natural and built environment. The organisation represents over 6000 members in the landscape trade.

The award winners in full:

Peter Youngman Award

  • Winner: Richard Bisgrove, Director of Landscape Management at the University of Reading

President’s Award

  • Cambridge SuDS Design and Adoption Guide by The Landscape Partnership

Communications & Presentation

  • Winner: Making Space in Dalston, London by J&L Gibbons
  • Commended: Golden Square, Birmingham by Capita Lovejoy

Heritage & Conservation

  • Winner: Arnos Vale Cemetery Restoration, Bristol by Nicholas Pearson Associates
  • Highly commended: Hill Close Gardens, Warwick by Plincke
  • Highly commended: Chiswick House Gardens, London by Scott Wilson
  • Commended: Valentines Park, Ilford by Land Use Consultants

Design under 1ha

  • Winner: Duncan Terrace Gardens, London by Remapp
  • Highly commended: Lyric Theatre Roof Garden, London by Groundwork London
  • Highly commended: Braham Street Park, City of London by EDCO Design London Ltd
  • Commended: The Living Wall, Westfield London by AECOM

Design 1 - 5ha

  • Winner: Pier Head public Realm and Canal Link, Liverpool by AECOM
  • Highly commended: Ashford Ring Road by Whitelaw Turkington
  • Highly Commended: Institute of Art, Design & Technology Campus by Stephen Diamond Associates
  • Commended: St John’s Square Blackpool by Planit IE Limited

Design over 5ha

  • Winner: Cambourne Green Infrastructure, South Cambridgeshire by Randall Thorpe
  • Highly commended: The Forthquarter Park, Edinburgh by Hyland Edgar Driver
  • Highly commended: Meadow Farm Hurley by mhp design

Landscape Policy

  • Winner: Cambridge SuDS Design and Adoption Guide by The Landscape Partnership

Local Landscape Planning

  • Winner: MKSM Green Infrastructure Design Guide by Chris Blanford Associates
  • Highly commended: Cambourne New Settlement by Randall Thorp
  • Commended: Cornwall AONB Atlas by Land Use Consultants

Strategic Landscape Planning

  • Winner: Greater Ashford Development Strategy: Environmental Workstream by Studio Engleback
  • Highly commended: Wirral Borough Landscape Assessment by TEP
  • Highly commended: Strategic Planning for the Cotswolds Landscape by the Cotswolds Conservation Board

Student Portfolio

  • Winner: Ruth Olden, Edinburgh College of Art

Urban Design & Masterplanning

  • Highly commended: Oxford Circus London by Atkins
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