The Landscape Institute announces Awards shortlist

The Landscape Institute Awards shortlist has been announced – entries include Eastside City Park, Birmingham, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop-Up Park.

The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession. This year’s shortlist, announced today, was drawn from entries received from all corners of the UK and overseas. The depth and range of the entries in all categories is testament to the depth and innovation present in these schemes.

All projects entered for the Landscape Institute Awards, need to have been completed during the ten year period to the end of June 2014, to be eligible for submission. President of the Landscape Institute, Noel Farrer will review all shortlisted projects to choose the recipient of the President’s Award 2014.

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.

Amongst this year’s shortlisted entries are the recently opened Tumbling Playground in the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, the Liverpool Central Library scheme – which features 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 groundbreaking projects such as 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.

Now in its eighth year, the Landscape Institute Awards 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.”