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. 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.

Mina Nicoleta Sava
Romania
Carolina Pizarro
Costa Rica

Ewa Struzynska
France

Barbara Feller
Austria
Malene Abildgaard
Tunisia
Luise Nerlich
Germany
Carmela Lilia Cannarella
Italy
Cristina Llorente Roca
Spain
Suzanne de Laval
Sweden
Magdalina Rajeva
Bulgaria
Damianos Abakoumkin
Greece
Krisztina Somogyi
Hungary
Shany Granek Isbi
Israel
Tatevik Safrazbekyan
Russia
Tezcan Karakus-Candan
Turkey
Rodrigo Mindlin Loeb
Brazil
Bernarda Ycaza Davalos
Ecuador
Veronica Zambrano Morales
Mexico
Suzanne Bosanquet
Australia
Yiu Lun Jason Tang
Hong Kong SAR China
Junko Taguchi
Japan
Adrianta Aziz
Malaysia
Hyun-Jong Kwon
South Korea
Hadegnon Fantodji
Benin
Heba Safey Eldeen
Egypt
Florence Nyole
Kenya
Biola Akinola
Nigeria
Samia Gallouzi
Tunisia

Roberta Ghelli
France
Silvia Nicoli
Italy
Pablo Amor Mendez
Spain
Artemis Kyrkou
Greece
Anat Horowitz-Harel
Israel
Eliza Yokina
Romania
Ahsen Ozsoy
Turkey
Samy Lansky
Brazil
Laila Pérez Ochoa
Mexico
Andrea Loyola Ramirez
Mexico
Jacopo Baldini
Australia
Md. Rashed Bhuyan
Bangladesh
Adila Tahsin Sara
Bangladesh
Shen Xu
China
Wai Chung Maggie Wu
Hong Kong SAR China
Rushdina Ismail
Malaysia
Khalid Abdulaziz Al-Tayyash
Saudi Arabia
Mphoentle  Sankoloba 
Botswana
Mennat A. El-Husseiny
Egypt
Farah Gendy
Egypt
Odinakachukwu Abokhai
Nigeria
Imen Landoulsi
Tunisia