LILA 2017 Winners
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5 September 2017: Landezine team is thrilled to announce the 2017 LILA recognitions. This year’s LILA jury was comprised of renowned international experts from the profession to select the winners of LILA – Landezine International Landscape Award 2017. There were 102 submitted entries in the office category and 149 entries in the project category. We thank to all participants and we congratulate the recognized practices.



LILA 2017 Office of the Year Winner is H+N+S Landscape Architects


H+N+S has through an engineering approach successfully developed large scale thinking about landscape, integrating aspects concerning energy, environment, well-being and aesthetics. They feature a consistent opus of brave interventions in landscape, often with ingenious and innovative solutions. H+N+S is a relevant force in our common task to find and develop new tools for overcoming the challenges concerning landscape today and in the future.

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LILA 2017 Winner in Public Landscapes is Saint Ouen – Park of the docks


Saint Ouen – Park at The Docks is a complex landscape system that offers optimistic answers to questions concerning social equity and water resilience. Agence Ter demonstrated excellent skills to design a multifunctional, generous and inclusive social platform that offers various uses (including growing food). At the same time, it works as a sponge, providing space for water during heavy rains and floods. Jury members agreed passionately that this project will send the right message to the professional community on how to design liveable urban spaces for the future as well as to everyone else on how we should all be able to use open spaces in the times ahead of us.

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Public Choice Winners



LILA 2017 Office of the Year Public Choice Winner is OMGEVING by


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LILA 2017 Public Choice Award for Public Landscapes is Nørreport Station, Copenhagen by with with


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LILA 2017 Public Choice Award for Products is ANTIBES&NICE by


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Jury Mentions

LILA 2017 Special Mention in the Office Category: SCAPE, USA

In terms of bridging regenerative infrastructure and public landscapes, the jury also acknowledges SCAPE studio from NYC. SCAPE combines research and practice to conquer cross-scale spatial challenges, whilst blurring the lines between neighbourhoods and habitats.

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LILA 2017 Special Mention in Public Landscapes: Chicago Riverwalk Expansion, USA

The jury members also acknowledge Chicago Riverwalk (SASAKI + Ross Barney) as a high-quality urban space, extremely well structured and built. The new horizontal layer in the birthplace of the skyscraper will certainly have a positive impact and will transform the city into a more liveable and pedestrian-friendly urban environment.

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LILA 2017 Special Mention in Public Landscapes: Park am Gleisdreieck, Germany

Park am Gleisdreieck (Atelier LOIDL) was also debated as one of the most effortlessly beautiful and comfortable projects. Placed four meters above the city level, Gleisdreieck is an urban oasis and a vital link between neighbourhoods, featuring smart interventions, such as a(?) placing programme under the bridge, revealing layers from the site’s past uses and exposing the contrast between soft park tissue and S-Bahn trains buzzing over the main meadow on the elevated rail-yards. One jury member commented: “It’s so Berlin!”

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LILA 2017 Special Mention in Public Landscapes: Dialogue Centre Przelomy, Poland

In terms of aesthetics, jury members recognized The Dialogue Center Przelomy (KWK Promes) as a strikingly beautiful landmark and a generous urban public landscape.

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LILA 2017 Special Mention in the Office Category: Agence ter, France

Agence Ter stood out for their ‘motion and evolution’. Motion, for entering unchartered territories and solving problems from multiple directions, and evolution, for constantly responding to changing demands concerning climate change and social issues. With this approach, Agence Ter designs unique, smart and convivial landscapes.

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LILA 2017 Special Mention in the Office Category: SLA, Denmark

Members of the jury recognized SLA from Denmark as an office that demonstrates the ability and adaptability to successfully design a wide scope of different tasks. They developed an effective approach to bringing nature into the urban environment, whilst working with its processes in cities, especially dealing with large quantities of water.

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