The Developer is pleased to announce a new award as part of its The Pineapples awards for place: International Future Place will recognise masterplans for mixed-use developments anywhere in the world.
The Developer has announced a new award celebrating the best International Future Place as part of The Pineapples awards for place, now open for entries.
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 in the UK that may be wholly new or partially redeveloped. This is the first international Pineapple for excellence in place.
This new category seeks to recognise innovative proposals for international urban places, from the conceptual to competition entries, as well as planned and proposed projects still under construction.
Entries are invited from developers, architects, local authorities and local government or anyone on the project team involved in creating a great place. Early Bird deadline is 24 January, with a final entry deadline of 20 March.
The winning places should be designed to create communities that thrive; a place where people want to live, work and play.
All shortlisted International Future Places will be presented live on stage at The Festival of Place in front of the judges on 7 July, 2020, with winners announced that evening at a special party.
Early bird deadline 24 January. To enter The Pineapples, visit www.thepineapples.co.uk
About The Pineapples
Launched by The Developer in 2019, The Pineapples are an exciting new award for the very best in placemaking. All shortlisted projects are presented live on stage at the Festival of Place with winners announced that evening (7 July, 2020). All built projects are visited by the judges before the Festival.
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.
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The 2019 judges of The Pineapples were:
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
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