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. The future quality of our built environment will be determined by the children of today.
How we do it
- Built Environment Education (BEE) Guidelines – The UIA BEE Guidelines are designed to guide architects and teachers all over the world to collaborate successfully.
- 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.
- The UIA Charter for Built Environment Education (BEE) – for children and young people – The Charter was created to influence public policy and advance architecture in service to the needs of society in accordance with UIA’s mission. It was produced on the initiative of UIA WP Architecture & Children and approved by the UIA General Assembly. The Charter constitutes a framework providing direction and guidance to governments, authorities, institutions, architects and teachers involved in founding, creating and implementing built environment education. It is translated in Bulgarian, Chinese, Danish, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish.
- Knowledge sharing – the UIA Architecture & children WP Website is an international exchange platform for professionals and BEE actors, providing architects, teachers and authorities with information, documents, 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.