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Irish Landscape Institute Awards to return this October

The Irish Landscape Awards aim to give recognition to exemplary landscape projects across the island of Ireland
The Irish Landscape Awards aim to give recognition to exemplary landscape projects across the island of Ireland

Since its founding, the ILI has been committed to pioneering new approaches to environmental planning and to raising the standards of landscape design in Ireland

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11 August 2022 | 0

The Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) Awards, which recognise exemplary landscape projects by ILI and LINI members across a range of categories, are set to take place 26 October in Dublin.

Selected boards of award winning projects will be on exhibition for the following month in St Stephens Green. The entries will also be available online.

Since its founding in 1992, the ILI has been committed to pioneering new approaches to environmental planning and to raising the standards of landscape design in Ireland.

The ILI is the professional body representing qualified landscape architects, landscape managers and landscape planners in Ireland. It is the National Representative Body for Ireland in the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

The categories for the ILI Awards 2022 are as follows:

A – Built Projects (on the Island of Ireland)

HARDWORKS

  • Public Park – both urban and rural settings apply
  • Public / Civic Spaces – squares, piazzas (may be split into separate categories based on size depending on the number of entries – see rules)
  • Linear Landscapes – including streetscapes, pedestrian precincts, road/rail/river corridors, arterials routes etc.
  • Residential Development – public/private housing developments
  • Gardens – all sizes, residential only
  • Institutional Landscape – schools, hospitals, colleges etc
  • Heritage Landscape – conservation, preservation, and restoration projects
  • Playspace – of any size that demonstrates excellence in design

SOFTWORKS

  • Planting Design – excellence in the use of planting, may be of any scale.

B – Landscape Technical and Theory

  • Landscape Theory, Policy & Management, concepts, reports, imagery
  • Landscape Planning
  • Research Projects and Publications
  • Policies and Initiatives which support Climate Resilience i.e., contribute to climate change education, mitigation and/or adaptation.

Climate Change Education (CCE): Education that aims to address and develop effective responses to climate change. It helps learners understand the causes and consequences of climate change, prepares them to live with the impacts of climate change and empowers learners to take appropriate actions to adopt more sustainable lifestyles.

Climate Change Mitigation: Making the impacts of climate change less severe by preventing or reducing the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Climate Change Adaptation: The process of adjusting to the current and future effects of climate change.

C – Academic (No entry fee required)

  • Diane Nickels Memorial Award for Hand Drawing
  • Student Award…best final year thesis project completed in 2021 or 2022

D – Other (No entry fee required)

  • Award for Outstanding Contribution to Landscape Architecture – An ILI Council nomination in recognition of the contribution for an individual, group or body that has contributed to the profession and reached the highest standard of achievement over a prolonged period.
  • President’s Award – selected by the President for the overall winner of the ILI Awards 2022
  • People’s Choice Chosen by the public after the Awards event

Headline sponsorship

Green-tech has announced that they have signed up as headline sponsor of the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) Awards in October under their specification brand Green-tech Specifier.

In addition to being headline sponsor Green-tech Specifier will be sponsoring two categories, Linear Landscapes within the hardworks category, and the Peoples Awards.

“We have been supporting the UK Landscape Institute for many years now and sponsor their annual awards,” said Kate Humes marketing director from Green-tech Specifier. “We are seeing more enquiries and supplying an increasing number of projects in Ireland, so we are delighted to lend our support to the Irish landscaping sector and sponsor the Irish Landscape Institute awards.The industry is thriving and it’s an exciting time for us to be involved.”

Bernadette O’Connell, president of the Irish Landscape Institute said: “We are delighted to have Green-tech on board as our main sponsor for the ILI Awards 2022. We look forward to an enjoyable evening at the awards in Dublin at the end of October.”

For information see https://www.irishlandscapeinstitute.com/events/ili-awards-2022

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