Omagh Town Centre

Scott Wilson was commissioned to regenerate Omagh Town Centre streetscape, including traffic management and pedestrian priority areas with a new lighting vision to create a dynamic, attractive venue at night. The plan culminates in a major civic space outside the Court House. The design creates a contemporary European flavour to the town, whilst recognising and enhancing the historic character of the townscape. Public art has been incorporated within the design concept which is also respectful of local issues in the … Read full story

Giant’s Causeway Centre

Landscape Architecture: A Fluid Boundary The visitors’ centre at the Giant’s Causeway is experienced as an event along the route to the Causeway and the coastline. It is an intervention into this landscape, carefully sculpted to facilitate movement whilst acknowledging the continuity of the landscape. The Giant’s Causeway is a remarkable formation along a remarkable coastline, the Causeway coast. The site strategy connects the coastal walk with the passage integrating the major movement routes into one point and heightening the … Read full story

Bangor Walled Garden

The Walled Garden in Castle Park Bangor dates from around 1840 and was built to serve the needs of the Ward Estate. Since its acquisition by the Council in the 1950’s, the garden has been closed to the public. The garden is being reconstructed in a Victorian style. It is divided into quarters with the themes of kitchen garden, herb and topiary garden, flower garden / parterre and swamp garden. An 80m long herbaceous border bisects the garden and has … Read full story

Connswater Community Greenway

Connswater Community Greenway The Connswater River and its tributaries flow through East Belfast, connecting the Castlereagh Hills with Belfast Lough. However, this forgotten and polluted watercourse largely passes unnoticed, contributing little to the lives of people who live there.The Paul Hogarth Company was commissioned by East Belfast Partnership to design a community greenway along the length of the river, providing an extensive pathway network and space for wildlife and recreation. What began life as a pencil drawn doodle grew into … Read full story

44th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Landscape Institute Northern Ireland

1 WEEK REMINDER: Invitation to all LINI members 44th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Landscape Institute Northern Ireland and AWARD CEREMONY for PRESENTATION of the LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE GOLD MEDAL to ROBERT CARSON We are delighted to invite all LINI members to a Special Awards Ceremony for presentation, of the Landscape Institute Gold Medal to Robert Carson, Landscape Architect, by Noel Farrer, incoming President of the Landscape Institute.  See http://www.landscapethejournal.org/Gold-medals for further information on his Award. The Awards Ceremony will be … Read full story

Pete Mullin appointed LI’s Northern Ireland Policy Officer

Pete Mullin CMLI, practice principal at the Belfast office of Mullin Design Associates, has been appointed Northern Ireland Policy Officer for the Landscape Institute. An LI policy representative for several years, Mullin says his new role will enable him to prioritise his LI commitments. ‘The next couple of years are going to be very important and difficult for our sector – we need to work very hard to raise the profile of Landscape Architecture in Northern Ireland at all levels … Read full story

LINI AGM 2012

Dear Members. The Landscape Institute Northern Ireland Branch will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 26h April 2011 at 5.45pm (with refreshments served from 5.30pm) in the University of Ulster, York Street Campus (this will be followed by an Olympic Games Legacy Event, see below). We will be issuing formal documents in due course, however, in the meantime we would like to invite you the members to consider joining the incoming committee for the 2012/13 year. All positions … Read full story

Olympic Games Legacy Event

A review of the design and delivery of the London Olympics 2012, focusing on Landscape Architectural solutions and innovations specifically developed to meet the Olympic Project challenges. Followed by a discussion forum for implementation of sustainable forms of development in other projects, informed by the Olympic Legacy Open to the public Time: 6.45pm for 7pm prompt start Venue: University of Ulster, York Street Campus, Belfast BT15 1ED Tickets: £5 (Book through PLACE at the link below) The presentations will be … Read full story

LI launches new Guide for Clients

Launched at Ecobuild last week, the LI’s new publication ‘Landscape Architecture – A guide for clients’, is now available. Containing 38 exemplar projects encompassing housing, regeneration, culture, infrastructure, energy, and health, the Guide highlights the work of landscape architects when it comes to regenerating communities, strengthening social cohesion and creating places of beauty. Download a copy here (pdf) … Read full story

DCAL Creative Industries Enquiry

Following our submission to the DCAL Call for information relating to Creative Industries, LINI has been invited to give evidence to the NI Executive Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure. Please read the LINI submission here Please contact Emily Smyth, Simon Bell, Peter Hutchinson or Pete Mullin at mail.northernireland@landscapeinstitute.org for further input relating to this inquiry. … Read full story