Public space is a stage for human life, a place of democracy and collectivity. Open, accessible and abundant public space is crucial to the civic health of our cities and shared landscapes – a critical communal resource. As these spaces become increasingly threatened in the face of darkening commercial and political forces, the AR Public awards recognise the importance of creating, rescuing and renovating public spaces.

Entries for the 2024 awards have now closed. View the winners and the shortlist.

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2026's awards

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2024 Judges

Ricky Burdett of LSE, Aziza Chaouni or ACP and University of Toronto and Günther Vogt of Vogt Landscape Architects. With public spaces in mind, we asked them three questions to help us get to know them better. You can read their answers below.

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