Hackney Council is searching for the best new buildings and public spaces in the borough. Nominations open this week on 2 June.
Anyone can nominate buildings or places that are of high quality design. Architects, residents, and visitors who have spotted an outstanding building in Hackney can nominate it.
There is a wide range of different types of projects eligible for the awards, including residential, commercial, community, educational and industrial uses.
Alterations to existing buildings can also be nominated: including extensions, refurbishments, conversions or restorations. Public realm projects, those that improve a street or park, and landscaping, projects are also eligible for nomination.
Entries will be shortlisted and judged by an independent panel of architects and urban designers and the awards will be announced later in the year.
To be eligible, buildings or projects must have been completed and functioning in the last two years.
Patrick Richard, Director at Stanton Williams and scheme architect for one of the winners of the 2012 Hackney Design Awards, said:
“We were honoured to receive a Hackney Design Award for our Hackney Marshes Centre project, as both recognition for the success of the building, the benefit and enjoyment it provides for the local community and the demonstration of our commitment to high quality design, realisation and value for our clients.”
Jules Pipe, Mayor of Hackney, said:
“The Design Awards is one of the many ways the Council is ensuring that new buildings and public spaces meet our aspirations for a sustainable and liveable Hackney”.
For more details and to make a nomination visit: www.hackney.gov.uk/designawards