LIS Placemaking Competition 2014

The Winner of the Competition – The Helix Landscape, Falkirk/Grangemouth, designed by Ironside Farrar. In accepting the Award of £1,000, presented by Linda Fabiani MSP, Julian Farrar paid tribute to the client, the teams of professionals who made it happen, and to the local communities who have taken the scheme to their Hearts.

Linda Fabiani and Noel FarrarLinda Fabiani, Convener of the Scottish Parliament’s Cross party Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, said “This award illustrates the huge landscape challenges in brownfield and derelict land, and it shows how initiatives like this £25 million scheme can make new landscapes with iconic features such as the Kelpies sculptures”.


The Student Winner of the Competition – Yuechen Hu for her site analysis and design for Redlees Country Park, Blantyre. Yuechen Hu was presented with the £250 award for her assessment of the derelict and unused site and its design potential to provide recreation opportunities for local people, as well as interpreting the history of the World War 2 gun battery, which lies at the centre.

Commended schemes were:

  • Polnoon Residential Streets, Eaglesham, East Renfrewshire, designed by Horner MacLennan
  • Bridgegate Public Realm, Irvine, Ayrshire, designed by Austin Smith Lord
  • Ben Lawers Visitor Plan, Perthshire, designed by Ian White Associates
  • Glasgow City Council “Landscape Architects Influencing Others” – Making Places Concept Diagram by Glasgow City Council, Development Regeneration Services.


Winner of the Public ‘Popular Vote’ for the best scheme – Lisa Mackenzie for An t-Eilean who was presented with a £250 award

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