From 306 national and international entries, 27 projects have been given awarded as winners by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards at a ceremony held at The Hub in Edinburgh supported by the City of Edinburgh Council. Awards were presented to the best new buildings, public spaces, restorations and public art by Civic Trust Awards Patron, architect and TV presenter George Clarke and Civic Trust Awards Managing Director Malcolm Hankey.
The Royal Shakespeare Company theatre transformed by the architectural firm Bennetts Associates has won multiple awards. We were appointed by Bennetts, working alongside Buro Happold, to provide supporting landscape design for the critical floodplain compensation measures and detailed soft landscape planting design around the theatre, and along the riverside. This included bold geometric planting design to complement the architecture as part of the site frontage with the adjacent public open space, as well as simple designs to soften areas of hard landscape and native wetland marginals along the riverside.
The transformation of the Grade II* listed home of Shakespearean theatre was won through an international competition and opened in November 2010. At its heart, a new 1,000-seat thrust-stage auditorium has revolutionised the way audiences experience live theatre. We were also appointed directly by the RSC for additional landscape design work to their new offices in Stratford and to prepare designs to enhance the circulation through the Theatre Gardens, adjacent to the Swan Theatre.