2021 Finalists and Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the LI Awards 2021!

The 73-strong shortlist, up from 66 the previous year, covered an impressive array of projects, from a £250 million car-free, low-carbon housing development in Leeds to a waterfront master plan on the shores of the Yangtze River.

This year’s projects improve physical and mental health and wellbeing, promote sustainability and show excellence in preserving heritage and culture. Applications have come from all sections of society, including a community project to transform a neglected cemetery in Berkhamsted into a beautiful outdoor space, complete with its own Angel of the South sculpture.

View our finalists and winners below!

Open categories

The Dame Sylvia Crowe International Award

🏆 WINNER

Guangzhou Ecological Belt Master Plan and Implementation

Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute

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Nanjing Eco-Island Yangtze River Waterfront

AECOM

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Street Renovation & Improvement in Futian Central Area, Shenzhen

Shenzen Urban Transport Planning Center CO., Ltd

Longhua Green Ring

Wei Wei, Landscape Department, LAY-OUT Planning Consultants Co. Ltd.

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Landscape Innovation Award

🏆 WINNER

Meanwhile Use London

ARUP and GLA

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Greening Greater Manchester

The Environment Partnership (TEP) Limited

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Mapping Mental Health: Measuring Effects of Urban Streets on Mental Health by Using Machine Learning

South China Agricultural University, SCULAB

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The Landscapists

University of Greenwich, School of Design

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A Cost-Benefit Analysis Framework for the Most Optimal LID Layout

South China University of Technology

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NBenefit$

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

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Landscape Legacy Award

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Yantai Mountain Urban Micro-Renewal: The Restoration of a Historic District with Complimentary Intervention

Lab D+H

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Landscape Planning for Key Sections of South China Historical Trail in Haifeng County, Shanwei City, China

Urbanspace Planning And Architectural Design CO., Ltd. (Shenzhen)

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Partnership and Collaboration Award

🏆 WINNER

Northern Heartlands Great Place Scheme

Newcastle University

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Future of the Hight Street

University of Edinburgh

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Professional categories

Excellence in Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancement

🏆 WINNER

Trumpington Meadows Country Park

Terence O’Rourke, Wildlife Trust BCN, Grosvenor and USS

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Ecosystem Resilience Field Guide

Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru Natural Resources Wales, LDA Design and Environment Systems

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Excellence in Community Engagement

🏆 WINNER

Rectory Lane Cemetery – from Dead Space to Living Place

Friends of St Peter’s Great Berkhamsted

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Penzance Promenade

Mei Loci

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Excellence in Flood and Water Management

🏆 WINNER

West Gorton Community Park

BDP

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Westfield Court, University of Hull

LUC

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Fairhaven and Church Scar Sea defence project

JV VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins

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Excellence in Heritage and Culture

🏆 WINNER

Rectory Lane Cemetery – from Dead Space to Living Place

Friends of St Peter’s Great Berkhamsted

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Lews Castle Grounds Regeneration Project

LUC

Nottingham Castle

Churchman Thornhill Finch

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Minster Park, Sunderland

Sunderland City Council

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Excellence in Horticulture and Planting Design

🏆 WINNER

Southmere Public Realm

LUC

The London Blossom Garden

Davies White Ltd (with The Edible Bus Stop)

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Excellence in Landscape Construction

🏆 WINNER

Sighthill TRA – Excellence in Landscape Construction

LDA Design

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Canada Gardens, Wembley

PRP

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The London Blossom Garden

Davies White Ltd (with The Edible Bus Stop) Constructed by Idverde UK

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Excellence in Landscape Design

🏆 WINNER

Quarry Gardens in Nanning Garden Expo Park

Beijing Forestry University, Atelier DYJG

London City Island

Chris Blandford Associates

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Valley Gardens

Untitled Practice

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Beckenham Place Park

Building Design Partnership Ltd (BDP)

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Excellence in Landscape Planning and Assessment

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Gilston Area Neighbourhood Plan – The importance of landscape in areas of growth

URBAN Silence / HEGNPG

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From History to Future—Multi-faceted Seafront Landscape Corridor of Xiamen

Beijing Forestry University, Atelier DYJG

Cambridgeshire Open Space Mapping and Standards

Arkwood Ltd T/A Jon Sheaff and Associates

Excellence in Masterplanning and Urban Design

🏆 WINNER

Better Queensway

LDA Design

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Bridgewater Triangle

BBUK Studio Ltd

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Northfleet Riverside City Park

Chris Blandford Associates

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Excellence in Place Regeneration

🏆 WINNER

Sayer Street & the Meadow

BD landscape architects

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Parkview, Thamesmead

Levitt Bernstein

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Sighthill TRA-Excellence in Place Regeneration

LDA Design

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Southgate, Bath

Macgregor Smith Limited

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The Bird Box

One Creative environments

East Street Placemaking and Public Realm Masterplan with Bedminster BID and Bristol City Council

McGregor Coxall

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Excellence in Public Health and Wellbeing

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Oxhey Activity Park

Southern Green Ltd

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Northstowe Healthy New Town – Phase 3

Arcadis UK

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Bartlett Park

Levitt Bernstein

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Gloucester Gate Playground, Regent’s Park

LUC

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Excellence in Small Landscape and Garden Design

🏆 WINNER

West Downs Centre, University of Winchester

LUC

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The Meadow at Elephant Park

BD landscape architects

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The Park within Elephant Park

Gillespies

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Christchurch Gardens, Victoria, London

Readonsmith Landscape LLP

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Excellence in Sustainable Infrastructure

🏆 WINNER

Teign Estuary Trail

The Landmark Practice

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HS2 – Colne Valley Western Slopes

ALIGN JV – LDA Design and Jacobs

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Excellence in Tackling Climate Change

🏆 WINNER

Forest For Change, London Design Biennale 2021

Scape Design Associates

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The Climate Innovation District

Layer.studio

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Excellence in Visualisation and Digital Practice

🏆 WINNER

Clapham Park Regeneration

PRP

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OurWorld Bristol

LDA Design

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Special category

Building with Nature National Award 2021

🏆 WINNER

Queensland Court and Gardens / Queensland Community Park

RaeburnFarquharBowen

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Special category

President’s Award

🏆 WINNER

Guangzhou Ecological Belt Master Plan and Implementation

Guangzhou Urban Planning & Design Survey Research Institute

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Student categories

Student Dissertation

🏆 WINNER

How can the multi-disciplinary approach to the recovery of the wetland landscape of Srinagar, India benefit ecosystems and the indigenous community?

Manchester School of Architecture

Unravelling the Anthropocene, Rethreading Steady-state landscapes: Narratives of sympoiesis in the Carbon Farming Meshwork

University of Edinburgh

Burning Biomes: What can be learnt from the implementation of fire in land stewardship practice by Indigenous cultures as a way to inform approaches to landscape architecture?

University of Edinburgh

Transformative Resilience: Enclosure, Exclusion, Inclusion

University of Edinburgh

How can access and engagement with a new greenspace improve the mental health of residents in a nearby deprived urban community?

University of Sheffield

How do different landscape values enter into conflict?

Manchester School of Architecture

Student Portfolio

🏆 WINNER

Carbon Farming Meshwork: The Cromarty Firth Bioregion

University of Edinburgh

Reawakening the Forgotten River, Lee Lok Yu, Laura

Manchester School of Architecture

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Returning the Natural Capital to Cromarty Firth

University of Edinburgh

Heal the Lost Island— Pomona Island Natural Restoration Scheme

University of Sheffield

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The Glasgow Neurons

University of Edinburgh

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David Mahon, Fairbourne 2070 The New Gold Rush

Birmingham City University