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Workshops

Skill Up: Undo/Redo

This February half term, join us for this creative architecture workshop for young people aged 15 to 18. Through architectural techniques such as drawing and collage, you will learn to present your own ideas on how to redesign and repurpose an existing architectural site to make it fit for 21st century needs.

About the Course

Skill Up: Undo/Redo
Thursday 20 February 2020, 11am to 4pm
For ages 15 to 18

An architect’s role is not just to design new buildings, they also redesign and repurpose old structures to suit our changing needs. Car parks, churches, cinemas and factories are some of the types of buildings that have been repurposed into houses, shops, cultural spaces or leisure centres.

Join us as we explore how you can breathe new life into old buildings. You will discover the ways architects have sympathetically responded to architectural styles and creatively recycled or reused materials and structures to give new purpose to underused or abandoned buildings. Through architectural techniques such as drawing and collage, you will learn to present your own ideas on how to redesign and revitalize an existing site to make it fit for 21st century needs.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Marianne Holm Hansen for young people aged 15 to 18 years.

About the Workshop Series

Our workshops and courses for ages 15-18 ‘skill up’ teenagers who are thinking about studying architecture or design. Participants think critically, share their views on architecture and express themselves through creative practice. In past workshops participants have learnt how to work to an architectural brief, improve portfolios, develop architectural drawing skills using a variety of media (including digital drawing on iPads) and photography skills, and work individually and collaboratively to think about how to design sustainable and responsible architecture.

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 young people page.