Exploring, making, fun and learning for the whole family at the RIBA during half term…

Workshop leader Elizabeth Grant, RIBA, with participants

Workshop leader Elizabeth Grant, Head of Education and Outreach, RIBA, with participants, 30 October 2013

Half term is a good time to discover new places. A few days ago, families were invited to drop by and explore the RIBA’s HQ at 66 Portland Place. Architect George Grey Wornum may have designed a beautiful building for the RIBA, but could it be improved? Participants were asked to reimagine his design and add their ideas together to a giant collage in the shape of his building.

It’s not always about sticking to the brief, so some participants made models too. It was great to see the architects of the future making, drawing and talking enthusiastically about their designs. Thanks to everyone who came! Here’s a few pictures of the day:

Model made of bendy straws and tissue paper (left). This two-storey masterpiece featured furniture, roof lights and art work.

Model made of bendy straws and tissue paper (left). This two-storey masterpiece featured furniture, roof lights and art work.

Participant with her colourful design.

Participant with her colourful design.

Exploring 66 Portland Place.

Exploring 66 Portland Place.

A big 'thank you' to all the hard-working staff and volunteers!

A big ‘thank you’ to all the hard-working staff and volunteers!

Discover future events happening at 66 Portland Place in What’s On and find out more about our education and learning programme.

About Wilson Yau
I work for the British Architectural Library at the RIBA as part of a team to share news, images and information online about the activities of the Library and the fascinating items we have in our architectural collections – it contains over four million items, so there's plenty to see! If you’re curious about what we do at the Library and with the collections, or want to discover the latest about our education programmes, public events and exhibitions at the RIBA, please visit www.architecture.com

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