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ILI Landscape Awards 2015 Winners

The awards, which returned after a brief break, aimed to highlight the strong garden design and skilled designers in Ireland

The winners of the Irish Landscape Institute Landscape Awards 2015 have been announced

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3 November 2015 | 0

Since its founding, the Irish Landscape Institute has been committed to raising standards of landscape design in Ireland and to pioneering new approaches to environmental planning. The ILI Landscape Awards give recognition to exemplary landscape projects, and celebrate the contribution of landscape architects to the public good.

This year, a superb collection of projects was entered across eight categories, demonstrating the scope and skills of Irish Landscape Institute members within a range of practice sectors.

Two new categories were launched this year: the ILI PEOPLE’s CHOICE Award, and the Diane Nickels Memorial Award for Hand drawing. This latter award was launched in honour of Diane Nickels, who passed away seven years ago. Nickels was the first female president of the ILI and was renowned as a highly skilled sketch artist. According to the ILI “This award is to recognise, promote and celebrate one of the landscape architect’s key skills – the use of drawing, by hand, as a means to communicate, develop and articulate design ideas.”

ILI AWARD WINNERS 2015:

 DESIGN – PUBLIC REALM

Winner: Donegall Quay – The Paul Hogarth Co.

Highly Commended: Connswater Community Greenway – AECOM

Commended: Nenagh Town Park – Stephen Diamond Associates

Commended: Mardyke Gardens – Cunnane Stratton Reynolds

Commended: Raised Promenade – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Council Parks Department

 

DESIGN – COMMERCIAL & INSTITUTIONAL

Winner: Mater Misericordiae Hospital – Stephen Diamond Associates

Highly Commended: Deaf Village Ireland – Dermot Foley Landscape Architects

Commended: Old Presbytery – ÁIT Place

 

DESIGN – LANDSCAPE, HERITAGE & CONSERVATION

Winner: Airfield Estate – Dermot Foley Landscape Architects

Highly Commended: The People’s Park Restoration – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Council Parks Department

Highly Commended: Gracehill Village Square – Paul Hogarth

Commended: Lough Boora – Brady Shipman Martin

Commended: Hill of the O’Neill (formerly Castlehill) – Peter Hutchinson

 

RESIDENTIAL & PRIVATE SPACES

joint Winners: The Pantry Garden – Deirdre Walsh + Gavin Foy      +      Front Garden 30, Wellington Road – Digby Brady

Highly Commended: Private Garden, Howth – Dermot Foley Landscape Architects

 

LANDSCAPE, URBANISM & PLANNING

Highly Commended: The Liberties Greening Strategy – Dublin City Council and ÁIT Place

 

LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, POLICY & RESEARCH

Highly Commended: The Onshore Wind Farm Sector In Ireland – The Heritage Council

Highly Commended: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Green Infrastructure Strategy – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Council Parks Department

Commended: Park Atlantic Project – Cunnane Stratton Reynolds

 

STUDENT AWARD

Highly Commended: Exposing the Bradogue – Harry Osborne

 

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Wild Atlantic Way; The Paul Hogarth Co.

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Awarded to Dr. Karen Foley & Desmond Fitzgerald

 

DIANE NICKELS AWARD FOR HAND DRAWING

Winner: Giant’s Park – Peter Hutchinson

Highly Commended: M5 Foreshore – Peter Hutchinson

Highly Commended: Boardwalk + Bridge, Carrick-on-Shannon – Dominick Comerford

Highly Commended: Harbour Area Enhancement, Carrick-on-Shannon – Dominick Comerford

 

ILI PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

First Place:  Woodenbridge WW1 Memorial –  Austen Associates

Runners up: Nenagh Town Park – Stephen Diamond

Runners up: Mardyke Gardens – Cunnane Stratton Reynolds

Runners up:  Inchydoney Island – Forestbird Design

 

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