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2017 Macgregor Smith prize for Landscape and Public Realm Design

As part of our association with the University of Bath’s Department of Architecture, we are delighted this year to award the prize to Emma Hugh for her final year MArch degree project: Hortus Revividus.
A Botanical Research Facility for Medicinal Plants in the Rising Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance, located in Larnaka, Cyprus.
A contemporary reinterpretation of the Cyprus Healing Monasteries brings together a Botanical Garden, offering research facilities, reception, shop and café, and exhibition area.
Emma’s design delivers a building that creates a courtyard garden typology, which is focused across Cyprus. The courtyard garden becomes a place of tranquility, escape and research away from the busy life of the city and waterfront landscape.
Rupert Grierson, Director of Macgregor Smith in presenting the award to Sophie, recognised her work as an excellent, clear and concise design proposal. It revealed a real sensitivity for context elevated through exceptional graphic presentation.