Open House Festival

The Makers Building and Avanti Architects’ offices

mixed use

Avanti Architects, 2020

The Makers Building, 1 Jasper Walk, N1 7TW

Join us on September 16th for guided tours of the award-winning innovative Makers Building in Hackney. Explore the school, residential spaces, and new square. Refreshments and project materials available at Avanti Architect's office nearby.

Getting there


Old Street


Moorgate, Liverpool Street



Additional travel info

The Avanti Architects office is a 6 minute walk away from The Makers.



The Makers Building

This project offers a new, innovative model for densification of inner-city sites and a sustainable way of addressing the current shortfalls in funding for new public facilities. Overall, the project delivers 175 residential units and commercial/gallery space which cross fund the building of a school as well as other public benefits. The scheme also makes an outstanding contribution to the local neighbourhood through creation of a new public space for Londoners with improved connectivity and permeability.

The site strategy adopts a layered approach to the overall massing, composed of low-, mid- and high-rise development. This allows the development to be tailored to the unique conditions on each boundary and mitigates impacts to neighbouring residential and commercial properties.

• Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 ‘Best Development – Urban in London’ Winner
• Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 ‘Best Regeneration Project – over 100 homes’ Shortlisted
• New London Awards 2021 ‘Mixed Use’ Shortlisted
• British Homes Awards 2021 Best Interior Design: Development
• Hackney Design Awards 2020 - Shortlisted
• Housing Design Awards 2020 - Shortlisted

Avanti Architects History

Avanti Architects is an international award-winning design consultancy providing architectural design, sustainable design, masterplanning, urban design, and landscape design services. The company was first established in 1981 and today has a broad and balanced portfolio of work in education, health, residential, commercial, leisure, mixed-use, regeneration and conservation, with project sizes ranging from £1 million to £750 million.

The reputation of the company is founded on providing high quality strategic design advice to clients based on innovation, flexibility and sustainability. At the heart of our mission statement is our commitment to the social principles on which the company was first formed, together with an emphasis on sustainable communities and architecture.

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