PRESS RELEASE 26th October 2022 – embargoed until 8pm

Irish Landscape Institute Design Awards 2022

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The 12th Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) Design Awards give recognition to exemplary landscape projects by Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) members in the Republic and Landscape Institute members from Northern Ireland (LINI) across a range of categories.

Since its founding in 1992, the ILI has been committed to raising the standards of landscape design in Ireland and to pioneering new approaches to environmental planning. The ILI is the Professional Body representing Landscape Architects and Parks Professionals throughout Ireland. It is the National Representative Body for Ireland in the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)Europe.

The outright/overall winners of the Landscape Design Awards 2022 [plus Highly Commended and commended winners] in each category were announced on Wednesday 26th October 2022 at an awards ceremony in Dublin.   President of the Irish Landscape Institute, Bernadette O’Connell, speaking at the awards ceremony said, “It has been a difficult time for the profession, battling with the pandemic, however I’m delighted that the sector has ‘blossomed’ in recent years as we’re all much more aware of the importance of Green Spaces in which to enjoy our leisure time. Since its establishment, the ILI has raised standards of landscape design in Ireland and is still committed to pioneering new approaches in Ireland to environmental planning and design. We are delighted that we have an internationally recognised judging panel to help select from world leading projects. We welcome the support of our sponsors, Green-Tech, Vestre, Bord Bia, Enrich Environmental, Lands Design, UCD and OPW.” 
 

Chair of the Judging Panel, Merrick Denton-Thompson OBE, officiating at the awards said, “The standard of awards was exceptionally high and demonstrated both biodiversity, a sense of place, technical excellence and an appreciation of the importance of landscape.”

 

Following the success of our exhibition in 2020, the winning projects will again be on display in St Stephens Green Dublin in November for the public to view and vote for their favourite project (People’s Choice Award)-in co-operation with the Office of Public Works (OPW) and supported by Green-Tech.
 

Richard Wexham, Green Tech speaking at the awards said, “Amidst these times of great uncertainty, chaos, crisis and challenge we must all choose to unite and strengthen bonds supporting all strands to our industry. Green Tech is privileged to headline sponsor the Institúid Tirdhreacha Na hÉireann (Irish Landscape Institute) helping the Institute continue to develop the landscape profession in Ireland.”

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The Categories for the ILI Design Awards 2022 are as follows

Built Projects

Hardworks - Gardens

Winner: Cathal O'Meara Landscape Architect - Coastal Garden

Hardworks - Heritage Landscape

Winner: Fingal County Council - Shackleton Gardens

Highly Commended: Brady Shipman Martin - An Portach Ciúin

Commended: Fingal County Council - Ardgillan Glasshouse

Hardworks - Institutional Landscape in 3 categories

Winner Healthcare: Roisin Byrne, Nature-based Landscape Architecture - The Sanctuary, Stoneybatter.

Highly Commended: McIlwaine Landscape Architects - Ulster Hospital Mental Health Garden

Winner Education: Mitchell + Associates - Blackrock College Upper Pitches

Highly Commended: Stephen Diamond Associates; East Quad Arts Building

Winner Commercial: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects - ESB Headquarters

Highly Commended: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects - One Wilton

Hardworks - Linear Landscapes

Winner: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects - Study Street

Highly Commended: Realise Landscape Architects - Fan Nóiméad

Commended: Áit Urbanism + Landscape Ltd - N81 Cycle Scheme

Hardworks – Playspace

Winner: Fingal County Council - Skerries Town Park Playground

Hardworks - Public Park

Winner: DFLA - Bridgefoot Street Park

Highly Commended: AECOM - Springfield Dam, Belfast

Jointly Commended: GM Design Associates Ltd - Magheracross Viewing Platforms & Scenic Trailhead

Jointly Commended: Mitchell + Associates - Kilkenny Riverside Gardens

Hardworks - Public/Civic Spaces

Winner: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects - North Dock

Joint Highly Commended: DFLA - Wolf Tone Park

Joint Highly Commended: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects - Sorting Office

Hardworks - Residential Development

Winner Biodiversity: Cunnane Stratton Reynolds – Mariavilla

Highly Commended Biodiversity: Áit Urbanism + Landscape Ltd - Rostrevor Place

Commended Biodiversity: Cathal O'Meara Landscape Architects - Swimming Pool

Winner Place: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects – Ropemaker

Highly Commended Place: Mitchell + Associates - UCD Student Housing Phase 1

Commended Place: Áit Urbanism + Landscape Ltd - From Here Student Accommodation

Softworks - Planting Design

Winner: Áit Urbanism + Landscape Ltd - Supervalu Sundrive


Landscape Technical & Theory

Landscape Planning

Winner: Fingal County Council & Áit Urbanism + Landscape Ltd - Lanesborough Park

Highly Commended: Fingal County Council & Áit Urbanism + Landscape Ltd - Bremore Regional Park

Commended: Bernard Seymour Landscape Architects - Cobh Town Centre

Research Projects and Publications

Winner: DFLA - Chronologies of Practice at DFLA

Landscape Policy

Winner: Fingal County Council – Play Policy

Highly Commended: Fingal County Council – Tree Strategy

Policies and Initiatives which support Climate Resilience

Winner: Fingal County Council - Howth Head Goat Grazing
also awarded the President's Choice Awards

Highly Commended: ARUP - Our Green Region - Blue Green Infrastructure and Nature-based Solutions Framework

Commended: Urban Agency - City Edge Project


Academic

Diane Nickels Memorial Award for Hand Drawing

Winner: Conni Dawson, UCD - Newstead Hedgerow Survey

Student Award

Winner: Finian McCarthy, UCD - Killinarden Park - Rebuilding boundary relationships and spatial dynamics in a residential sub-urban park


Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Landscape Architecture

Gerry Mitchell previously of Mitchell + Associates


The 2022 Awards were sponsored by:

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