Dezeen promotion: children between six and 18 years old can get a taste of the world of architecture at the first-ever International Youth ArchiDesign 2020 event, organised by Hong Kong education institute My ArchiSchool.
Set to take place on 6 December to mark the school's fourth anniversary, the event is designed to "rally the young talents of architectural design who will build our future world" and to help them "develop their full potential of creativity".
The day will introduce kids to the realities of the profession over a series of workshops, ranging from digital and real-life modelling lessons to a lecture about Asian architectural heritage and a run-through of a day in the life of an architect.
Speakers will include several practising professionals as well as professor Ho Puay Peng, who heads up the National University of Singapore's architecture department and is the UNESCO chair of architectural heritage conservation and management in Asia.
Representatives from British and European architecture schools will be available for Zoom consultations with families to discuss possible pathways for studying abroad.
The school's annual architectural design exhibition of student work will be shown as part of the Youth ArchiDesign 2020 event, as its usual showcase at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's DesignInsire was cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The event will also play host to the awards ceremony for the institute's first-ever architectural design competition, which the organisers say was conceived to "cheer up all the young ones" who were limited to taking virtual classes in their homes.
Under the theme Reconnecting with Nature, the competition asked the school's young pupils to create a physical and digital model for a building, with the final results on show as part of the exhibition.
For more information visit the My ArchiSchool website.