Find out from Elizabeth Grant about the exciting events that took place at the RIBA over February half term…
The RIBA headquarters was buzzing last week as children, young people and families took part in a week of workshops marking the start of The Brits Who Built the Modern World exhibition season and the opening of the new Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place.
A team of RIBA educators and dedicated student volunteers led workshops for ages 7-18 over the course of the week. The workshops drew on material from the RIBA’s rich collections to investigate key themes of the Brits exhibition. Workshop participants had plenty of opportunity to explore the exhibition and our iconic headquarters while practicing new drawing and model-making skills and techniques.
On Friday Florence Hall was transformed as reimagined landscapes for three global cities – London, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro – took shape over the course of the day. Holly, age 11, said her ‘favourite thing was probably thinking about the use of my stadium and how it would look in Rio de Janeiro,’ while Daniel, age 7, said, ‘I enjoyed building my tower because it was fun being creative making stairs and putting all the detail in.’
Throughout the week, participants were asked, ‘What is good architecture?’ Here is what our architects of the future think:
Visit our website for listings of upcoming Easter holiday workshops (14-17 April and 22-25 April) and other practical learning opportunities at the RIBA.
Article by Dr Elizabeth Grant
Head of Education and Outreach, British Architectural Library, RIBA