About The Pineapples


Launched in 2019 by The Developer in partnership with Design Council, The Pineapples awards are unique in seeking to celebrate great places. In short, we’re looking for places that thrive, where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn.

Why Pineapples? The fruit is a common symbol of welcome in UK architecture, which is what we think great places should be: welcoming. And who doesn’t want to win a golden pineapple?


What’s a place? It’s a mixed-use development or cluster of developments that create a neighbourhood, large or small. It may be a wholly new place or a redevelopment.


Who can enter? The local authority, developer or anyone on the place’s project team, as long as they have permission from the landowner for the judging visit, if not a place open to the public


Judges visits Shortlisted projects will be visited by our judges (with the exception of Future Place). They’ll be looking for projects that make a positive contribution to urban life, from shared spaces that foster community, to developments worth living in, to street furniture and play equipment that draws in life, to retail experiences that make shopping special again


Live presentations All shortlisted projects must present their work on stage at the Festival of Place on 13 November, 2020 at Tobacco Dock, London, in front of the judging panel and as part of the Festival line-up. The conference audience is drawn from local government, developers, investors, architects and more


Categories Pineapples will be awarded for the best Future Place, Place in Progress, Contribution to Place and Completed Place in the UK. New for 2020 is the International Future Place category welcoming entries from outside of the UK.


Click here for more information on the categories and criteria


Contact us: For more information, contact james@thedeveloper.live or phone 0207728384


Entry Deadline
Super early bird: 19 December
Early bird: 24 January ** deadline extended until 31 January **
Final entry deadline: 20 March




  • 13 November 2020
  • Tobacco Dock
  • Wapping, London E1W 2SF
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