The London 2012 Olympic Parklands and Public Realm project, designed by LDA Design and Hargreaves Associates, was given a special award in ‘Recognition of Excellence in the Built Environment’ at the Civic Trust Awards on 9 March 2013.
The Olympic Park formed the centrepiece of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the most sustainable games to date. It is the largest new urban park in the capital since the Victorian era and will act as a catalyst for major regeneration in East London.
The judges noted the challenging objectives that went beyond the usual, to include more far reaching priority theme targets such as sustainability, equality and inclusion, and employment and skills to create the Olympic Park and the associated venues.
They praised the park??s success in providing world class landscapes and facilities during the games, which will be transformed into the post games park that will continue to provide valued habitats within a vibrant, attractive modern and sustainable park that can be enjoyed as a place for people to relax, play and exercise for years to come.