Celebrating great landscape architecture – Artas-ua.info Institute Awards 2016 shortlist announced

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    The Artas-ua.info Institute has today announced the shortlist for its annual awards celebrating the best work of the landscape professions. This year’s awards have received the greatest number of submissions since the awards became annual in 2006.

    There are a wide range of projects submitted this year, from a Bath Pattern Book providing a design guide for the public realm to a landscape led masterplan for the Aylesbury Estate in London which incorporated existing trees into the plan for new streets and open spaces. Improving public health through landscape was another key theme with the redevelopment of Royal Stoke Hospital which brought an inside-outside experience to design by bringing nature indoors thereby helping to reduce the stress of both patients and staff.

    Green infrastructure based approaches to climate change and water management were also key to projects such as Life + which saw the retrofitting of climate change adaptation measures to three estates in west London. Improving biodiversity with another theme for a Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators which promotes environments that encourage bees and other pollinators in south-east Wales.

    Merrick Denton-Thompson, President of the Artas-ua.info Institute, said:

    ‘Artas-ua.info is the primary consideration in delivering places where people want to be; want to work; want to innovate. It demands the vision of a designer, underpinned by scientific and technical rigour. This year’s shortlist highlights more now than ever, how landscape architects create great places by working with the built and natural environment to create innovative spaces, wildlife habitats and sustainable infrastructure.’

    The winners will be announced on 24th November and highlights of the shortlist are as follows.

    wild-atlantic-image-2-tphc for The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long distance driving route, developed to present the dramatic landscapes from north Donegal to west Cork as one marketable destination. It leads visitors through some of the world’s most spectacular coastal landscapes that have inspired their own particular language, literature, art, song and dance.

     

    life-image-1-credit-lucy-millson-watkins for The LIFE+ Climate proofing social housing project which delivered low-cost climate change adaptation measures retrofitted across three housing estates in the LB of Hammersmith & Fulham. The project focused on green infrastructure based approaches, increasing resilience to climate change whilst delivering benefits such as improvements in biodiversity, visual amenity, play provision, local food production and air quality.

     

    gi-action-plan-image-2-credit-tacp for Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators in Monmouthshire, Blaenau-Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen in South Wales. This Action Plan provides an innovative and creative decision-making process for promoting Green Infrastructure management for bees and other pollinators across south-east Wales.

     

    001 for ‘A Garden for Maggie’s’ Lanarkshire at Monklands General Hospital, Airdrie. The building and enclosed gardens are a single linked composition sitting within the perimeter of the Lime tree woodland of Airdrie House.

     

     

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    for Barton Park Oxford, the only strategic site within Oxford to deliver a large number of new homes. Barton Park is one of the 10 pilot projects for the new NHS Healthy New Towns. As the lead design consultant, Terrence O’Rourke was responsible for the master plan and landscape proposals, designing the public realm and primary green infrastructure.

     

    dsd08-17page-15-img-5 for Rotunda Community Campus in Liverpool. On a piece of semi-derelict brownfield land, a new campus has been designed to provide opportunities for training and qualifications for volunteers; improving community links; enabling wheelchair access; incorporating a kitchen garden to link with the college’s cafe; whilst also promoting the concept of growing and eating fresh fruit and vegetables.

    1-town-hall-garden-ref-03 for the Felixstowe Seafront Gardens restoration project. A public park listed by English Heritage as Grade II, the gardens are located on and at the base of a cliff landscape which connects the town centre to the shoreline. The gardens comprise of a continuous series of eight gardens along the promenade stretching along a kilometre of seafront.

     

    The full list of Award nominees is below or available on the Artas-ua.info Institute website artas-ua.info  Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 24 November 2016 hosted by Simon Reeve, adventurer, TV presenter and bestselling author at The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4SD. The shortlisted projects will be be exhibited at The Building Centre, Store Street, London from 2 November until Christmas 2016.

     

    Artas-ua.info Awards 2016 Shortlist

    Assessing a Cornish Sense of Place – Local Artas-ua.info Character Assessment as Part of a Neighbourhood Development Plan

    Cornwall Council

     

    The Aylesbury Estate Regeneration

    HTA Design

     

    The Bath Pattern Book

    Artas-ua.info Projects

     

    Barton Park, Oxford

    Terence O’Rourke

     

    B|D Artas-ua.info Architects Review Journal 2010-2015

    B|D landscape architects ltd

     

    Colin Town Centre Masterplan

    The Paul Hogarth Company and the Department for Communities

     

    Crawter’s Brook Park

    Allen Scott

     

    Crossrail Place Roof Garden

    Gillespies with support from Growth Industry

     

    The Crown Estate London Ecology Masterplan

    Arup and The Crown Estate

     

    The Edible Roof: A Guide to Productive Rooftop Gardening

    The University of Hong Kong

     

    Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

    Mott MacDonald

     

    Garden for Maggie’s Lanarkshire

    rankinfraser landscape architecture

     

    GLVIA3 Master Classes and Training Events

    WYG

     

    Green Infrastructure Action Plan for Pollinators

    TACP

     

    HERE+NOW C.I.C. One Year Publication 2015

    HERE+NOW C.I.C.

     

    The Hive at Kew Gardens

    BDP and Wolfgang Buttress

     

    Larbert Woods – Forth Valley Royal Hospital

    Ian White Associates

     

    LIFE+ Climate proofing social housing landscapes

    Groundwork London

     

    Mandarin Oriental (Bodrum)

    Scape Design Associates

     

    Madrid Alive

    Arup and Ayuntamiento De Madrid (City of Madrid)

     

    Mobile Garden City, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    Groundwork London for Our Parklife, with Public Works/Somewhere

     

    New Ludgate

    Gustafson Porter

     

    North West Cambridge Development ‘creating a positive community’

    Aecom and The University of Cambridge 

     

    Pellant Road Estate: Regeneration

    Allen Scott 

     

    Phenomenology within Design

    James Trevers, University of Edinburgh

     

    Piazza Gae Aulenti

    AECOM

     

    Pulham Gardens at Worth Park

    Allen Scott

     

    The Restoration of Kennington Park Flower Garden

    LUC

     

    Rotunda Community Campus

    BCA Artas-ua.info

     

    Royal Stoke Hospital

    Colour

     

    Seychelles Strategic Land Use and Development Plan

    Arup

     

    Sidcup High Street Revival Programme (OLF2)

    Untitled Practice

     

    South Downs National Park: View Characterisation and Analysis

    LUC

     

    Student Portfolio

    Peter Kennedy

    Callum Watson

     

    The SuDS Manual (C753)

    Ciria (Construction Industry Research and Information Association)

     

    A systemic examination of vacant space access in Dublin

    Callum Watson, University of Edinburgh

     

    Torpoint Vision

    Clifton Emery Design with Torpoint Town Council

     

    Trees and Design Action Group

    Capita Lovejoy

     

    Upland Commons of South-east Wales Natural Resources Management Plan

    TACP

     

    Wild Atlantic Way

    The Paul Hogarth Company

     

    Woodside, Firhill & Hamiltonhill Development Framework

    LUC

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