Olympic Park project scoops top awards at Landscape Institute event

The Olympic Park won two awards at the Landscape Institute Awards ceremony yesterday (29 November).

LDA-Design with Hargreaves Associates, Arup and Atkins, the design team behind the Olympic Park, won the president’s award while the Olympic Delivery Authority scooped the Peter Youngman Award for outstanding contribution to landscape architecture. 

Both awards recognised not only the special nature of the Olympic Park project but the extraordinary achievement it represented, said president Sue Illman.

"It is rare a project can attract so many superlatives and such a consensus on achievements, whilst also providing practical lessons in restoration, sustainability, regeneration and the art of the possible.

"In selecting this project for the President’s Award I salute the skill, determination and commitment of the project team in delivering the Olympic Park that inspired us all, and made the country proud." 

The ODA was awarded its prize as a celebration of the "leadership, innovation, skill and dedication shown by all members of the profession involved in the planning, design and creation of the Olympic Park"

Illman said: "The Award recognises the role the project has played as the most significant demonstration of the value and importance of investment in landscape at the heart of high quality public open space.

The winners:

President’s Award

LDA Design with Hargreaves Associates, Arup and Atkins

Peter Youngman Award

The Olympic Delivery Authority

Design Under 1ha

Winner: Brockhole Jetty, Lake District by Planit-ie

Highly Commended: Next Wave (Phase 1), Bexhill-on-Sea by HTA Landscape Design

Highly Commended: Brunswick Cemetery Gardens, Bristol by New Leaf Studio

Commended: Arundel Square, London Borough of Islington by Remapp

Design 1-5ha

Winner: Potters Fields Park, London by Gross.Max

Highly Commended: Fordham Park and Walpole Road Underpass, London by The Landscape Partnership

Highly Commended: Cathedral Square, Peterborough by LDA Design

Highly Commended: Three Mills Green, London by Churchman Landscape Architects

Design Over 5ha

Winner: Coworth Park, Dorchester Collection, Berkshire by Macfarlane Wilder

Strategic Landscape Planning

Winner: Temporary Greenspace Study by OPEN (Optimised Environments Limited)

Heritage and Conservation

Winner: Restoration of Clifton Park, Rotherham by LDA Design

Highly Commended: Ouseburn Parks, Newcastle upon Tyne by Southern Green Ltd

Highly Commended: Bushey Rose Garden, Herefordshire by Land Use Consultants

Neighbourhood Planning

Winner: Kilmahew/St Peter’s, Cardross by erz.

Highly Commended: Woodberry Wetlands, London by Allen Scott Landscape Architects

Highly Commended: The Gatherings, Bakewell Town Centre Public Realm Framework by

Maxim Urban Design

Urban Design and Masterplanning

Winner: Queenborough & Rushenden Masterplan, Isle of Sheppey, Kent by Rummey Design

Highly Commended: Stoneywood Estate Development Framework and Masterplan, Aberdeen by OPEN (optimised Environments)

Highly Commended: Belfast Streets Ahead Masterplan by AECOM Design + Planning

Highly Commended: Meridian Water, Enfield by LDA Design

Communications and Presentation

Highly Commended: The Garden of the Beasts, Hampton Court Palace by Davies White and Room60

Highly Commended: Cairngorm National Park Entry Points, Scotland by Ian White Associates Landscape Architects

Landscape Policy & Research

Highly Commended: Forestry Commission Scotland Practice Guide, Conserving and managing trees and woodlands in Scotland’s designed landscapes by Peter McGowan, Peter McGowan Associates

Student Portfolio

Winner: Amy Kirk, MA Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield

Student Dissertation

Highly Commended: Helen Hoyle, MA Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield: The use of cutting and  irrigation to delay the flowering of native wildflower meadows

Highly Commended: Roisin O’Riordan, MA Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield: Petrorhagia saxifrage germination response to masonry block substrates for use in living walls

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