A model of Green Home by Queenie Sun on show as part of the Architectural Design Award at My ArchiSchool's My ArchiDesign Day

My ArchiSchool to run symposium for aspiring architects in Hong Kong

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".

A model of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, by Oscar Chung
Top image: Queenie Sun created a physical model of her Green Home design. Above: model of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong, by Oscar Chung

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.

Abigail Shih's design for a green school that connects with the urban environment
Abigail Shih designed her green school to have a connection with the urban environment

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.

Alanna Mak's design for a cosy home interior
Alanna Mak designed a cosy home interior to bring elements of the outside in

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.

A model of Antonia Villet's floating restaurant on show as part of the Architectural Design Award at My ArchiSchool's My ArchiDesign Day
Antonia Villet created a model of a floating restaurant for the school's Architectural Design Award

The Youth ArchiDesign 2020 event takes place from 11.00am to 9.00pm on 6 December on the Sky100 viewing deck of the International Commerce Centre (ICC), which is Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper.

For more information visit the My ArchiSchool website.

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My ArchiSchool student Oscar Bone created a model of a school
My ArchiSchool student Oscar Bone created a model of a school
Alice Ippolito created a digital render of a school
Alice Ippolito created a digital render of a school