Hackney Design Awards

Shortlist revealed

The 2018 awards received 42 nominations of the best buildings and public spaces in Hackney, ranging from workspaces to extensions, office developments to social housing. Some tough decisions by the judging panel resulted in a shortlist of 15.

During October the panel will visit each of the shortlisted schemes to determine the winners.

Please take a look at each of the shortlisted schemes below.

People's Choice Award

This is your chance to judge and vote for your favourite from the shortlisted entries.

Based on your votes, the winner of the People's Choice Award will be announced in late 2018.

Shortlisted schemes

Bayston Road, N16 TH Bayston Road, N16

A single-storey L shaped one-room extension to a Victorian terrace in Stoke Newington, distinguished by careful detailing and a simple material palette of exposed brickwork, timber and concrete. 

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Black Stone Building, N4 TH Black Stone Building, N4

3 apartments with architecture influenced by the stacking of everyday objects, with a stucco facade of lime, sand and ash. Internally, the 4 floors are bound together by concrete columns that define the primary living spaces from which other rooms unfold. 

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Building 1, Principal Place, EC2A TH Building 1, Principal Place, EC2A

A major new 15-storey mixed-use development, housing the UK headquarters of Amazon, designed internally as a 21st century warehouse, offering a more interactive and flexible model of working. 

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32 Cassland Road, E9 TH 32 Cassland Road, E9

An artist's workspace, created behind a grand terrace of Grade II listed Georgian townhouses. The 'light chimney' and dark timber cladding provide a dramatic endpoint to the garden, while integrating comfortably with the natural setting. 

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De Beauvoir Block, N1 TH De Beauvoir Block, N1

Restoration of a terrace of early 20th century industrial buildings creating 33 workspaces and a new central yard. The architecture creates robust, sustainable, day lit and naturally ventilated interiors opening up to the new yard and terraces. 

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Great Eastern Buildings TH Great Eastern Buildings, E8

A mixed-use development in a constrained location providing 18 mixed-tenure residential units and create and commercial space at street-level. The development creates a new mews street and reflects the surrounding Victorian housing. 

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Hackney Town Hall TH Hackney Town Hall, E8

Comprehensive refurbishment of the Art Deco Grade II-listed Hackney Town Hall, encompassing painstaking restoration and the creation of 2 new indoor event spaces. 

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Kings Crescent Estate Phases TH Kings Crescent Estate Phases 1 & 2, N4

New and refurbished homes for social rent, shared ownership and outright sale delivering high-quality architecture regardless of tenure, expressed through generous layouts and elegant materiality. 

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The Makers House TH The Makers House, E9

A new-build villa in the Victoria Park Conservation Area, with an exterior combining roman brickwork with zinc roofing and internally exposed steel and timber work. 

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Nobu Hotel TH Nobu Hotel, EC2A

Occupying a tight Shoreditch plot, the 150-bedroom hotel follows the street line, and incorporates a lush sunken pocket park. The hotel's concrete cladding, creative textiles and warm fabrics create an elegant aesthetic. 

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PEER Gallery TH PEER Gallery, N1

A transformation of a drab and neglected outdoor area in front of a Post Office and PEER Gallery on Hoxton Street. Now an open and welcoming public space, containing a new community garden with a planted vertical wall and new art pieces that animate the space. 

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Pitwell Mews TH Pitwell Mews, E8

Redevelopment of a brownfield site off Wilton Way, creating a secluded, mixed-use mews of three houses and a small office building. 

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Quadra TH Quadra, E8

A mixture of spacious, private and affordable one and two bedroom apartments for the over 55s with views over London Fields. Inspired by local townhouses. 

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146A Rushmore Road, E5 th 146A Rushmore Road, E5

A three-bedroom family house on a tight, infill site in Clapton. The house plays with scale, using oversized windows and openings to create a greater feeling of space across the rear courtyard. 

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The Wrong House TH Wrong House, E9

Extension to a semi-detached Victorian townhouse in the Victoria Park Conservation Area, creating a workshop and ensuite bedroom, emphasising volume and material continuity in relation to the house. 

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Design Awards programme for 2018

October

Judging panel site visits and adjudicates.

People's Choice Award voting opens.

Late 2018

Awards announced.

Testimonial

"Hackney Council actively support and endorse high quality Architecture and Urban design and as a previous recipient of a Hackney Design award we were delighted that our project at Barretts Grove was recognised alongside an eclectic mix high quality design amd award winning projects." Amin Taha, Groupwork + Amin Taha

Previous award winners

Contact us

If you require further information or a copy of the nominations pack, please contact designawards@hackney.gov.uk.

Page updated: 11/10/2018 14:22:06