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Design Quest: Wings, Wheels or Water?
Workshops

Design Quest: Wings, Wheels or Water?

Join us during February half term 2019 for this creative architecture workshop for children aged 6 to 10. Using the RIBA’s collections, participants will discover different kinds of buildings that move before taking up the challenge to create our own structures that can move over air, land or water.

About the Workshop

Design Quest: Wings, Wheels or Water? Migration in Architecture
Thursday 21 February 2019, 11am to 4pm
For children aged 6-10

What makes people move from one place to live in another? What role does architecture play in the movement of people? What is ‘portable’ and can our homes be buildings that move when we do?

Join the fun and discover, discuss and debate the reasons why people move to different cities or countries and what obstacles they might face along the way. We will think about what the term ‘home’ means to us and how architecture (and architects!) play a part in aiding the movement of people. Imagine if we could move our home to a different place? Using the RIBA collection we will discover different kinds of buildings that move or can be moved before taking up the challenge to create our own structures that can move over air, land or water.

This creative architecture workshop is led by educator Zoe Allen for children aged 6-10.

About the Workshop Series

For ages 6-10, our Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space or assemble a house for a mouse.

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.

Some of our workshops 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

  • £40 excluding booking fee
  • £30 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.