This beautifully illustrated guide celebrates some of the most significant award winning public spaces in major cities in the UK and Ireland over the last ten years.
Dealing with a range of contemporary and innovating designed landscapes from urban spaces to public parks, this book focuses on those that have been awarded the highest design accolade from the Royal Institute of British Architects, The Royal Town and
Planning Institute, The Landscape Institute and The Civic Trust. Focusing on designs in ten major cities, and providing a snappy synopsis of each of the spaces in terms of its design statement, function, location, design team and award commentary, It illustrates to
the reader what makes 'good design' in the public realm, providing both information and inspiration.
Table of Contents
1. Manchester: Salford Quays - RTPI 2000, Castlefield, Exchange Square - Civic Trust 2002,
Picadilly Gardens - Grainger Town Project - RTPI 2001, Urbis Centre; 2. Newcastle upon Tyne: Millennium Bridge and East Quayside - RIBA 2002, Hanging Gardens - Landscape Institute Award 1993, Kings Cross Estate - LI 1999, Life Centre - Civic Trust 2002, Thames Barrier Park - Civic Trust 2002: 3. Birmingham: Victoria Civic Square - LI 1995,: 4. London and South East: Royal Albert Docks - LI 1997, BA HQ, Harmondswarm - LI 1999, Kensington Palace Gardens - LI 2001, Brighton and Hove Seafront - Civic Trust 2001, Cutty Sark Gardens - Civic Trust 2000, Greenline Waterfront Regeneration - RTPI 2001: 5. Glasgow: Luma Building, Graham Square - Civic Trust 2002, Millennium Spaces, Homes for the future - Civic Trust 2002, Old Cross Streetscape - RTPI 2001; 6. Bristol: Bristol Legible City - RTPI 2001, Bristol Harbourside - RTPI 2001, Bristol Millenium Square; 7. Wales: Welsh Botanical Gardens, Millenium Wetland, Llanelli - LI 2001; 8. Sheffield / Leeds: Heart of the City, Sheffield Peace Gardens - Civic Trust 2001; 9. Edinburgh: Dynamic Earth - Civic Trust 2000; 10. Dublin: Temple Bar Square, Armagh Market Place - RTPI.