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Reading Architecture: World Book Day

Reading Architecture: World Book Day

Take part in World Book Day and celebrate the launch of our new Reading Architecture project for young people. RIBA is recognising and celebrating the importance of books in the world of architecture.

Join us in celebrating World Book Day on 4 March 2021, with the launch of our new Reading Architecture project for young people.

Reading Architecture is a year long project which encourages students in primary and secondary schools across England to review a selection of popular architecture books and create written reviews we can use to form recommended reading lists and resources for children of different ages. Please keep an eye out for more information in the future.

RIBA is recognising and celebrating the importance of books in the world of architecture. Whether you’re an experienced practitioner, Part 1 student or architecture enthusiast, we want you to tell us about the books that have either inspired you, guided you, or helped you in your architecture journey. Your testimonials will be shared across RIBA and other channels, to remind us about the crucial role books play in the architecture profession, and to help us share stories and discover new authors.

How to get involved

Send us an email

Email our learning team a 50 to 150 word review by 28 February 2021 which includes the following: 

  • The book title and author
  • A picture of the book
  • What it is about
  • How it has helped you (for example, did it inspire you to be an architect, did it nurture an interest in a particular topic, did it give you the skills to finish an assignment, did it enhance your knowledge of a specific architecture technique?)
  • What you like about the book and why you think others should read it

Record a video

Film yourself talking about your chosen book, covering the same topics mentioned above and email it to us by 28 February 2021. The video should be no longer than 15 seconds. 

Tweet about your favourite architecture book

Join the conversation on Twitter during World Book Day (4 March 2021), by tagging @RIBABooks and @RIBALearning and using the hashtags #WorldBookDay, #RIBAWorldBookDay and #ReadingArchitecture. Your tweet should tell us why you like the book and how it has helped or inspired you. 

Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information about the Reading Architecture project.

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