Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers!
- Architecture and engineering workshop (2 days)
- Pavilion construction (2 days)
The 2-day workshop will be a mix of short talks from professionals about architecture and engineering, and design workshops to put what you’ve learnt into action. In teams of 2-5 you’ll design a pavilion to be part of Clerkenwell Design Week in Central London with a given set of materials, creating concept sketches and models, drawing fundamental engineering views of the pavilion and explaining how you would build it! By the afternoon of the second workshop day each team will present their design to a panel of friendly architects and engineers from academia and industry.
The winning team members will each receive a prize, but more importantly their design will be used as the basis for the real pavilion which you and all workshop participants are invited to help build in May 2020. Helping with the construction is a fantastic experience, but it isn’t compulsory: you can take part in only the workshops in February if you wish.
This is the sixth (6!) year of Scale Rule design-and-build pavilion projects, and 5th anniversary of happy involvement with Clerkenwell Design Week. It follows from five previous completed projects in London (2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015) and Birmingham (2017) and Nottingham (2018).
[a selection of pavilions other people have made that we like]
The workshop is open to any student in year 9, 10 or 11. You are invited to join as part of a team (2-5 members), or individually! If you enter individually we will form a team with other individual participants for you. Please see the ‘How’ section below to register.
The Next Generation Design workshop and construction is a fantastic opportunity:
- to develop an understanding of what architects and engineers do
- to consider new careers and choose A-levels to match
- to gain experiences for your personal statement
- to have a fun and creative weekend!
… as well as providing an opportunity for design professionals to…
- teach the fundamentals of their careers
- develop hands-on teaching, designing and construction skills
- meet other like-minded designers
- ensure our industries become more diverse and representative
2nd February 2020– Online registration closes
15th and 16th February 2020 – Workshops
15th and 16th May 2020 – Preparation, Construction & Assembly
To register for the workshop please fill in the online application form here.
We are liaising directly with schools in the centre, north and east of London. If you or your school are interested in taking part and have not already been in contact, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Posters to publicise the workshop within your school can be downloaded here!