Local people wrote to Ocean Media the organisers of the Festival of Place to object to U+I being shortlisted for a Festival of Place award, the ‘Future Place’ award for 8 Albert Embankment.
We said they did not deserve an award when they had failed to design their development with the community most impacted by their proposals.
Our objections went to the judges prior to their decision and U+I did not win an award.
Below is content contained in the email to the Whitgift Estate:
Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: Pineapple Awards – Shortlisting of 8 Albert Embankment – Press Interest
To: Whitgift Estate <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is to acknowledge receipt of your letter.
The Pineapples awards were presented last night and 8 Albert Embankment was not among the winners.
We are considering how to engage with communities as part of the judging process going forward.
Your letter was shared with the judges prior to them making their decision.