Hackney Design Awards

Hackney Design Awards are a celebration of great design in Hackney and since their inception in 2004, over 350 nominations have been received, 124 schemes shortlisted and 67 recognised as winners, commendations or mentions.

The awards offer a unique opportunity for the Council to engage with local communities and built environment professionals and increase our understanding of how quality design can make a real difference to where people live, work and relax.

In the past, nominations have come from all areas – the architects who designed the development, the residents who inhabit the homes, employees who enjoy their workplace, pupils who love their schools or people who are simply inspired by the look of a building or place.

Special categories

This year, we also have 4 special categories alongside the regular programme:

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, the awards will be taking a largely virtual format with our expert judging panel shortlisting and awarding schemes solely based on the submission material and additional follow up checks rather than physical site visits.

People’s choice and young people’s choice awards

The people’s choice award has been running since 2010 and puts the power in the hands of local communities to vote for their favourite amongst the shortlisted nominations.

This year, to celebrate the work that Hackney is undertaking to support young people growing up in Hackney, we have a dedicated young people’s choice award category for projects that enhance the life of those aged up to 18 years.

All shortlisted entries for both awards will appear on this page in November along with details of how to vote.

Based on the votes received, the winner of the people’s choice and young people’s choice awards will be announced in late 2020.

Programme for 2020

Previous award winners

Hackney Design Awards photos
Page updated on: 6 October 2020

Hackney Design Awards