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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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