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Maggie’s Centres Design Competition Glow Meet

Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres are running an exciting design competition for pupils interested in architecture. Open to standard grade and higher students this is an opportunity to work on a design project which could be used as coursework or a portfolio piece. The challenge is to design a Maggie’s centre that combines visionary architecture with an informal and domestic feel.

This Glow meet, organised by Architecture + Design Scotland, gives teachers an opportunity to learn more about the competition and get ideas and support for teaching architecture in the classroom from Stone Opera architect Hanneke Scott-van Wel. There is a great prize for students interested in making architecture a career and an opportunity to have work featured in an exhibition at The Lighthouse.

“Maggie’s Centres are designed by some of the world’s leading architects. We understand the importance of good architecture and design and the difference our centres can make to people with cancer and their family and friends. We feel it is very important to demonstrate the difference good architecture and design can make and hope to inspire students to learn more about Maggie’s and architecture by designing their own centre”.

Join us on Wednesday 20th March at 4pm to get some great ideas for using architecture in the classroom. For more architecture related resources, information and ideas please visit Architecture + Design Scotland’s glow group here and website here.

Maggie’s Architectural Competition

Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres are running an exciting competition for secondary students interested in architecture.

Coinciding with their new exhibition at The Lighthouse, Maggie’s would like to invite students to submit their own design for a cancer caring centre to be displayed in The Lighthouse in October 2011.

Winners will be invited to the opening of the new Maggie’s at Gartnavel
Hospital, designed by world renowned architect Rem Koolhaas, and will win a work experience placement with Reiach & Hall Architects in Edinburgh.

Students can enter as individuals or teachers can enter a class. Closing date is 23rd September 2011.

More information is available here.

Summer Streets – Active Architecture Summer School

Book now for our exciting summer school for 9 – 12 year olds. This week long workshop will keep them entertained and teach valuable skills for budding designers. Including large scale building this is an exciting summer holiday activity.

See our website for more information.

Architecture Academy – Book now

Architecture for Everyone Workshop

11th – 15th October              FREE

A five day workshop for students aged 16 – 18 interested in learning more about the design process. Students will gain experience based on working architectural practice responding to a brief linked to the development of the Commonwealth Games sites around Glasgow. They will be able to gain skills in Photoshop, Sketchup and in modelmaking, developing an idea from brief to presentation. A great introduction to architecture and a headstart for those considering going on to further study.

Booking essential as places are limited. Contact: samantha.macdonald@ads.org.uk 0141 204 7912 for more information.