Children were encouraged to unleash their creativity and make their very own Fantastical City inspired entirely by their imagination using recycled materials. The workshop was hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Young architects, dreamers and builders joined the Royal Institute of British Architects Gulf Chapter for a fun-filled day at Dubai Design District where they unleashed their creativity and made their very own Fantastical City inspired entirely by their imagination. The RIBA partnered with the RIBA Gulf chapter, Benoy Architects, BDP, Herriot Watt University and the University of Abu Dhabi architecture schools to deliver this design workshop for children during Dubai Design Week.

The aim of the event was for the children to have fun, learn about model making and how different materials can be used. There was a team of professionally trained architects and architecture students on hand to assist the children and encourage them to think about the places they live and how they can positively influence how they might be designed in the future. The workshop focused on an area that represents part of Dubai Design District, providing lots of different recycled materials to explore. Participants created something they were interested in that was useful in a city; from a skyscraper to bridges, monuments, hospitals, houses, or a park.

Free to attend, no registration required.

Recommended ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

About RIBA

The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture, with more than 42,000 members worldwide. Through our work we champion better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment.

RIBA International offers support for architect members based, or wanting to work, in four global regions; Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia & Australasia with International Chapters serving local communities of architects across the world such as the RIBA Gulf Chapter. We promote our members internationally through a strong presence at international conferences and high-profile events and initiatives.
The Royal Gold Medal is approved by Her Majesty The Queen and given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence on global architecture in their lifetime.

The prestigious RIBA International Prize is awarded every two years to a building that exemplifies design excellence and architectural ambition and the RIBA President’s Medal is the oldest and most prestigious prize in architectural education, with over 300 schools from 65 countries invited. We collaborate with international institutes of architects, global international architectural organisations and have over 50 International RIBA validated schools of architecture, who we work with to develop innovative projects, support global networking and promote design excellence.