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Place in Progress: Shortlist for The Pineapples awards 2021

Announcing the shortlisted places-in-progress that are up for a golden pineapple 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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Circus Square
Circus Square

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

 

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 – Place in Progress


Barking Riverside - Barking and Dagenham
Barking Riverside - Barking and Dagenham

Barking Riverside Limited

Expected to be completed within 15 years, this significant and substantial Barking Riverside mixed-use development sits alongside 2km of Thames River frontage in East London, and consists of 443-acres with plans for 10,000 homes

 

 


Circus Street - Brighton
Circus Street - Brighton

U+I with shedkm

This mixed-use development is transforming a derelict area of Brighton into a bespoke new quarter. It aims to maximise the public space available for the public, embedding the value of community and social interaction at the heart of the scheme

 

 


Climate Innovation District - Leeds
Climate Innovation District - Leeds

Citu Group Developments Ltd

This district consists of family homes, apartments, The Place - a large zero carbon office building and centre for excellence in tackling climate change, retail spaces, a primary school, a care home and a community centre. It spans both banks of the River Aire and is designed to reduce carbon emissions at every stage

 

 


New Islington - Manchester
New Islington - Manchester

House by Urban Splash

This mixed-use project transformed New Islington from a once deprived area to one of the UK’s most desirable and accessible mixed-tenure communities. With brilliantly designed homes, infrastructure, and its independent commercial area of food, entertainment and workspaces - it ensures long term economic sustainability

 

 


Sighthill Transformation Regeneration Masterplan - Glasgow
Sighthill Transformation Regeneration Masterplan - Glasgow

Glasgow City Council and Keepmoat Homes Scotland with LDA Design

This landscape-led masterplan transforms Sighthill with a mix of 850 new homes, education and community facilities, along with extensive parklands and a web of green routes, making travelling by bike or foot easier with Glasgow’s city centre just a 10-minute walk away

 

 


The Old Vinyl Factory  – Hayes
The Old Vinyl Factory – Hayes

U+I

This mixed-use neighbourhood with over 700 homes, 550,000 sq ft of offices, an innovation hub, an academy school, along with shops, cafes and a health centre, has had an immense transformation from its former state as a derelict 17-acre ex-EMI factory site. This cultural hub has not only added new life to Hayes, but also impacts the wider growth of the town centre

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