LINI AGM 2015 – 7 May 2015, Belfast

To all Landscape Institute Northern Ireland members, Notice is hereby given that the 45th Annual General Meeting of the Landscape Institute Northern Ireland branch will be held on Thursday 7th May 2015 at 6pm (Drinks / refreshments will be available from 5pm) in AECOM offices, 9th Floor, The Clarence West Building, 2 Clarence Street West, Belfast BT2 7GP (tel: 028 9060 7200) Following the AGM, LINI members are invited to visit Belfast’s Art Galleries (with further refreshments) until 9pm as part of Belfast’s Late Night Art … Read full story

LINI 2105 Conference: “Future Places and Spaces” – 1st June 2015, Belfast.

Landscape Institute Northern Ireland is pleased to announce a one-day conference ‘FUTURE PLACES AND SPACES’ on 1st June 2015. The conference relates to the design, implementation and management of Northern Ireland’s places and spaces. Specifically to inform those who commission, deliver and manage Northern Ireland’s places and spaces, the conference aims to provide a critical review of practice and processes in design, implementation and management of our places, and stimulate decision-makers by providing a vision and ambition for the future. … Read full story

Civic Stewardship symposium

Civic Stewardship symposium. In November 2013, LINI supported delivery of a symposium on Civic Stewardship, coordinated by the MAG (Ministerial Advisory Group for Architecture and the Built Environment). The day was well attended by participants from across the disciplines of the built environment and local authority and community groups. The guest speakers provided interesting and useful-to-know information relating to use of land in Glasgow for which planning permission has been granted but stalled, and community led masterplanning and town vision, … Read full story

Changing Landscapes Conference, Craigavon

In January 2014, in partnership with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Craigavon Borough Council, LINI delivered an important conference, ‘Changing Landscapes’, to over 100 delegates on the role of Landscape Character Assessment in local development plan-making, and its relevance to the new local authorities after April 2015. The Minister of the Environment, Mark H Durkan, opened the conference, explicitly recognising the work of the landscape architectural profession in sustainable design, site planning, green infrastructure, protecting, stewarding and enhancing our … Read full story

Robert Carson Receives LI Gold Medal

In November 2013, the Landscape Institute Awards ceremony in London announced the award of a Gold Medal to LINI member Robert Carson, acknowledging his importance to the profession in Northern Ireland, Ireland, UK and further afield. Unfortunately, Robert was unwell at the time, and unable to receive his award. A special ceremony for the award of the Gold Medal to Robert Carson by Noel Farrar, incoming President of the Landscape Institute, celebrating Robert’s landscape architectural work and practice, will take … Read full story

Heritage of the Landscape Architectural Profession in Northern Ireland

Telling the story of landscape architecture in Northern Ireland / Ireland. To principals and key members of LINI Practices further to our project telling the story of the evolution of the profession in Northern Ireland and Ireland since its formation 50 years ago we are gathering information from all practices to be part of this journey. Being short of knowledge of what practices have been involved in we really need you to dig into your archives. To that end we have … Read full story

Victoria Square

Victoria Square Victoria Square bases itself on an open street model more prevalent in mainland European cities: it is an urban grain streetscape, not a mall. Every facet of the footprint connects with the city, establishing new relationships between previously disjointed areas of the public realm. The architecture successfully integrates itself with the surrounding streets using a variety of materials to complement the proportion and massing of the building elements which acknowledge the scale of existing city plot sizes. An … Read full story

Student Project Neil McIntosh Edinburgh College of Art

Neil McIntosh, Edinburgh College of Art – Final Year Project Portrush Redevelopment of the western peninsula of Portrush, with a new aquarium, hotel, train station and marina. The new aquarium will provide a major attraction with emphasis on providing wet weather entertainment. A fresh water lake around the aquarium will provide an important habitat for local wildlife with informal recreation taking place in the aquarium park. A new promenade lined with retail will provide a new link to the aquarium … Read full story

Lower Chichester Street

Lower Chichester Street in Belfast City Centre runs in front of the Royal Courts of Justice and alongside the recently constructed Laganside Magistrates Court and the Bar Library. The street was closed to traffic as a security measure in the 1980’s, but remained open to pedestrian access and court traffic. Lower Chichester Street forms part of the main access from the City Hall to the Waterfront Hall and River Lagan and is therefore a key linkage in downtown Belfast. However, … Read full story

Newcastle Promenade

Scott Wilson was commissioned to prepare a scheme to help reinstate Newcastle as Northern Ireland’s premier seaside resort. Newcastle now has a modern, exciting and cohesive appearance whilst reflecting the natural heritage of the area. The design, which includes new lighting and seating, mirrors the natural surroundings of the mountains and waves, allowing direct access on to the beach from the main street. A wave wall, helping to protect the town from the effects of high tides and storms, has … Read full story