Open Up Architecture Competition Winners Announced!

Kite Club, Shaping Sound and String-Scape

Open-City is delighted to announce the three winners of the Open Up Architecture Competition: We Made That, Sandra Slepikaite and Evguenia Jokhova.

Square Mile Kite Club by We Made That Llp
Taking a playful approach to exploration, the Kite Club will look with fresh eyes at the towers of the Square Mile. Using hand-made and ‘aerodynamic’ kites, the children will become intrepid adventurers, exploring the realms above the pavements and learning about a city’s environmental conditions.

Shaping Sound by Sandra Slepikaite, Architecture Fund Lithuania
Every day and night our buildings and cities are filled with sounds. Can awareness of sounds inspire a new perception of architecture? Shaping Sound explores how sonic qualities merge with architecture and influence the qualities of these spaces.

String-Scape by Evguenia Jokhova
String-Scape is a collaborative three-dimensional installation investigating light and line. Using only string, the activity is designed not only to demonstrate how space can be used, partitioned, or arranged but also consider the challenges of spatial understanding and material knowledge.

Open Up was a two-week architecture competition that looked to find new and innovative ways to engage children in architecture under the theme ‘Space Light and Materials’. The three winners are awarded a £500 grant to develop their activity with the Open City education team and run it during Junior Open House Festival 2012. From a shortlist of 10 entries the jury would also like to commend the competition submissions of Studio Idealyc and ZAP Architecture for their creative understanding of the brief.

Open Up Architecture Competition was run as part of Junior Open House Festival. If you missed the opportunity to enter the Open Up Competition, visit our second festival competition Think Fast!

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30 Jan - King's Cross


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11 - Eve With Segal

13 - Architecture on the Thames Boat Tour
20 - Photo Wren to Rogers; Riverside walking tour
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5 - Cathedral to Commerce
10 - Photo Night
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