American Landscape Architects announce 2010 Professional Awards

Categorias: Arquitetura

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently announced the winners of the 2010 Professional Awards, representing the best in landscape architecture around the world in the categories of general design, residential design, analysis and planning, research and communication.


The jury considered 618 entries – the largest number in ASLA history – from 20 countries around the world, selecting 49 projects for distinction. The awards ceremony will take place on Monday, September 13, at 12 noon during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Washington, D.C.


Following are the four Award of Excellence winners in their respective category

General Design Category – Award of Excellence:
Shanghai Houtan Park: Landscape as a Living System

Shanghai, China
Turenscape, China and Peking University Graduate School of Landscape Architecture



Shanghai Houtan Park: The terraced wetland is heavily planted to clean the contaminated water falling from the cascade wall behind the cypress groves, and the ecofriendly boardwalk composed of decomposable bamboo (view facing southwest end of the park).

Residential Design Category – Award of Excellence:
Lakeside Retreat

New England, USA
Richardson & Associates, Landscape Architects, Saco, ME USA



Lakeside Retreat: A new stone bridge provided access from the shore to this “swim rock” where family and guests can enjoy the lake from this unique vantage point.

Analysis and Planning Category – Award of Excellence:
Kigali Conceptual Master Plan

Kigali, Rwanda, Africa
AECOM Design + Planning,  Denver USA



Kigali Conceptual Master Plan: The Transect: Terrain-based Densities

Communications Category – Award of Excellence:
The Pioneers Oral History Series

The Cultural Landscape Foundation,  Washington, D.C. USA



The Pioneers Oral History Series: Oral History Series Splash Page

Here are few more awarded projects we especially liked:


Square Four, Beirut, Lebanon by Vladimir Djurovic Landscape Architecture, Broumana, Lebanon


Crosswaters Ecolodge, Nankun Mountain Reserve, Guangdong Province, China by EDSA, Inc.


Urban Play Garden, San Francisco USA by Blasen Landscape Architecture, San Anselmo, CA USA


Resuscitating the Fez River, Fez, Morocco by Bureau E.A.S.T., Fez, Morocco


City Plates by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, Los Angeles USA