Design Quest: Deeper Underground – In-person workshop

Design Quest: Deeper Underground – In-person workshop

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£75 – £100

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Royal Institute of British Architects

66 Portland Place

Westminister

London

W1B 1AD

United Kingdom

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Join us for this two- day workshop to explore the potential of under-ground dwelling and infrastructure through making, design and play.

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About the Workshop

Design Quest: Deeper Underground- In-person workshop

Monday 22nd August -Tuesday 23rd August 2022, 11am-4pm

For children aged 7-10

What's the opposite of a skyscraper? ...and why would we want to build.......downwards? Does the underground have as much potential as above the earth’s crust?

From tunnelling for sewage systems and underground railways to subterranean cities, humans have always been fascinated with building and burrowing underground.

But what kind of structures can we actually make beneath the surface? What materials could we use, and can we get any sunlight underground? How low can we go?

From invisible houses, green roofs, tunnels, bunkers, sunken parks and entire underground towns, in this creative and practical architecture workshop we will explore the possibilities of underground structures, hidden from the outside world.

Join us for this two- day in-person workshop to explore the potential of under-ground dwelling and infrastructure through making, design and play. We will undertake a series of games and challenges exploring different kinds of sub-surface architecture, before working together to design and build our own subterranean superstructure!

This creative architecture workshop is led by artist educator Zoe Allen for children aged 7 to 10 years.

About the Workshop Series

For ages 7-10, 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.

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to alter the advertised content of events.
  • 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.
  • On entry to the event participants agree to behave in an appropriate manner; the RIBA reserves the right to remove participants who behave inappropriately from events and request their immediate collection by parents/guardians.
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