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Hackney House Architecture Showcase details announced

Dezeen Wire:
 the London Borough of Hackney have announced the details of their Architecture Weekend, a free event showcasing architecture in the borough.

Taking place from 28 to 29 July at Hackney House, the event will give visitors the chance to speak to architects who have studios in Hackney or have designed work in the borough, with entertainment from comedians, musicians and DJs in the evenings.

Hackney House is also the venue for Dezeen's Designed in Hackney day that will take place on 1 August.

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See more details about Architecture Weekend below:

Daytime: Architecture Showcase, a public event showcasing Hackney's best architectural designs and innovative ideas for the future shape of the borough.

Join us at a free event showcasing the best of the Hackney’s architects and architecture. Hackney Architecture Showcase, taking place on Saturday 28th July and Sunday 29th July, will play host to some of London's leading architects who have designed structures or spaces in the borough, as well as Hackney-based architectural firms who are pioneering building design in the UK and across the globe.

Opening Times:

Saturday 28th July: 11am – 4pm

Sunday 29th July: 11am – 3pm

With models of the schemes, a chance to speak to the people behind them and special talks on excellence in design, this event is a MUST for architects, designers and creatives and anyone with an interest in the exciting schemes that are transforming Hackney!

The weekend will also be the last chance to nominate a building or space in the borough for entry into this year's Hackney Design Awards, which celebrates great design and architecture in Hackney. Details of previous winners will feature at the event and anyone can make a nomination, including 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.

Featuring: Tim Ronalds' Hackney Empire (2004 Royal Fine Art Commission Building of the Year Award), RIBA winner Henley Halebrown Rorrison's projects in Hackney, Theis and Khan's Bateman's Row (2010 RIBA Stirling Award, Shortlisted), and Stephen Marshall Architects' proclaimed Nile Street Residential development (The best new development in the affordable sector at the New Homes Awards 2006).

The venue is Hackney House – the venue set up by Hackney Council to showcase Hackney to media, business and investors during Games time. This is located at 186 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6HU.

Saturday evening:

Hardeep Singh / DJ Prince Nelly

Comedy Night with Hardeep Singh, Des O'Connor and Johnny Cochrane followed by DJ Prince Nelly. Register for the Architecture Showcase by Friday 27th July for a chance to win a pair of tickets for Comedy Night! Winners will be chosen at random.

Sunday evening:

Konkoma / DJ Ben Pistor

Tonight’s entertainment comes from London-based band KonKoma who will bring us a rich blend of Afrofunk, jazz, soul and traditional African rhythms. DJ Ben Pistor continues the evening.

For tickets please email [email protected]