COVID-19 has had a devastating and unprecedented effect on people’s lives, their lifestyles and the places where they live. The ideas entered into the competition provide us with a wealth of new thinking about the future design and management of the public realm.
The competition, which was supported by GreenBlue Urban, Ground Control, Hardscape, Selux and Vestre attracted 160 student and professional entries from China, Thailand, Israel, Turkey, Denmark, Spain and the UK.
President of the Landscape Institute, Jane Findlay commented, ‘The competition was designed to generate new thinking and to oﬀer a platform for entrants to engage with the debate about the future of our public spaces. I was delighted to see such imaginative and hopeful thinking’.
‘The quality of the submissions was incredible, not only in the standard of presentation but also the quality of thought and creativity. There is a great deal of talent out there, it is exciting to see that that the quality of the design of our urban spaces is in safe hands if we give our designers the opportunity to truly exercise their skills.’
Copies of the winners and runners up can be downloaded here.
All of the entries can be viewed in an online exhibition here.