Architecture workshops for schools 27.06.22

Four architects from Haworth Tompkins led an all-day workshop for year-six classes in conjunction with 15Billion EBP, an east-London charity dedicated to promoting social mobility and raising aspirations among young people. Edoardo Milli, Jonnie Rees, Charlotte Madgwick and Jerry van Veldhuizen spoke to the children from Handsworth Primary School in Waltham Forest about architecture; what an architect does and how buildings are designed taking into account considerations such as purpose and environmental concerns. Using the scale model of London at the NLA in the City Centre, they talked about the historical aspects of London architecture which was followed by a walking tour around Bank introducing the children to different architectural styles and asking them why they thought each building had been designed in the way it was. This is part of a week-long project during which they will design their own buildings using everything they have learned.

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