The Helix Landscape wins top place at landscape awards

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After a lively debate from a judging panel of leading architectural figures last night, Thursday 20 November, The Landscape Institute is delighted to be able to announce the winning entries. Ironside Farrar led the way in the Chartered Landscape Architect category for The Helix Landscape which joins Falkirk and Grangemouth. Julian Farrar attended to accept the prize of £1000. Yuechen Hu took home the prize in the student category for Redlees Country Park in Brantyre.

Four of the other entries were highly commended.
27 entries were shortlisted demonstrating the wide range of ‘placemaking’ projects in Scotland today. There is one final prize to be awarded to the winner of the public vote. Members of the public can vote at the Placemaking in Scotland exhibition at A&DS Workshop, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 25-28 November.

The prizes were presented by Linda Fabiani MSP, Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, she said;

I am really impressed by the subjects covered by the entries. The purpose of landscape design, architecture, and urban design is not only to meet our practical needs in living, working, learning and recreation. It is part of the effort to improve the quality of life for the people of Scotland. We can tackle the barriers to good quality development, through education, skills training and advocacy.

The judging panel consisted of; Karen Anderson Chair of Architecture and Design Scotland, Susie Stirling Head of Placemaking for the Scottish Government, Douglas Read Past President of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, Noel Farrer President of the Landscape Institute and Bill Cairns Landscape Architect.

Ms Anderson, said;

The LIS Placemaking Competition is a great showcase for the varied work that Landscape Architects do in Scotland. They work with many other professions to create schemes of all sizes and types and this competition allows the public to understand the important role landscape architecture plays in shaping our places.

Mr Farrer, said;

Thinking holistically is the landscape professional’s specialism. We are uniquely placed to provide leadership through clarity of vision, and to assist our members through the coordination of continuous learning and support.

The exhibition is on Level 2 at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, Glasgow from Tuesday 25th November to Thursday 27th November 10.30 to 5.00 and the morning of Friday 28th of November

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