Landscape architecture company terra firma was the overall winner in two of the five categories of the 2019 Street Design Awards.
The Hampshire-based company’s Muslim War Cemetery Peace Garden won the urban green space category and the Golden Spiral won the public lighting category of the awards.
Recognising innovation and best practice in street design, the awards are organised by Local Government News magazine and are open to projects completed by, or on behalf of, local authorities.
The awards are broken down into five categories and the remaining categories are pedestrian environment, highways and children’s play.
Speaking about the awards, terra firma director Lionel Fanshawe, said: “We are obviously thrilled with both these awards! Two very different projects but with a common thread of having a fascinating cultural heritage and working with really good local authority clients and terrific teams for both design and delivery.”
The Muslim War Cemetery Peace Garden in Woking was designed by terra firma within the restored walls of a monument to First World War Muslim soldiers from the Commonwealth who died in the UK from their injuries. The garden was the recipient of a much publicised royal opening and subsequent BBC television programme.
Working with concept designer Fiona Atkinson and lighting designer DO Architecture, terra firma designed the public realm surrounding the BA i360 on Brighton’s seafront, creating an event space and plaza. The award-winning Golden Spiral lighting feature incorporated columns from the original West Pier.