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Design Quest: Civilisation Station

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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

Westminister

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Design Quest: Civilisation Station

Tuesday 14 April and Wednesday 15 April 2020, 11AM-4PM, daily

For children aged 6-10

From ancient history to the present day, every civilization has arrived at its own distinct kind of architecture. But why? Why are there different kinds of buildings in different places? Does it depend on the local materials have people used or the ways in which buildings are used across different cultures? And why so many different shapes and forms?

This course will encourage you to look at different styles and building structures to suggest answers to perhaps the biggest question of all - What on earth are all these buildings and these different architectural styles for? We are all aware that people speak different languages across the world, but how do we understand the variety of architectural languages spoken in different countries? Can we identify a distinctive visual architectural vocabulary from country to country? And is it possible to bring together these different styles to make an internationally understood architectural grammar? Join us for a two-day workshop to find out more about the issues that all these questions raise.

The course will encourage you to use drawing and collage to build a giant civilisation-scape. We will discover a communal building language together, aiming to form a vibrant new aesthetic of architecture in a shared international landscape.

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Zoe Allen for children aged 6 to 10 years.

About the Workshop Series

For ages 6-10, our Design Quest workshops inspire younger children to use their imagination and hands-on creativity for a fun introduction to architecture. Previous workshops have seen participants create optical illusions, design sustainable dens, build stage sets, develop an animated story around a public space or assemble a house for a mouse.

Based in London, mainly our HQ at 66 Portland Place, all participants must arrive by 11am. These workshops are led by professional educators and all materials are included in the ticket price, but lunch is not provided.

If you're under 18, tickets must be booked by a parent or guardian. Online booking in advance is essential and if we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.

Some of our workshops involve a visit to an offsite location that is designed to enhance the learning experience and provide vital real-world context. Children are supervised by RIBA staff and volunteers at all times during such visits and location information is provided in advance.

To see other learning workshops taking place in this series, see our families and children page.

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  • Tickets for participants under the age of 18 must be booked by a parent or guardian and advance online registration is essential. Bookings made on behalf of someone else still require advance online registration and it is your responsibility to share the registration form with that person. If we do not receive full registration information in advance of the event we cannot allow the participant to attend.
  • We can offer a full refund up to 30 days in advance of the event start date. Thereafter, we cannot offer a refund or transfer. Cancellations must be made in writing to learning@riba.org.
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  • In the unlikely event we need to cancel we will contact all ticket holders as soon as possible to rearrange or offer a full refund. We cannot reimburse or compensate for travel or other associated costs.
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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

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W1B 1AD

United Kingdom

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