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Landscape Institute President’s Award for Dalston

View of gardenThe ‘Making Space in Dalston’ public space programme, which includes the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, has been awarded the 2011 Landscape Institute’s President’s award.

Here’s what the Institute said: “J&L Gibbons, in collaboration with muf architecture/art, were recognised for successfully creating better quality public space whilst “avoiding neighbourhood sanitisation”. The judges said; “This is a strikingly graceful approach to understanding an area, and sets a model for how it should be done.” By resisting the traditional ‘top-down’ approach the practice chose instead to work very closely with local residents, businesses and organisations to develop a shared vision for regeneration. The judges added; “The landscape architects encouraged local partners to take ownership of the projects.”

Read more about the Landscape Institute award and about the projects created by Making Space in Dalston.

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