Jury announced for Landscape Institute's Paxton Park design competition

The Landscape Institute North West Branch and the MMU Landscape Architecture Department recently launched a design ideas competition to create a 21st-century public park in celebration of the work of Joseph Paxton.

Topiary at Chatsworth, where Paxton was head gardener. Image: MorgueFile
Topiary at Chatsworth, where Paxton was head gardener. Image: MorgueFile

Teams are invited to conceive and envisage a public park for the 21st Century as a way of celebrating Paxton's life and legacy. Each team must produce 1 no. A1 board. An award of £1000 will be presented to the winning entries [1 x professional + 1 x student] and each submission will be part of an exhibition at MMU in October 2015.

Three landscape architects have now been confirmed for the competition shortlist's judging panel. They are:

- James Corner, who worked on New York's High Line and London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park;
- Johanna Gibbons, design adviser to the Mayor's Design for London unit and whose work includes the Mile End Park Green Bridge, for Angel Building (architect AHMM), and Making Space in Dalston; and
- Tilman Latz, whos work includes a design of the masterplan for Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace Park and St Peter's Square in Manchester.

The registration deadline for the competition is 24 July. To register email your team name and contact details to josephpaxtoncompetition@gmail.com by 24.07.15.

For further information, including the full brief, visit the Landscape Institute website or please free to email Kate for further details atjosephpaxtoncompetition@gmail.com

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