Landscape architects are among the many designers whose schemes have been shortlisted for this year’s New London Awards.
A shortlist of 130 projects has been selected from the hundreds of submissions received for the annual London-wide awards, and these include nine entries in the public spaces category. The entries are: Burgess Park Revitalisation Project, by LDA Design Consulting LLP; Chancery Lane Masterplan, by Burns + Nice; Leicester Square, also by Burns + Nice; New Addington Town Square, by CR0 – Assemble; Skirt of the Black Mouth, by Heather and Ivan Morison & Arup; South Park Landscape and Hub at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, by James Corner Field Operations; The Yard at the University of Roehampton, by Henley Halebrown Rorrison; Van Gogh Walk, by LB Lambeth & Shape; and, Wild Kingdom Playspace, by We Made That LLP.
Temporary structures including a pop-up café on a building site in Deptford, major planned buildings including the new Embassy of the United States in Nine Elms and whole new areas of the capital including the East Village Masterplan in Stratford are also on the shortlist.
Winners will be selected by a jury of international experts in the fields of urban planning, property and design, and will be announced at the organiser New London Architecture’s Annual Lunch, on Thursday 11 July 2013. Projects will be awarded, says NLA, ‘for their architectural integrity and international excellence, along with their ability to demonstrate a positive impact on their surroundings and make a wider contribution to life in the city’.
All shortlisted projects feature in the year-round New London exhibition in the NLA galleries at The Building Centre and in the 2013/14 edition of the New London publication.