We were delighted to see our partnered class from Laycock School pronounced Overall Winners at the Open City's Architecture in Schools' Primary awards last night. The ceremony was hosted by the Canary Wharf Group, in their fantastic East Winter Garden.
Their brief was to 'Design a Shelter for a real or imaginary pet' and the class researched, designed and built a model for the structure fit for the lifecycle of the butterfly. The Open City judges said their model was "beautiful and complex, connecting delightfully with the natural environment". The scheme also picked up the Research and Design Development Award and received a Commendation in the Environmentally Friendly Design category.
Open-City has been delivering architecture its education programmes for over 10 years and works with 3,000 young people a year. This is the third year Nicholas Hare Architects have been involved.