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A massive thank you to our wonderful judges and sponsors for making the LEGO Judging day such a success.

The HTA mentors where joined by Ben Derbyshire, Peter Murray & Claire Bennie to celebrate the children’s 7 entries.

Ben Derbyshire says ““The winning team ‘Fight for Peace’ stood out for their fantastic teamwork, with a super creative designer, great research and project manager and a very diligent builder!  But what really stole the judges’ hearts was their well-conceived heart-shaped design! This competition was both enormous fun and a fantastic opportunity for young people to engage in the exploration of design and construction. Ultimately, we hope it will open up pathways for young people to move into sector related training, further education and careers in architecture and construction. The built environment is an amazing sector to work in, full of a varied opportunities and we hope some of these young designers and builders might consider it for their futures.”

The winning team won an iMac Desktop, all the children received certificates and vouchers for their amazing achievements.

More about the project:

The Beyond Boundaries team at HTA Design, in collaboration with SeerBridge, launched this initiative to encourage young people living in regeneration areas to engage in the exploration of design and construction.

The Lego Design and Build Competition involves 8 teams of 6 young people (aged 11-15 years) taking up the challenge to ‘Design a prototype house or apartment that reflects life beyond 2020’ with an interest also in the sharing of their design process.

Each team is given a pack of Lego with the aim of producing a model that is constrained to a 32 x 32 stud baseplate. As well as the final Lego brick based model, the competition is encouraging young people to utilise the software ‘Lego Digital Designer’ which has been made available to each team to support their idea creation and development process. Each team has mentor support and guidance from a member of the HTA design team.

HTA Architectural and BIM technician Salim is supporting a team from a youth club in the London borough of Greenwich with their Lego competition entry saying ‘The young people have so much energy and valid ideas and I want to see them encouraged, be inspired and succeed. I look forward to seeing them realise their ideas and what they can achieve. The whole experience is worthwhile for me personally and I hope for the young people as well.’