The Green was a place for imagining how urban public space might be better. The giant crumpled and tipped turfed shapes transformed six Yorkshire town centres in the autumn of 2003. We took turf (real turf) as a material to make with (and as a material universally liked) and worked with it freely, lifting it so that it’s not just underfoot and crumpling it so that you can sit on it and lie on it and can walk beneath it too – as a shelter.

For: Yorkshire Forward through Public Arts Wakefield.

With: Whitelaw Turkington, landscape architects.   

Image:  Grenville Charles.

Winner of Roses Award for uses of public art.