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
Highly Commended: Exposing the Bradogue – Harry Osborne
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