City Park, Bradford, Swansea Bay tidal lagoon and Battersea Power Station pavilion and pop-up park, among projects shortlisted for awards

Landscape projects which have been shortlisted in this year's Landscape Institute Awards have been announced.

Shorlisted project: City Park, Bradford by Gillespies. Copyright Gillespies/photographer Giles Rocholl
Shorlisted project: City Park, Bradford by Gillespies. Copyright Gillespies/photographer Giles Rocholl

The shortlist includes Eastside City Park, Birmingham, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop-Up Park, as well as the recently opened Tumbling Playground in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Public realm schemes such as the Liverpool Central Library scheme and City Park in Bradford have been chosen alongside projects such as facilitating a debate about climate change in the Lower Ouse Valley, Sussex and the South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project, which tells the story and history of the landscape through a number of projects which re-engage the community with their environment.

The Heritage Lottery Fund's State of UK Public Parks report written by landscape architect Peter Neal, was also shortlisted.

Projects come from across the UK and abroad and are judged in a wide range of categories. Winners will be announced by prominent New Yorker and urban revitilisation strategist Majora Carter during a ceremony on 27 November at the Big Top in Bloomsbury, central London.
To be eligable, projects entered for the Landscape Institute Awards, need to have been completed during the ten year period to the end of June 2014. Institute president Noel Farrer will now review the shortlist to choose his President's Award 2014. London practice Burns + Nice has won the top accolade in last year’s awards for its reworking of Leicester Square City Quarter in London.

Farrer said: "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."

The full shortlist:

Project: A Comprehensive Street Tree Management Plan for Hong Kong
Landscape Architect: Urbis Limited
Location: Hong Kong

Project: Adapting to Climate Change: Launching the Debate in the Lower Ouse Valley
Landscape Architect: LDA Design Consulting LLP
Location: Lower Ouse Valley, Sussex

Project: Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop-Up Park
Landscape Architect: LDA Design Consulting LLP
Location: Battersea, London, UK

Project: Burgess Park Regeneration Project
Landscape Architect: LDA Design Consulting LLP
Location: Burgess Park, London

Project: Canal Park Design Guide and Implementation Plan
Landscape Architect: J&L Gibbons LLP
Location: Hackney and Tower Hamlets, London

Project: Church Street and Paddington Green Infrastructure and Public Health Plan
Landscape Architect: Grant Associates
Location: London, UK

Project: City Park, Bradford
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Location: Bradford, UK

Project: Columbia Range School, Discovery Park
Landscape Architect: Sunderland City Council
Location: Sunderland, UK

Project: Eastside City Park
Architect: Patel Taylor
Location: Birmingham, UK

Project: Environmental Stewardship & Historic Parkland
Landscape Architect: Cookson & Tickner

Project: The Landscape Strategy team: Hampshire County Council
Landscape Architect: Hampshire County Council, Property Service
Location: Hampshire, UK

Project: LSBU Public Realm
Landscape Architects: B|D Landscape Architects
Location: London South Bank University, London

Project: Liverpool Central Library
Landscape Architect: Austin-Smith:Lord
Location: Liverpool

Project: Lon Gwyrfai, Multi Use Path
Landscape Architect: Harrison Design Development
Location: Lon Gwyrfai, Wales

Project: Maida Hill Market
Landscape Architect: Gillespies
Location: London

Project: Masterplan for East Village
Landscape Architect: Broadway Malyan
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Project: Monitoring the effects of Environmental Stewardship on Landscape Character and Quality, and Developing Indicators and Thresholds for Monitoring the Landscape Impacts of Environmental Stewardship at the National Character Area Scale
Landscape Architect: LUC (Land Use Consultants)

Project: Seascape Assessment for the South Marine Plan Areas
Landscape Architect: LUC (Land Use Consultants)
Location: South Marine, UK

Project: South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project
Landscape Architect: South Pennines Local Nature Partnership
Location: South Pennines

Project: The State of UK Public Parks 2014
Landscape Architect: Peter Neal Consulting in partnership with Community First Partnership

Project: Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Landscape Architect: LDA Design
Location: Swansea

Project: Tumbling Bay Playground, Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park
Landscape Architect: LUC (Land Use Consultants)
Location: London

Project: Vermilion, Rathbone Market
Landscape Architect: Churchman Landscape Architects
Location: Rathbone Market

Project: Wandle Park
Landscape Architect: Croydon Council
Location: Croydon

Portfolio Submission
Student: Paloma Stott

Portfolio Submission
Student: Freddie Egan

Dissertation: Addressing open space pressures in urban centres: Assessing and planning for the recreational use of historic English urban cemeteries
Student: David Hammett

Dissertation: ‘A New Ethical Design Process’
Student: Jacqui Jobbins

Dissertation: Memory-Sensitive Landscape Architecture
Student: Lauri Mikkola

Dissertation: Minami-Sanriku: Disaster Resilient Planning
Student: Vanessa Powell

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