Hackney Design Awards

Hackney Design Awards are a celebration of great design in Hackney and this year we received a total of 47 nominations, which were shortlisted to 32 schemes across a number of categories.

Our 2020 awards brochure has details of all this year’s winners and commended schemes.


Message from the Mayor

Young people’s choice award winner

This year, to celebrate the Council’s ongoing work in making Hackney a child-friendly borough, we have a separate young people’s choice award, which gives young people up to the age of 18 the chance to vote for their favourite scheme from a dedicated child-friendly shortlist.

With more than 40% of the vote, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the first-ever young people’s choice award is:

Winner - young people’s choice award

People’s choice award winner

The long-running people’s choice award puts the power in the hands of local communities to choose their overall winner from the shortlisted schemes.

Previous winners include 146A Rushmore Road in 2018 and Woodberry Wetlands in 2016. We received over 1200 votes year and are very pleased to announce that the winner of the people’s choice award 2020 is:

Winner - people’s choice award

Message from Elsie Owusu, Chair of Hackney Design Awards 2020

Main awards category

Winners - main awards category

Commended - main awards category

Inclusivity in design category

Projects that promote accessibility and inclusivity for all members of the local community.

Winners - inclusivity in design

Commended - inclusivity in design

Sustainability and climate change category

Schemes that incorporate design, construction, infrastructure, management, landscape, natural or other mechanisms/processes that embrace the principles of sustainability.

Winner - sustainability and climate change

Commended - sustainability and climate change

Heritage and restoration category

Sensitive and sympathetic restorations, buildings or extensions within a heritage setting.

Winners - heritage and restoration

Commended - heritage and restoration

The programme

  • Monday 14 December heritage and restoration category
  • Tuesday 15 December sustainability and climate change category
  • Wednesday 16 December inclusivity in design category
  • Thursday 17 December main awards category
  • Friday 18 December people’s choice (am) and young people’s choice awards (pm)

Our judges

This year our expert panel of judges comprises:

Judging panel

People’s choice award shortlisted schemes

Shortlisted schemes

Young people’s choice award shortlisted schemes

A total of 9 schemes were shortlisted.

Shortlisted schemes

Previous award winners

Hackney Design Awards photos
Page updated on: 20 June 2022

Hackney Design Awards