Hackney Council launches Design Awards 2012 for best new architecture

Hackney Council has begun its search for the best new designed buildings and spaces in the borough for the fifth Hackney Design Awards.

Nominated buildings must be located within Hackney and have been completed no earlier than August 1 2010 and be fully functioning by the closing date for nominations, Monday July 30.

Anyone can make a nomination, including architects who have designed a development, residents who inhabit newly developed 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 in Hackney.

Entries will be shortlisted and judged by an independent panel and the results will be announced in November.

For more information and to make a nomination see www.hackney.gov.uk/designawards