Best Innovation/Technology used in a Landscape Scheme

Garscube Road at Dobbies Loan, Glasgow - image: BALI
Garscube Road at Dobbies Loan, Glasgow - image: BALI

Principal Award Winner: Land Engineering (Scotland)
Project: Garscube Road at Dobbies Loan, Glasgow
Client: Garscube Landscape Link
Architect: 7N Architects

Ambitious use of steel plate, porphyry gabions and bright red rubber crumb path surface demanded a high skill level and technical knowledge were essential to ensure success. The aim of the design was to regenerate a subway and reconnect a community split by Glasgow's M8 motorway.

Judges' comments: Highly creative and unique lighting used in this imaginative scheme presented new technical challenges for this contractor. It has been effectively and innovatively used to ensure safe passage for pedestrians, cyclists and street entertainers alike.

Award Winners

Blakedown Landscapes (SE)
Project: Brockwell Park Wet Play Area, Herne Hill, London
Client: Brockwell Park
Architect: Elizabeth Jackson, Land Use Consultants

The paddling pool is a great asset and has been well received by the public. Fun features such as pumps and locks stimulate children's imagination. Construction skills and health and safety considerations are a credit to the contractor.

Graduate Gardeners
Project: Winchcombe, Cheltenham
Designer: Stuart Gibbs, Graduate Gardeners

A crystal-clear natural swimming pond blending into the surrounding countryside and finished to a high standard with services concealed beneath a diving deck. This was a complex scheme on an exposed but beautiful site.

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