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World’s first tidal lagoon scoops win at prestigious Landscape Institute Awards

The Landscape Institute announces the winners of the annual Landscape Institute Awards, with the winning schemes including the world’s first tidal lagoon at Swansea Bay.

Landscape architects LDA Design won the prestigious President’s Award, chosen by new President Noel Farrer, for Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, an ambitious project that harnesses tidal power to generate renewable electricity.

Other schemes crowned with a win included Birmingham’s Eastside City Park, designed by Patel Taylor to fulfill a part of Birmingham City Council’s Big City Plan, which scooped an award for public space design; Maida Hill Market, by landscape architects Gillespies, which provides a valuable area of open space to north London’s Harrow Road community; South Pennines Watershed Landscape Project by South Pennines Local Nature Partnership, a project which engages local communities with the landscape; and Urbis Limited’s A Comprehensive Street Tree Management Plan for Hong Kong, which helps the city to get the most in environmental, social and economic returns from its trees.

Noel Farrer, President of the Landscape Institute, says:
“This year’s winners are outstanding examples of landscape architecture. In addition to exceptionally designed schemes, projects also range from a communications strategy waking people up to the role landscape can play in their lives to a dissertation about ethical design.

“The President’s Award winner, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, sees the winner lead a complex project whilst also truly bringing landscape out into the open by showing how a large infrastructure scheme can contribute positively to our environment”

The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples of work by the landscape profession.


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