Ambitious City: Inspiring Young Designers

—July 29, 2013

As part of its Ambitious City programme, the Architecture Centre has been working with children from St Barnabas Primary School encouraging them to learn about and be inspired by their local built environment. Pupils were challenged to develop their own mini master-plans for an eco-friendly development on the old Brooks Dye Works site in St Werburghs.

Vicki Cullimore from White Design visited the school to discuss with the children how they could become an architect and what the job entails. Together they discussed the various ways that a building can be represented. The children particularly enjoyed viewing the professional architectural model.

On the 17th July Vicki helped to review the pupil's presentations of their projects alongside Mayor George Furguson and a panel of other volunteer, local judges.

"The experience was very rewarding, the pupils had developed very interesting designs with colourful models representing the landscape design. The designs were fun, sustainable and functional which was particularly relevant to Bristol recently being awarded European Green Capital. "

An exhibition about the project will be on display at the Architecture Centre from 31st July until 25th August.