“How would you design a community centre fit for the climate crisis?”
On Monday 14th November 2022, this was the challenge Tori Flower set Year 5 as part of a co-design project with The Ryde School and the Museum of Architecture. She ran a workshop where they explored the consequences and causes of climate change, looked at buildings (suggested by leading architects and experts) that were designed with environmental sustainability in mind and the children drew their own designs and voted on their favourites. The powerpoint below shows the process the children took to get their final designs.
There were so many amazing ideas – including a building which collects rain water to use in a natural swimming pool, a green roof to play football on and using the centre to recycling toys.
The best of their amazingly imaginative ideas will be made into a gingerbread building for the 2022 Gingerbread City exhibition (3rd dec-2nd Jan @ 6-7 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8J). Each child also decorated a biscuit with their initials which will feature in the final baked building.