Hardscape Ireland was proud sponsor of the Irish Landscape Institute Awards Ceremony which was held recently at the Irish Architectural Archive (IAA), Dublin.  A large number of members, guests and friends were in attendance for this prestigious event which took place on Thursday evening, 31st May 2018.

Since its founding, the Irish Landscape Institute has been committed to raising standards of landscape design in Ireland and to pioneering new approaches to environmental planning.

The Awards were given for excellence in Landscape Design across a range of categories and show the breadth, depth and quality of the work of landscape architects in Ireland. Entries were open to the membership of both the Irish Landscape Institute and Landscape Institute Northern Ireland – a branch of the Landscape Institute UK. We recognise there should never be a border in landscape architecture. Submissions included work from both private practices and public offices and was a great opportunity for all to enter regardless of their location on the Island of Ireland.

The ceremony also included the stepping down of the ILI President, Peter Hutchinson and handing over the baton to Kevin Halpenny, ILI Council President for 2018 to 2019.

Successful Practices

Amongst the winning recipients were Park Hood chartered landscape architects of Belfast for the HMS Caroline Pump House and Alexander Dock project who helped develop landscape design proposals for the refurbishment of Alexandra Dock in Belfast’s historic Titanic Quarter.

HMS Caroline is the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland and one of three surviving Royal Navy warships from WW1.

Hardscape Ireland supplied European Silva Vilar granite kerbs, bespoke treads, risers, cladding, blister tactiles and quoin pieces together with Chinese Yellow Rock granite setts and paving to this project.

The Paul Hogarth Company also received an ILI Award for the Connswater Community Greenway in Belfast together with the President’s Award which was presented by Hardscape’s Marketing Manager, Dave Butler.

The Connswater Community Greenway completed in April 2017 opening in full to the general public. An incredible 10 year journey and Hardscape Ireland were privileged to be amongst the stakeholders involved in the creation of this magical linear park that now connects people and places, regenerating and revitalising the area, making East Belfast a better place for people to live, work, visit and invest in.

Materials supplied by Hardscape Ireland was Tower Sandstone setts and paving; Kobra Granite paving and walling; Yellow Rock Granite kerbs the latter random with Artscape lettering depicting ‘Greenway’ in the kerbs.

The awards also marked a continued commitment to pioneering new approaches to environmental planning, and to raising the overall standards of landscape design in Ireland and recognising exceptional work in the area.