Landscape 2015

Now in its third year, the WAN Landscape Award specialist category was established to celebrate and promote the best in landscape architecture from enhancements and small developments to the largest master plans, attracting entries from all over the world.

The process of creating a landscape that engages, enthuses and excites is a complex but rewarding one. We feel that a landscape that can enrich the experience of a building, or improve a public area and movement between buildings should be celebrated. The WAN AWARDS provides the perfect platform for you to show off the great outdoors and great design.

The competition is open to all projects completed during the last five full calendar years, (on or after January 1st 2010). 

Submission format & guidelines  

The format for the initial submission is as follows: 

Text summary - 200-300 words, in a Word or PDF format
6 images preferably around 1000 pixels wide and no larger than 1000 pixels high - please indicate which will be your main image or 'image 1'.
All images must be at least 72 dpi, in jpeg format

Text summary - we encourage you to include information about how your design addresses the judging criteria above and the completion date must be properly declared. Please submit the summary as continuous text, written in the third person, and not as bullet points.

Images - If submitting your entry online, you can upload your images using the upload form in 'Backstage'. Or you can send a zipped file or WeTransfer to francesca.maw@builtenvironmentmedia.com

You can view an example of how your project will appear on WAN by clicking HERE

How to enter  

Click the yellow 'Enter Now' button.

If you are already registered you will be able to click 'login' and use your existing registration code and password.

If you are registering for the first time you will need to click the 'sign up' button and complete the registration form. You will then be sent a registration code and password by email, which you can use to log in to 'Backstage'. (Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this immediately.)

Once logged in, please follow the instructions, ensuring you have selected the correct category.

Please direct any questions or problems regarding entries / registration or payment to francesca.maw@builtenvironmentmedia.com

Please make cheques payable to WAN and send to the address below: 

World Architecture News
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15-17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1EL
United Kingdom

UK entries please add VAT.

Judging criteria  

The jury will judge entries on a number of factors including originality, innovation, form and special quality, sustainability and context, but the following two areas will carry the most weighting:

1. How your design addressed the key elements of the brief.

2. Specific examples of how your landscape has: evolved its specific landscape type, used design and / or materials to enhance or integrate with its context and / or community.

Eligibility  

The competition is open to all projects completed during the last five full calendar years, (on or after January 1st 2010), you can enter the Landscape Award 2015.

 

Benefits of entering  

As we have developed the awards over the years, we have also tailored the news on the site to be sector-specific, which in turn promotes the winning and shortlisted projects of the awards to be pioneers of their sector, selected by the experts and specialists on the prestigious judging panel. The winning entrant receives an award certificate and their project makes headline news on WAN. The remaining five from the shortlist and any other schemes that the judges deem suitable will be listed as 'commended'.

The winning and shortlisted entrants all receive dedicated press kits and their projects will be featured in a special edition of News Review which reaches over 200,000 property developers, architects, consultants and organisations in 120 countries.

The competition stages  

A long list of around twenty five projects will initially be selected, but the total figure will depend entirely on the final amount of entries submitted by the closing date. Further details of these projects will then be requested, including plans, sections, elevations and more technical information. From the long list, a short list of six projects will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

On occasion, a project may be ‘commended’ even if they have not made the final six short list, and this is entirely at the discretion of the jury.

Cost  

The entrance fee is £375 but an early registration price of £318.75 GBP is available for entries made before 31st July 2015

Deadline  

The closing date for the Landscape Awards is 31 August 15

Key Dates:

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Winner

  • Park Killesberg - 'Green Joint'

Shortlist

  • Hoekenrode Square
  • Changsha Baxizhou Island
  • Metamorphous - A Corten Seawall Sculpture & Foreshore Enhancement
  • Wilmington Waterfront Park
  • MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail
  • Park Killesberg - 'Green Joint'

Commended

  • City Fields
  • UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015

Longlist

  • Hoekenrode Square
  • The Plaza at Harvard
  • St Johannesplan and The Konsthall Square
  • Hamra National Park Entrance
  • Changsha Baxizhou Island
  • Metamorphous - A Corten Seawall Sculpture & Foreshore Enhancement
  • June Callwood Park
  • U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, St. Elizabeths West Campus
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • OCT Bay, Shenzhen
  • Wilmington Waterfront Park
  • “BUILDING WITH ROCK AND ON THE ROCK” SALZBURG/AUSTRIA
  • Swarovski Kristallwelten Expansion
  • Croydon South End High Street
  • The Village at Santa Monica
  • City Fields
  • UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015
  • Calligraphy Greenway
  • UTS Alumni Green
  • Nanjing Niushoushan Cultural Park
  • URBAN DEVELOPMENT OF SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND
  • MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail
  • Novo Nordisk Nature Park
  • Park Killesberg - 'Green Joint'
  • Walk of the Town, The Landscape Architecture of Groove @ Central World
  • The Crystal - An Urban Sustainability Initiative by Siemens
  • The National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre
  • A Cypriot Mountain Garden - with a Twist
  • Randen Arashiyama Station
  • SandRidge Energy Commons

All entries

  • Hoekenrode Square
  • The Plaza at Harvard
  • St Johannesplan and The Konsthall Square
  • Hamra National Park Entrance
  • Changsha Baxizhou Island
  • Metamorphous - A Corten Seawall Sculpture & Foreshore Enhancement
  • June Callwood Park
  • U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, St. Elizabeths West Campus
  • Perot Museum of Nature and Science
  • OCT Bay, Shenzhen
  • Wilmington Waterfront Park
  • “BUILDING WITH ROCK AND ON THE ROCK” SALZBURG/AUSTRIA
  • Swarovski Kristallwelten Expansion
  • Croydon South End High Street
  • The Village at Santa Monica
  • City Fields
  • UK Pavilion, Milan Expo 2015
  • Calligraphy Greenway
  • UTS Alumni Green
  • Nanjing Niushoushan Cultural Park
  • URBAN DEVELOPMENT OF SCHWÄBISCH GMÜND
  • MacKenzie Falls Gorge Trail
  • Novo Nordisk Nature Park
  • Park Killesberg - 'Green Joint'
  • Walk of the Town, The Landscape Architecture of Groove @ Central World
  • The Crystal - An Urban Sustainability Initiative by Siemens
  • The National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre
  • A Cypriot Mountain Garden - with a Twist
  • Randen Arashiyama Station
  • SandRidge Energy Commons

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Winning announcements

WAN Landscape Award Winner 15

Rainer Schmidt Landschafts Architekten win the WAN Landscape Award, 2015
The WAN Landscape Award 2015 certainly had this year’s panel of leading industry experts in thoughtful and at times, passionate discussion over the wonderful selection of submissions into this year’s category. The six outstanding shortlisted projects showcased a superb selection of landscape architecture but there can only be one winner!
The panel tasked with selecting a winner in this category were: Brian Cornell, Associate Vice President at RTKL Associates Inc., Keith French, Director at Grant Associates, Sibylla Hartel, Partner/Landscape Architect at Gustafson Porter and Thomas Kock, Partner at Polyform.
Our judging panel conversed on the large variety of landscape projects entered into this year’s competition and were looking to award a project that successfully expressed their landscape narrative through its design.
Two projects that commanded passionate and lengthy discussion were Wilmington Waterfront Park by Sasaki Associates and Park Killesberg – ‘Green Joint’ by Rainer Schmidt Landschafts Architekten. With both schemes having two very different typologies which were meeting different client briefs, jury members felt that both submissions had expressed their story effectively in what they had set out to achieve.
Thomas Kock said of Wilmington Waterfront Park “What I really like here is that it is really well thought out, it’s very precise. It shows here that with few elements, you can make a very special urban space. They have seen it, they have understood where they are and they have put the elements together in the right way. It is actually beautiful, that someone is out there working with the context and completely understanding it. For me this is breath-taking.”.
However, after much enthusiastic debate it was agreed equally across the board by all judges that Park Killesberg – ‘Green Joint’ by Rainer Schmidt Landschafts Architekten were the deserved winners of the 2015 WAN Landscape Award. Congratulations.
Park Killesberg – Green Joint serves as the heart of a newly constructed community in Stuttgart Germany and continues its history in the area as a long standing garden show site with a contemporary expression of landscape architecture. The theme of its design is based on skewing the perception of the human scale and re-interprets familiar perspectives. This has been achieved by raising the topography to eye height while also setting up a sunken path network, which intentionally creates a feeling of being at one with the landscape...

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Landscape Award WINNER: Park Killesberg - 'Green Joint', Stuttgart, Germany
JUDGES
Left to Right: Thomas Kock, Keith French & Sibylla Hartel
Images credits: Rainer Schmidt Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH
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