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 for the heart of Nottingham, with a given set of materials; creating concept sketches and models, detailed drawings 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 September 2018. Helping with the construction is a fantastic experience, but it isn’t compulsory: you can take part in only the workshops in June if you wish.
[a selection of pavilions other people have made that we like]
The workshop is open to any student in year 9 or year 10, with places available for up to 35 students. 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!
April – Online registration open, at this stage for expressions of interest in participating
June (TBC)- Workshop
September (TBC) – Preparation, Construction & Assembly
To register for the workshop please fill in the online application form here (when registration opens).
We are liaising directly with schools in the Nottingham area. 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.