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Design Day: Wind Generators for Modern Buildings, a creative architecture workshop for children
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Design Day: Wind Generators for Modern Buildings, a creative workshop for children

This Summer, join us for this architecture workshop for children aged 11 to 15; participants will be challenged to make a small wind powered generator and to design a building that will incorporate it so that it both looks aesthetically pleasing and is fully functional.

About the Workshop

Design Day: Wind Generators for Modern Buildings

For ages 11 to 15

How can architects design buildings that incorporate new power technologies that both protect and work with the environment? Wind turbines are generally seen as an eye-sore and regularly placed off-shore for practical reasons.

However, recent developments such as the Bahrain World Trade Centre have seen wind turbine technologies integrated into the design as a source of power generation. These are designed to be more visually attractive, adding to the aesthetic of the building without compromising their performance.

Join us in this workshop to learn about how wind turbines work and to think about how we can incorporate them creatively into the design of future buildings. You will be challenged to make a small wind powered generator and to design a building that will incorporate your power source so that it both looks aesthetically pleasing and is fully functional.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian and advance registration is essential.

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

About the Workshop Series

Our Design Day workshops take architectural design and understanding a step further. Past workshops have focused on different architectural styles, social housing, small and large-scale construction methods, traditional and digital drawing techniques and using software to design collaboratively in a shared space.

Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, all workshops require you to drop off your child by 11am and pick up at 4pm. They are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but you should prepare a packed lunch for your child. Online booking in advance is essential.

Occasionally our workshops involve offsite visits which are a vital part of the workshop and we must receive relevant permissions for your child in advance. If this is the case, you will be contacted before the workshop and receive a form that must be signed and returned to us before the workshop.

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

This event is part of the exhibition Disappear Here: On Perspective and Other Kinds Of Space.