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.
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.
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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
Contribution to Place