The LIS is delighted to report that Peter Kennedy, who graduated from the MSc Landscape Architecture Programme in June 2016 with distinction, has won the prestigious European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools best masters portfolio at an awards ceremony in Greenwich London.
Work undertaken in the first semester of final year was situated in Krakow, Poland and dealt with an extremely challenging range of issues on the site of a former concentration camp. Peter’s aim was to design a place for future generations whilst respecting the past. This work was undertaken with great sensitivity but also with unrelenting enquiry and creative flare.
Work undertaken in the final semester of his studies saw Peter undertake a self-directed project in Iceland. Peter’s work in Iceland was hugely ambitious and examined an impressive array of climatic, social and environmental themes on a sensitive coastal site overlain with the programmatic requirements of an Industrial site. The project questioned the meaning, opportunity and challenge of an ‘Arctic Park’ and how a Landscape Architectural approach may outline proposals that were holistically sustainable.
Peter’s project work in Krakow was exhibited at Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory Museum Krakus Mound, Kraków Provincial Library Kraków 2016 and in The Student Exhibition at the 2016 Barcelona Biennial.
The ECLAS awards ceremony took place in Greenwich London on the 12th of September 2017.
Peter Kennedy now works with award winning Landscape Architects J&L Gibbons in London (Johanna Gibbons – Alumni of ECA). In practice Peter is working on a design for the new Maggie’s Centre Garden in Taunton that reveals the underlying geologyand enhances the biodiversity of the site.