The Pineapples Quite simply, we are looking for the best places in the UK
What is a place? We define place as a mixed-use development of scale and incorporating public realm or outdoor communal space
The categories There are four categories to enter that recognise completed developments, works-in-progress, future projects and individual buildings or projects that contribute to a development, neighbourhood or place.
Criteria The judges will seek to recognise design excellence and contribution to urban life, assess the user experience of the place, and consider whether the development team has created a place where people thrive. Multiple Pineapples can be awarded for each category at the judges’ discretion
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This is the highest honour in The Pineapples. This Place award is for a development of scale that incorporates a mix of uses and outdoor public realm or outdoor communal space. It must be in use for at least two years at the time of entering.
The judges will be looking for excellence in design, a place that welcomes and fosters community, a positive user experience that contributes to urban life, and encourages people to dwell, live, work, connect, learn or play. In short, a thriving place.
Submission requirements: The development must incorporate a mix of uses and an outdoor communal space that serves either a select community or the public at large. The public realm must be inhabited for at least two years, meaning these spaces have been open, accessible, and in use for at least two years prior to 1 June, 2019. It must be able to be visited by the expert judges in June, 2019.
Selected projects will be visited by the judges, and the teams of shortlisted projects will be invited to present at the Festival of Place on 9 July, where judges will have the opportunity to hear more about the project and ask questions.
Winners will be announced at a cocktail party at the Festival of Place. Pina Coladas will be served, and golden pineapples awarded to the winners. The judges may select one or several winners on the night.
This award is for an outdoor space, urban intervention or development incorporating public realm that is part-way through development – having completed a phase. The judges will be looking for a place that has made a promising start on the journey to completion. This award seeks to recognise early retail, meanwhile or community outreach projects, events and clever phasing that seeks to foster community, welcome visitors and attract tenants, contribute to urban life, and encourage people to dwell, live, work, connect, learn or play.
Submission requirements: The project must incorporate an external space or gathering place that is either open to a select community or the public at large. The project must be part-way through its development cycle with at least the first phase completed. It must be able to be visited by the expert judges.
This award seeks to recognise a masterplan for a major mixed-use development in the UK that incorporates public realm and/or a communal outdoor space. The judges will be looking for excellence in design for a proposed place that seeks foster community, welcome visitors and attract tenants, contribute to urban life, and encourage people to dwell, live, work, connect, learn or play.
Submission requirements: The proposed design or masterplan can be in development or proposed, such as a competition entry. The award seeks to recognise excellence in design and new thinking in how to make places that thrive; where people want to live, work, play and learn.
This award seeks to recognise a piece of work, such as a building, meanwhile use, playground, street furniture, or other intervention that has contributed to the urban life of a place in fostering an environment where people or businesses thrive.
The judges will be looking for a singular work of design that has contributed to the life of a place, either through its fostering of community, welcoming visitors and attracting tenants, providing for families or other demographics, contributing to urban life, or generally encouraging people to dwell, live, work, connect, learn or play.