Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers!
- Architecture and engineering workshop (2 days)
- Pavilion construction (2 days – optional)
The 2-day workshop, held at The Nest, was a mix of short talks from professionals about architecture and engineering, and design workshops to put this into action. In teams of 2-5 the students designed a pavilion to be built in Birmingham, as part of the Birmingham Weekender.
Creating concept sketches and models, drawing fundamental engineering views of the pavilion and explaining how they would build it! By the afternoon of the second workshop day each team presented their design to a panel of friendly architects and engineers from academia and industry.
- Designed to be in a location for 6 months
- Area of 6m x 5m, height limited to 4m
- Should provide means of engaging the public
- Accessible to all
- Incorporate an area for a bar
The winning design was then developed by the Brum Scale Rule team, in time for its construction in Eastside City Park. All students that participated were welcome to come along and help with the build. More information can be found on the Intervention Architecture website
a selection of photos from the workshops taken by Paul Miller]
We battled with the elements to build the Pavilion in one day, ready for the Birmingham Weekender. Some of the photos can be seen below.
The workshop was open to any student in year 9 or year 10, entering either individually or as part of a team!
Students came from schools all over Birmingham including: King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, King Edward VI Handsworth School, Langley Secondary School, Ninestiles Academy, Perry Beeches The Academy, Sidney Stringer Academy and St Paul’s School for Girls.
The winning team, Team KEHVIS, consisted of 3 girls from King Edward VI Handsworth. There design was inspired by artist Barbara Hepworth. The design consisted of a dome like structure with a number of openings for access and light, focusing on natural shapes and forms.
Lets meet the teams and their designs…!
The Next Generation Design workshop and construction is a fantastic opportunity for students to:
- develop an understanding of what architects and engineers do
- consider new careers and choose A-levels to match
- gain experiences for your personal statement
- have a fun and creative weekend!
It also allows design professionals to:
- teach students about your profession in an informal setting
- share your skills and knowledge with others
- meet like minded people
- help inspire young people to move pursue a career in the industry
25/06/17 – Registration for workshops closed
01-02/07/17 – Workshop
20/09/17-21/09/2017 – Construction & Assembly
Link to an update on the project (Prezi) can be found here.
And the brochure is available to read here.
+ support from the Scale Rule team in London