Architecture and Children

What we do

The UIA Architecture and Children Work Programme aims to raise awareness among children of the built environment, architecture, urbanism and sustainable development. Fostering their knowledge in these fields will ensure their development as responsible citizens, able to make their voices heard and influence the political, economic and social strategies that will shape their cities and their environment.

 

How we do it

  • The UIA Golden Cubes Awards – These triennial awards celebrate those preparing our children and young people to participate effectively in the creation and intelligent use of architecture that is humane, sustainable and respectful of its context. The awards are divided into fours categories: Schools, Institutions, Written and Audiovisual media.
  • UIA Built Environment Education Charter (BEE) – The UIA BEE Charter is designed to help architects and teachers all over the world to collaborate successfully. The Charter exists in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Turkish and Finnish.
  • Knowledge sharing – the UIA Architecture & children WP Website is an international platform for professionals and BEE actors, providing architects and teachers with information, ideas, materials, tools and resources. You can also find out more about our news and events on the UIA Architecture and Children WP Facebook page.

 

Who we work with

Educators around the globe bringing architecture into their classrooms. The Programme’s tools and resources are designed for teachers with a non-architectural background.

Directors

Heba Safey Eldeen
Egypt
Suzanne de Laval
Sweden

Members

Damianos Abakoumkin
Greece
Malene Abildgaard
Tunisia
Odi Abokhai
Nigeria
Shital Babu Acharya
Nepal
Biola Akinola
Nigeria
Pablo Amor Mendez
Spain
Adrianta Aziz
Malaysia
Carmela Lilia Cannarella
Italy
Mennat A. El-Husseiny
Egypt
Lorena Estai
Chile
Hadegnon Fantodji
Benin
Mohammad Faruk
Bangladesh
Samia Gallouzi
Tunisia
Ana Beatriz Goulart-de-Faria
Brazil
Shany Granek Isbi
Israel
Anat Horowitz-Harel
Israel
Tezcan Karakus-Candan
Turkey
Lise Isaro Katangulia
Rwanda
Katrin Koov
Estonia
Hyun-Jong Kwon
South Korea
Artemis Kyrkou
Greece
Tak Yin Lawrence Leung
Hong Kong SAR China
Cristina Llorente Roca
Spain
Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb
Brazil
Mina Nicoleta Sava
Romania
Sheyda Novruzzade
Azerbaijan
Florence Nyole
Kenya
Ahsen Ozsoy
Turkey
Carolina Pizarro
Costa Rica
Magdalina Rajeva
Bulgaria
Marco Rodriguez
Chile
Nona S. Aznavuryan
Russia
Krisztina Somogyi
Hungary
Ewa Struzynska
France
Junko Taguchi
Japan
Yiu Lun Jason Tang
Hong Kong SAR China
Georges Tawk
Lebanon
Wai Chung Maggie Wu
Hong Kong SAR China
Shen Xu
China
Bernarda Ycaza Davalos
Ecuador
Eliza Yokina
Romania
Ye Yuan
China
Veronica Zambrano Morales
Mexico