Hackney Design Awards


The awards celebrate great design in architecture, urban design and landscape architecture in Hackney.

Shortlist revealed and People's Choice Award

The 2016 awards received a record equalling number of nominations, ranging from schools to private homes, large housing developments to community space. Some tough decisions by the judging panel resulted in a shortlist of 16.  

During September the panel visited each of the shortlisted schemes to determine the winners, commendations and mentions. The winners will be revealed later in 2016.

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

Atherden Road TH Atherden Road E5

Simple extension and refurbishment of a double fronted Victorian terrace.

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The Bath House TH The Bath House Children's Community Centre E8

Small extension/refurbishment and feature tree-like internal staircase hosting different child spaces.

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Buccleuch House TH Buccleuch House E5

An intergenerational development, providing different types of housing to create one inclusive new community.

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Copper Lane TH Copper Lane N16

London's first co-housing scheme for six homes with shared community facilities and communal landscaping.

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The Cube Building TH The Cube Building N1

Modern mixed use commercial and housing scheme built in timber with a twisting cruciform plan behind a brick screen.

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Deborah House TH Deborah House

Light-touch environmental retrofit of a 1920s former shoe factory for affordable workspace for artists, designers and makers.

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Frampton Park Baptist TH Frampton Park Baptist Church E9

Mixed use regeneration scheme to provide a new church for the community and apartments.

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Hackney New School TH Hackney New School E8

A new school for a new mixed-ability Free School with a focus on music on a tight inner urban site.

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Lansdowne Drive TH Lansdowne Drive E8

First certified Passivhaus house in Hackney on a small urban infill site near London Fields.

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Nordic Lofts TH Nordic Lofts N16

Innovative new build timber housing scheme using materials creatively to provide six flats.

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Pembury Circus TH ​Pembury Circus E8

A mixed tenure housing scheme with community facilities and new public realm on the Pembury Estate.

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St Mary of Eaton TH St. Mary of Eton Church E9

A mixed-use residential and community development including the refurbishment of the 19th century Grade II* listed church.

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Shepherdess Walk TH Shepherdess Walk N1

New build residential scheme of houses and apartments with internal split levels.

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Skyline TH Skyline N4

Skyline is the second tower - one of a pair of towers - at Woodberry Down; one of London's largest regeneration projects led by Hackney Council and Berkeley Homes. Arranged over 30 floors, Skyline comprises 135 apartments.

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Wharf Road TH Wharf Road N1

Large new build mixed use commercial and residential project planned around courtyards providing access to Wenlock Basin.

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Woodberry Wetlands TH Woodberry Wetlands N16

Major heritage and landscape conservation project at Woodberry Down allowing public enjoyment of the East Reservoir.

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Design Awards video

Design Awards programme for 2016


Judging panel site visits and adjudicates.

People's Choice Award voting opens.

Late 2016

Awards announced.


"It was a fantastic experience to plan, build, and now live in Hackney. For architecture to be encouraged by Hackney Council in this way, and to make buildings we can all be proud of, is also terrific. We look forward to our next project in the borough."

David Mikhail, from Mikhail Riches Architects, one of the five winners from the Hackney Design Awards 2014.

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: 18/10/2016 16:52:27