Fantastic news for Collective Architecture and City of Edinburgh Council as the Granton Waterfront project won a Pineapple Award on 17th July 2021.
The Pineapple Awards are the only UK award that celebrate the best in making place, where people thrive, where people want to live, work, play, shop or learn. The Pineapples are unique in that shortlisted projects are presented to the judges in front of a live audience, showcasing urban development work taking place in communities across the UK. You can watch the full Granton Waterfront presentation here.
The judges were struck by an incredibly ambitious project that takes a genunie and comprehensive approach to inclusion and social equity, from its considered approach to education and lifelong learning, to the way it gives surrounding communities free access to the sea. The project bring back into use something that is already there, a beautiful natural asset, that is also a climate resilient integrated solution. The judges described this project as powerful and environmentally and socially sustainable.
Jude Barber, Director at Collective Architecture said 'This project is testiment to so many people's hard work and ambition, most notable our client, City of Edinburgh Council, who had that orginal vision for where the city wanted to go and lead the way in terms of low carbon and climate resilience'.
A very big well done to everyone involved in this trail blazing project including; Studio for New Realieites, AECOM, LUC, ARUP, Gardiner & Theobald and Luxigon.