Shortlist announced for The Pineapples awards for place

The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Pineapples awards for place, as fresh pineapples were delivered to the offices of successful entrants across the UK to celebrate their success.

This week, the shortlisted built projects will be visited by the judges, who will be assessing the quality of these places using methodology by the Gehl Institute.

The Pineapples, sponsored by the Design Council, celebrate the urban life of developments and places where people want to live, work and play. The four categories include completed place, place in progress, contribution to place for individual buildings and meanwhiles, and future place, for masterplans.

The awards are unique because all shortlisted built projects are visited by the judges, as well as presented to a live audience of delegates at the Festival of Place.

The Festival of Place is a one-day event that transforms Tobacco Dock in east London into an HQ for makers of place, bringing together speakers and delegates from across the built environment who care about building cities that thrive.

The awards are also unique in requiring completed projects to be in use for a minimum of two years before being assessed, supporting the importance of post-occupancy evaluation in the built environment.

Projects shortlisted for The Pineapples:

The Pineapples for place in progress

Battersea Power Station, London, Battersea Power Station Development Company

Blackwall Reach, London, Swan Housing Association, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Greater London Authority

Broadgate, London, British Land, Arup

King’s Cross, London, Argent

London Dock, London, St George City, Patel Taylor

Park Hill, Sheffield, Urban Splash and Places for People, CUBED

Smith’s Dock, North Shields, Urban Splash and Places for People, CUBED

Wembley Park, London, Quintain

The Pineapples for completed place
Balham Town Centre, London, Wandsworth Borough Council, Metropolitan Workshop
London Wall Place, London, Brookfield Properties and Oxford Properties, Make Architects
One Tower Bridge, London, Berkeley Homes and London Borough of Southwark, Squire & Partners
Italian Gardens, Weston-super-Mare, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, BDP

The Pineapples for future place
8 Albert Embankment, London, U+I, Pilbrow & Partners
Culture Mile, London, City of London
Inner North West Masterplan, Belfast, Belfast City Council
Kirkstall Forge, Leeds, Leeds City Council, CEG
Oakfield, Swindon, Nationwide, Metropolitan Workshop 
Port Loop, Birmingham, Urban Splash, CUBED
South Bank, Leeds, Leeds City Council, CEG
The Chocolate Factory, London, Haringey Council, Barton Willmore
West End Project, London, London Borough of Camden, LDA Design
Wickside, London, McGrath, CEG

The Pineapples for contribution to place

Merchant Square Footbridge, London, European Land & Property, Knight Architects
Revealing the Charterhouse, London, The Charterhouse, Eric Parry Architects
Television Centre, London, Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan, AIMCo and BBC Studioworks, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
The Department Store, London, Squire & Partners
Waltham Forest Walking and Cycling, London, London Borough of Waltham Forest, Commonplace Digital

The judges include:

Yolande Barnes, chair, Bartlett Real Estate Institute, UCL

Roisin Willmott, director of Wales and Northern Ireland, Royal Town Planning Institute

Akeel Malik, fund manager, Urban Splash Residential Fund

Brian Ham, executive director – development, Home Group

Peter Martin, group director – development, Sanctuary Group

Sue Morgan, director of architecture and the built environment, Design Council

Ben Adams, founding director, Ben Adams Architects

Piers Taylor, founder, Invisible Studio Architects

The judges will make their final deliberations at the festival and winners of The Pineapples will be announced at the cocktail party at the close of the Festival of Place.

The Design Council says, “We are proud to sponsor the Festival of Place and the Pineapple Awards, which will be the summer’s leading event in the built environment calendar. 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.”

Brought to you by The Developer, the Festival of Place takes place at Tobacco Dock on 9th July 2019

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