Dezeen promotion: Hong Kong-based My Archischool held its first exhibition of student projects on Easter Sunday, presenting architectural designs and models by its cohort of aspiring young architects.
The Youth ArchiDesign 2020 Exhibition and Symposium took place 4 April 2021 at the Sky100 Exhibition Hall, on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC).
The architectural designs of 29 students between the ages of six and 16 were showcased as part of a colourful nature-themed exhibition, arranged on a floor covered in dried ginko leaves.
Renderings of digital designs were displayed alongside physical models, which were all created by students enrolled in My Archischool programmes from July 2020 to February 2021.
Proposals for tea houses, floating restaurants and green schools were also judged and awarded as part of the My ArchiDesign Competition 2020 by a panel including Professor Ho Puay-peng, head of architecture at the National University of Singapore, and Peter Yuen, the former project director of the Architectural Services Department for the Hong Kong government.
The event was divided into six two-hour sessions for just 20 guests each – ensuring that it adhered to the city's Covid-19 regulations based on the type of event.
Attendees were able to take part in activities including an egg design and decoration challenge, which encouraged them to imagine the "re-birth of the city of post-pandemic".
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong executive chef Peter Find and his team also treated guests to canapés and an edible ocean-themed spread, all created specifically for the event.
My Archischool organised the event for students and their families as an in-person celebration following lockdowns and isolation caused by the pandemic.
"Contrasting the darkness of the global environment, students have demonstrated their faith in the power of art and architecture!" said the school's founders.
My Archischool runs a variety of in-person and online courses for aspiring young architects, aiming to teach 3D modelling and other skills that will set them up for careers in the built environment.
For further details about the exhibition and to find out more about My Archischool, visit the website.
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