The Developer Live: Risk & Resilience takes place at Illuminate, The Science Museum on 8 November 2019 Book now!

Meanwhile Prize for temporary projects launched

New award for pop-up interventions will be judged by Liza Fior of Muf Architecture, Pam Alexander OBE, Angus Dodd, CEO, Quintain and Darren Comber, CEO, Scott Brownrigg. Final entry deadline: 30 October

Linked InTwitterFacebook
The Meanwhile Prize celebrates temporary interventions with impact
The Meanwhile Prize celebrates temporary interventions with impact

The Developer has announced the launch of a new prize for meanwhile use temporary interventions on urban sites including artworks, pop-up bars and restaurants, landscape projects, leisure and play structures, guerrilla gardens, community projects, street furniture or other ’meanwhile’ activations that have made a positive contribution to place in the UK.

 

The Meanwhile Prize is open to architects, developers, local authorities, landscape designers, artists... indeed anyone who has been involved in the creation of a temporary and public community asset.

 

The project needs to have been in-use at some point during the past five years, although it may no longer be in use today.

 

Click here to enter the Meanwhile Prize

 

The prize is looking to recognise meanwhile use projects that have made a positive contribution to urban life. The social impact of the project will be considered as well as its use of resources.

 

The judges are Liza Fior, Founding Partner of Muf Architecture, Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain; Pam Alexander OBE, Chair of Commonplace Digital Ltd and Non Executive Director of the London Legacy Development Corporation; Darren Comber, Chief Executive of Scott Brownrigg and Christine Murray, Editor-in-Chief of The Developer.

 

 

“The Meanwhile Prize acknowledges creativity and design in this rapidly expanding area”
Darren Comber, Chief Executive, Scott Brownrigg

 

 

The prize will be judged on design, activation and the meanwhile project’s impact on community and place. Entrants are encouraged to submit words, photographs, clippings, drawings, letters and other supporting documentation. The project’s success and legacy will also be considered.



Enter now

 

Dodd said: “I’m delighted to be on the judging panel for The Developer’s Meanwhile Prize.

“Meanwhile-use projects are essential to the creation of engaging neighbourhoods and the involvement of local communities in the development process. They are a key part of Quintain’s development strategy at Wembley Park as we build a thriving 85 acre mixed-use neighbourhood.”

 

Comber said: ‘‘Meanwhile use provides the opportunity to creatively animate our urban environments in a way that can deliver significant benefits to local communities, encouraging innovation and supporting the whole notion of ‘street start ups’.

 

‘The Meanwhile Prize acknowledges creativity and design in this rapidly expanding area.”

 


Judges

  • Pam Alexander OBE, Chair, Commonplace Digital; Non Executive Director, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Angus Dodd, Chief Executive, Quintain
  • Darren Comber, Chief Executive, Scott Brownrigg
  • Christine Murray, Editor-in-Chief, The Developer

 

The shortlisted projects for the Meanwhile Prize will feature in an exhibition and participate in a panel discussion on “meanwhile places” at the HOMES UK 2019 exhibition, one of the largest gatherings of the UK residential sector with 6,000 attendees, taking place on 27-28 November at London’s ExCel.

 

The winning project will feature in the Spring/Summer edition of The Developer, which is distributed at the Mipim property fair in Cannes, France.

 

On the launch of the Meanwhile Prize, Christine Murray, Editor-in-Chief of The Developer, said: “Temporary projects can support places in transition. They can foster community and facilitate co-creation, attract people to a new area, provide essential interim services or simply inject a bit of excitement and character into a vacant site or construction zone.

 

“Meanwhile-use projects are essential to the creation of engaging neighbourhoods and the involvement of local communities in the development process”
Angus Dodd, Chief Executive of Quintain

 

“With this prize, we hope to find innovative approaches to mitigating the disruption of construction and the stress of change while making a positive social impact through its contribution to urban life, generosity or joie-de-vivre.”

 

The final deadline for entries is 30 October. Entries cost £149.

 

Click here to enter the Meanwhile Prize

 

Charities requiring a hardship rate are invited to get in touch at james.macleod@oceanmedia.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Linked InTwitterFacebook

Sign up to our newsletter

Get updates from The Developer straight to your inbox


© The Developer 2019 - Ocean Media Group, 3rd Floor, 4 Harbour Exchange Square, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 9GE Tel: 020 7772 8300 | Fax: 020 77728599