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Irish Landscape Institute announced 2015 award winners

The Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) has announced the winners of the ILI Awards 2015 at a ceremony on October 15.

The awards took place at Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin and it gives recognition to exemplary landscape projects and celebrates the contribution of landscape architects to the public good.

The Wild Atlantic Way from the Paul Hogarth Company received the President’s Awards and triumphed in the Design – Public Realm category for Donegall Quay, Belfast.

The ILI People’s Choice Award is a new category for 2015 and went to Austen Associates for Woodenbridge WWI Memorial, Co Wicklow.

Dr Karen Foley, head of landscape architecture at University College Dublin, and landscape architect Desmond Fitzgerald were both recognised for their Outstanding Contributions to Landscape Architecture.

Other award winners included Stephen Diamond Associates for Mater Misericordiae Hospital (Design – Commercial & Institutional) and Dermot Foley Landscape Architects for Airfield Estate (Design – Landscape, Heritage & Conservation).

The award for residential and private spaces was shared by Deirdre Walsh and Gavin Foy for The Pantry Garden and Digby Brady for Front Garden, 30 Wellington Road.

Belfast-based Peter Hutchinson had three recognitions: first and second place in the newly created Diane Nickels Memorial Award for Hand Drawing, and a commendation in the Design – Landscape, Heritage & Conservation category for his Hill of the O’Neill.

Below is a full list of winners and commendations:

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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