The workshop ran for ten days. Each day a new class of school children were invited to further develop the city, which has grown to four x four metres. The LEGO® city, which offers a wealth of fine details, opened as an exhibition at DOKK1 on Saturday 31 August.
”The 300 children were given half a ton of LEGO. They then created their interpretation of The Green City from a child’s perspective and built it.”, says architecture student Amalie Guldberg.
Students from Aarhus School of Architecture were in charge of the workshop and also supervised the children. Some days LEGO® employees also participated, contributing their knowledge of learning through play.
Through the workshop Aarhus School of Architecture wanted to give the children an early understanding of some of the basic principles of architecture – and also pass on the joy of designing and experimenting. This year, the theme ‘The Green City of the Future’ defined the scope of the architecture workshop.
The collaboration between Aarhus School of Architecture, LEGO® and DOKK1 will continue next year, in 2020, with a new LEGO® architecture workshop.