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Design Day: Pop Up Community Spaces

Design Day: Pop Up Community Spaces

Join us this Easter for this architecture workshop for children aged 11 to 15. Participants will be challenged to create a 3D structure that will bring communities together. Throughout the course we’ll explore examples of community spaces and consider how architects use clever design solutions with limited budgets and creativity.

About the Workshop

Design Day: Pop Up Community Spaces
Monday 15 to Thursday 18 April, 11AM-4PM
For ages 11 to 15

How does architecture bring communities together? Can building design make a difference to community relations and residents' well-being? How can we break down barriers to make buildings more inclusive for everyone? Join us on a four-day design course as we explore community architecture, interactive design and pop up structures.

During this course you’ll be challenged to design and build a small 3D pop up structure at the RIBA headquarters inspired by our exhibition and site visit. Your brief is to create a design that will bring communities together, allow visitors to interact with your build, and provide an exhibition space for your designs and artwork for visitors to the building to see and enjoy.

We’ll visit examples of community buildings and spaces and learn how architects use space and clever design solutions to bring people together with limited budgets and lots of creativity. Working in teams and using a variety of media, you’ll learn new design, drawing, model making and construction skills and see the direct results of your hard work over the four days.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist and educator Katie Kennedy for children aged 11 to 15.

About the Workshop Series

Our Design Day workshops for ages 11-15 take architectural design a step further by providing context and knowledge of the built environment to spark creativity. Past workshops have focused on different architectural styles, small and large-scale construction methods, traditional and digital drawing techniques, architectural games and using software to design collaboratively in a shared space.

Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, all participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential and if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.

This course will involve a visit to an offsite location that is designed to enhance the learning experience and provide vital real-world context. Children are supervised by RIBA staff and volunteers at all times during such visits and location information is provided in advance.

Workshop Costs

  • £200 excluding booking fee
  • £150 for participants who qualify for free school lunch. (Proof required)

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.