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Early Bird deadline ends 24 Jan: Entries now open for The Pineapples

Enter The Pineapples awards for place, sponsored by the Design Council, and you can present your project live on stage at the Festival of Place and win your chance at a golden Pineapple for your project. 

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Pineapples winners with Sarah Weir, Sue Morgan and The Developer editor-in-chief Christine Murray
Pineapples winners with Sarah Weir, Sue Morgan and The Developer editor-in-chief Christine Murray

The Pineapples are now open for entries from local authorities, developers, architects or anyone on the project team involved in creating a great place.

 

Sponsored by the Design Council and brought to you by The Developer, The Pineapples define ‘place’ as a mixed-use development or cluster of developments that create a neighbourhood, large or small. There are categories for future, in-progress and completed places that may be wholly new or partially redeveloped.

 

In addition, buildings or other singular interventions (urban spaces, street furniture...) can be entered for their Contribution to Place, an award recognising individual projects that have made a positive contribution to the neighbourhood.

 

The winning places should be seen to thrive; a place where people want to live, work and play.

 

All shortlisted built projects are visited by the judges, and undergo live judging on stage at the Festival of Place, where shortlisted projects also present to their jury and a live audience of delegates.

 

To enter The Pineapples, visit www.thepineapples.co.uk

 

Last year’s The Pineapples saw Urban Splash and Places for People scoop two golden Pineapples, for Port Loop, Birmingham, and Smith’s Dock, North Shields. The London Borough of Camden picked up a Pineapple for the West End Project with LDA Design, Waltham Forest won for its walking and cycling work, and Wandsworth Borough Council also picked up a Pineapple for Balham High Road, as well as St George City with Patel Taylor for London Dock.

 

The Festival of Place takes place on 7 July 2020 and brings together local authorities, developers, scientists, landowners, investors, researchers and designers at Tobacco Dock in east London to explore and unpick what makes places that thrive, with six stages of dynamic content, placehack workshops and more.

 

The shortlisted projects were presented with their awards in front of the judges and the attendees of the inaugural Festival of Place on 9 July at an informal ceremony hosted by Design Council CEO Sarah Weir. Prior to the festival, the shortlisted built projects had been visited by the judges.

 

The winning places should be seen to thrive; a place where people want to live, work and play

 

Why Pineapples? The fruit is an international symbol of hospitality and frequently used to signify welcome and prosperity in historic UK architecture such as the Brighton’s Royal Pavilion or St Paul’s Cathedral.

 

“That’s what we believe all great places should be – welcoming and bringing prosperity to citizens and neighbours,” The Developer’s editor-in-chief Christine Murray said.

 

The Design Council said: “We are proud to sponsor The Pineapples awards. Our experience and evidence show that well-designed neighbourhoods can have a transformational impact on us all, improving health and well-being, enhancing the environment and stimulating the economy.”

 

The judges can choose to award a Pineapple to more than one project in each category. Last year, the judges elected to award six Pineapples on the night.

 

 

To enter The Pineapples, visit www.thepineapples.co.uk.

 

If you require a concessionary rate, please contact james.macleod@oceanmedia.co.uk.

 

Future Place winner 2019: West End Project, London – Camden, LDA Design
Future Place winner 2019: West End Project, London – Camden, LDA Design
Future Place winner 2019: Port Loop, Birmingham – Urban Splash, Places for People
Future Place winner 2019: Port Loop, Birmingham – Urban Splash, Places for People
Completed Place winner: Balham High Road – Wandsworth, Metropolitan Workshop
Completed Place winner: Balham High Road – Wandsworth, Metropolitan Workshop
Contribution to Place winner: Waltham Forest walking/cycling – Waltham Forest, Commonplace Digital
Contribution to Place winner: Waltham Forest walking/cycling – Waltham Forest, Commonplace Digital
Place in Progress winner: London Dock – St George City with Patel Taylor
Place in Progress winner: London Dock – St George City with Patel Taylor
Place in Progress winner: Smith’s Dock, North Shields – Urban Splash and Places for People
Place in Progress winner: Smith’s Dock, North Shields – Urban Splash and Places for People

The 2019 judges of The Pineapples were:

  • Yolande Barnes, chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL
  • Martin Reeves, chief executive, Coventry City Council
  • Roisin Willmott, director of Wales and Northern Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Akeel Malik, fund manager, Urban Splash Residential Fund
  • Brian Ham, executive director – development, Home Group
  • Peter Martin, group director – development, Sanctuary Group
  • Kate Martin, director of city housing, City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Sue Morgan, director of architecture and the built environment, Design Council
  • Ben Adams, founding director, Ben Adams Architects
  • Piers Taylor, founder, Invisible Studio Architects
  • Catherine Dewar, regional director – North West, Historic England
  • Mike Gedye, executive director, CBRE
  • Dinah Bornat, co-founder, ZCD Architects
  • Eleanor Fawcett, head of design, Old Oak and Park Royal Development
  • Emily Gee, regional director, London and South East, Historic England

The judges made their final deliberations at the festival and winners of The Pineapples were announced at the close of the one-day event in the on-site pub, accompanied by a Mariachi band.

 


Past shortlist and winners: The Pineapples 2019


Place in Progress

  • Winner: London Dock, London – St George City and Patel Taylor
  • Winner: Smith’s Dock, North Shields – Urban Splash and Places for People, CUBED
  • Battersea Power Station, London – Battersea Power Station Development Company
  • Blackwall Reach, London – Swan Housing Association, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Greater London Authority
  • Broadgate, London – British Land and Arup
  • King’s Cross, London – Argent
  • Park Hill, Sheffield – Urban Splash and Places for People, CUBED
  • Wembley Park, London – Quintain

 

Completed Place

  • Winner: Balham High Road, London – Wandsworth Borough Council and Metropolitan Workshop
  • London Wall Place, London – Brookfield Properties and Oxford Properties, Make Architects
  • One Tower Bridge, London – Berkeley Homes and London Borough of Southwark, Squire & Partners
  • Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare – West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, BDP

 

Future Place

  • Winner: West End Project, London – London Borough of Camden, LDA Design
  • Winner: Port Loop, Birmingham – Urban Splash and Places for People
  • 8 Albert Embankment, London – U+I, Pilbrow & Partners
  • Culture Mile, London – City of London
  • Inner North West Masterplan, Belfast – Belfast City Council
  • Kirkstall Forge, Leeds – CEG
  • Oakfield, Swindon – Nationwide, Metropolitan Workshop
  • Temple, Leeds – CEG
  • The Chocolate Factory, London – Haringey Council, Barton Willmore
  • Wickside, London – McGrath


Contribution to Place

  • Winner: Waltham Forest Walking and Cycling, London – London Borough of Waltham Forest, Commonplace Digital
  • Merchant Square Footbridge, London – European Land & Property, Knight Architects
  • Revealing the Charterhouse, London – The Charterhouse, Eric Parry Architects
  • Television Centre, London – Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan, AIMCo and BBC Studioworks, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
  • The Department Store, London – Squire & Partners

 

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