People to vote for Hackney architecture at design awards

Waddington Studios

Waddington Studios - Credit: Archant

Residents and visitors to Hackney can now vote for their favourite buildings and spaces in a prestigious design competition.

The Hackney Design Awards are back for their sixth year to celebrate architecture and design in the borough.

A judging panel narrowed down 50 entries to 16, based on their innovative designs and contributions to the area.

The vote is now open to the public until October 22 and the winning entry will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 26.

Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney said: “We want to ensure that buildings and public spaces throughout Hackney make a positive contribution to the lives of people throughout the borough, as well as being inspirational spaces that compliment their surroundings.”

He added: “We know how important high quality, well-designed buildings and spaces are to the lives of residents and the wider community as Hackney continues to grow and change.

“This is why for the People’s Choice Awards, we want to see as many residents and visitors to the borough as possible vote for one of the shortlisted schemes that they see as making a positive or inspirational addition to the borough’s urban landscape.”

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Votes can be cast by:

Phone: 0208 356 2388



Post: Freepost RSLJ-ARTC-GXRAZ, Hackney Design Awards 2014, 3rd Floor, 2 Hillman Street, London, E8 1FB

Entries for the Design Awards are:

215 Kingsland Road, E2 - Small residential /studio infill site using corten steel cladding set between two Grade II listed buildings.

Black and White Building, EC2A - The comprehensive refurbishment of a historic former furniture factory for flexible workspace in Shoreditch.

Blackbox, Culford Mews, N1 - A new build modern interpretation of mews house on a small infill site.

Cardinal Pole Catholic School, E9 - New school building bringing together various campuses into one building arranged around three learning communities.

151 Church Walk, N16 - Innovative scheme accommodating four units on small urban site.

141-145 Curtain Road, EC2A - Refurbishment of existing Victorian buildings with bold and modern upper level additions for office space.

Drake’s, N1 - Refurbishment of fine interwar building for work space with apartments on the upper floors.

The Gingerbread House, E9 - New build timber one bed house on site of former box factory using mix of materials and cedar shingles.

Greenwood Road, E8 - This project involves the conversion, repair and extensive remodelling of a semi-detached family Victorian house.

Hackney City Farm, E2 - New shop space using recycled and reclaimed building materials in a innovative and playful way.

Kings Crescent Estate Pocket Park, N4 - Community based initiative to create a small space and orchard on left over land at Kings Crescent Estate.

Leonard Circus Shared Space, EC2A - New urban space applying concepts of shared space with pedestrian priority to this major intersection in Shoreditch.

Shakespeare House, E9 - Extensive remodelling, extension and re-cladding of an existing apartment block to create modern accommodation with a contemporary exterior.

The Garden School, N16 - This is a new replacement school building with play spaces on a tight urban site.

Waddington Studios, N16 - The development comprises artist studios and residences within a mews street in Stoke Newington.

Writer’s Shed, E8 - Simple small timber shed at the bottom of a garden conceived as a writer’s retreat.