Design for a Temporary Landscape

Professional category

Design for a Temporary Landscape Project

This award category responds to the growing nature of ‘meanwhile’ or temporary landscape projects, that can form meaningful and rewarding spaces, that are transient and only in place for a season or a defined period.

The category, unlike other Design categories, does not require one years’ maintenance prior to 1st July 2019 and does not have to be in place for judges to conduct a site visit (August to September 2019).

The temporary landscape category can only relate to a landscape that is in place for a maximum of five years.

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Typical entries

Typical entries may include:

  • A seasonal installation, such as an urban orchard, community garden or pocket park
  • Creative temporary landscape design and delivery of land prior to wider development
  • Design that can activate a vacant site for use by the community and wider public

Judging criteria

  • Sustainability
  • Quality of concept
  • Design quality, appropriateness and expression
  • Ability to meet and address the brief
  • Demonstration of design value to client
  • Innovation of Design
  • Technological innovation
  • Environmental sensitivity
  • Imaginative ways of involving stakeholders (where relevant)*
  • Benefits to the local community

Specific requirements for entry

  • Good quality completed, date imprinted photography of the temporary project, especially if the scheme will not be available to visit by judges
  • High quality before and after drawings, details and illustrations that convey the desired and completed quality of the landscape design
  • Evidence demonstrating engagement by local stakeholders and community benefits

Entry requirements

  • Name of scheme
  • Entrant details
  • Details of LI professional member responsible for production of work
  • Client / Owner authority
  • Scheme details (client and project team, site information, site size, relevant dates, brief, budget, phasing details)
  • Site visit details (access details, site contact details if needed)
  • Covering statement, up to 600 words, including
    • Purpose: describe the project requirements, scope, context, philosophy and intent.
    • Role of the Landscape professional: describe the precise role and responsibility of the LI professional member and the role of all other significant participants including owner or client.
    • Significance: explain the project’s relevance to the client, the profession, the public and the environment. Describe how the project meets the criteria for judging in the appropriate category and why it is worthy of an award.
    • Innovation: explain how the scheme is unique or special, together with any unusual or demanding problems which were solved
    • Why this scheme deserves to win an award
  • List of contractors and partners to be credited in publicity materials if the entry wins an Award
  • File upload: Submission document addressing the Specific Requirements for Entry set out above, in PDF format, 100MB max file size. Refer to the Submission Document Requirements on the ‘How to Enter’ page for more details of what to include in this document.
  • Images upload: You can upload up to 15 images (JPEG, at least 300dpi) from your submission document, to be featured in promotional material and publicised by the LI. For each image, you will need to provide a brief description, image credit and confirmation that it can be used in publicity.
  • Online media: if you have referenced a video or website in your submission, provide the URL

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