Landscape Institute announces 2015 awards shortlist

The Landscape Institute has released the shortlist of its annual awards celebrating landscape architecture.

2014 Award winner Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Image: LDA Design
2014 Award winner Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. Image: LDA Design

The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession. Previous winners including Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Winners will be announced on 26 November.

Shortlisted projects include:

OOBE for the Littlehaven Promenade where the sea wall has been moved away from coastal protection towards a new configuration that incorporates a wide natural beach, a stepped apron, a wide promenade and a back wall to create a collective coastal defence system.

Grant Associates for the masterplan for Bristol harbourside regeneration of a brownfield site in the heart of Bristol's former docks. Transforming the area into a new vibrant, green quarter and reconnecting the city centre with the historic waterfront.

LUC for the restoration of The Level Park in Brighton, an important public park in a prime location within Brighton City Centre, just a few minutes' walk from the train station and sea front. This project has successfully created a flagship park for Brighton and increased the quality of life in the surrounding neighbourhoods at the same time.

Urban Initiatives Studio Ltd for the new Middlehaven Park to regenerate an area of Middlesbrough. A new urban park will be a catalyst for change to transform Middlehaven into a great urban living and working neighbourhood located in the heart of the city. The park will frame Middlesbrough's most iconic structure, The Transporter Bridge.

Kinnear Landscape Architects for Brentford's 'make the connection' to remake Brentford High Street as a successful, liveable town centre and reassert its sense of place and identity. It aimed to improve the public realm connection for pedestrians and cyclists between the quiet High Street and the businesses and offices on the commercial Golden Mile.

The full shortlist:

A Record of Lancaster - BCA Landscape & Smiling Wolf

"An investigation into the invisible landscape of memory and experience and its potential applications to landscape site analysis and design development" - Melanie Clemmey

Arcadia Nursery - erz

Avon River Precinct, Christchurch, New Zealand - BDP

Ballymena Public Realm Consultation - The Paul Hogarth Company

Brentford High Street 'making the connection' - Kinnear Landscape Architects

Bring your Brolly Day, Southill Solar Farm, Charlbury - Clews Landscape Architecture Ltd

Bristol Harbourside Masterplan - Grant Associates

Cities Alive – rethinking green infrastructure - Arup

CIVI: Cumulative Impacts of Vertical Infrastructure - WYG

Derbyshire Street Pocket Park - Greysmith Associates

Great City Parks (2015) - Alan Tate

Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd and Snowdonia National Park Landscape Sensitivity and Capacity Study - Gillespies

John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes Building - LUC

Littlehaven Promenade - OOBE

Macaulay Walk - Churchman Landscape Architects Limited

Manchester Garden City - BDP

Middlehaven Development Framework: A new park as the catalyst for regeneration - Urban Initiatives Studio Ltd

Millshott Close, Hammersmith Riverside - Groundwork London

Monmouthshire Green Infrastructure Supplementary Planning Guidance - Chris Blandford Associates

"PhD Thesis - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Whose Values, Whose Benefits? A case study exploring the role of cultural values in ethnic minority under-representation in UK Parks" - Dr Bridget Snaith, Shape / University of East London

Public Participation in Landscape Architecture: The Rationale and the Reality - Stuart Malcolm

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: Park Management Plan 2014 to 2019 - Land Management Services Ltd

"Roof East", Stratford - Groundwork London

Services to Schools - Oakridge Infants School - Hampshire County Council. Property Services

South Park Plaza at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - James Corner Field Operations and LDA Design

Student Portfolio - Fraser Halliday, Rachel Brown

The Restoration of The Level, Brighton - LUC

The Visual Impact Provision: Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment of Existing Electricity Infrastructure in Nationally Protected Landscapes in England and Wales - National Grid, Independent Landscape Advisor Carys Swanwick, Gillespies, LUC

UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015 - BDP

Urban Physic Garden - Wayward

Vauxhall Promenade of Curiosities - Erect Architecture and J & L Gibbons

Walpole Park, London - J & L Gibbons

Wind Turbines and Pylons: Guidance on the Application of Separation Distances from Residential Properties - Gillespies

"Winter Participatory Landscape: Designing Bulgarian Ski Resort in time of Climate Change" - Yuhei Nakajima

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