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Future Place: Shortlist for The Pineapples awards 2021

These future places and their masterplans are up for a golden pineapple for Future Place and will be presented live in front of an audience and the judging panel at The Pineapples awards for place, 12-16 July

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Love Wolverton from developer TOWN
Love Wolverton from developer TOWN

The first shortlists have been announced for The Pineapples 2021 awards, including the projects vying for a golden pineapple for Future Place.

 

The Pineapples are only awards that celebrate the best in making places where people thrive, and are run in association with the Design Council. Launched in 2019 by The Developer, The Pineapples are unique in seeking to celebrate places where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn. Shortlisted projects are presented in front of a live audience and the judging panel. Winners are awarded a golden pineapple trophy; the fruit is a traditional symbol of welcome in UK architecture.

 

The Design Council has supported The Pineapples since their launch in 2018. This year, with Design Economy 2021, the Design Council is exploring design’s social and environmental impact, as well as its economic contribution, giving us the most comprehensive assessment to date on the state of design in the UK.

 

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

 

Get your pass to attend The Pineapples and see 40+ exemplar projects presented by developers and architects as they vie for a golden pineapple for excellence in design, development and placemaking

 

In 2021, the categories for Place of the Year, Place in Progress, Future Place and International Place are joined by five new categories to celebrate excellence in five specific areas: Community Engagement, Creative Reuse, Public Space, Activation and Sustainable Transport. These five categories replace the former Contribution to Place category.

 

Shortlisted built projects are visited where possible by at least one judge, who assesses the quality of these places using methodology developed with the Design Council and shaped using the 12 principles of public space by the Gehl Institute.

 

The shortlisted projects will be presented in front of a live audience during the Festival of Place: The Pineapples, 12-16 July with the winners announced on the final day

 

 

Shortlist for The Pineapples 2021 – Future Place


Better Queensway - Southend-on-Sea
Better Queensway - Southend-on-Sea

Porters Place LLP: joint venture between Swan Housing and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

The existing 1960s council estate will see four tower blocks demolished and the construction of 1,760 new homes, 10,000 square metres of commercial space, children’s play areas, parks and public spaces

 

 


Blackwall Yard - Poplar
Blackwall Yard - Poplar

Hadley Property Group

Plans for this 1.9 hectare site include a new river boat pier, a community hub and primary school, homes and workspace and a new wellness centre will transform this riverside site on the north bank of the river Thames which was a private car park for more than 30 years

 

 


Granton Waterfront - Edinburgh
Granton Waterfront - Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council with Collective Architecture

The proposal for Granton Waterfront includes 3,000 new homes, a new school, cultural facilities and a new 10-hectare flood-resilient coastal park that reconnecxts the waterfront with the city and existing communities

 

 


High Path Estate - Merton
High Path Estate - Merton

Clarion Housing Group with PRP Architects

This development seeks to keep the existing community in situ and rehouse them first. The masterplan will reconnect existing neighbourhoods with a series of new streets and create a new park for the wider community with new cycling and walking trails on the edge of the Wandle River

 

 


Love Wolverton - Wolverton
Love Wolverton - Wolverton

TOWN

The Agora Centre, a 1970s shopping and leisure centre, will be replaced by a grid of residential streets with 115 homes, 8 new shop units and a community space. A community energy services company, Wolverton Community Energy, will run the on-site microgrid

 

 


Station Hill - Reading
Station Hill - Reading

Lincoln MGT with CallisonRTKL

Located just steps from Reading’s mainline train station, Station Hill includes offices, retail spaces, 750 homes and two acres of public realm. The project is on track for a BREEAM Excellent rating while the offices and new homes are expected to increase spend on the nearby high street

 

 


Stretford Masterplan
Stretford Masterplan

Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council JV

This masterplan aims to transform Stretford Mall into a high street to create a self-sufficient and sustainable town centre with revitalised retail, solar street lighting, district heating systems, 800 homes and new public spaces

 

 

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