Innovative international spaces scoop Children in Scotland award
Making Space 2016, a major award celebrating great design for children and young people, has been won by innovative spaces in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Beijing and London.
The international programme, run by national Children in Scotland, culminated earlier this week with a two-day conference (28 and 29 November) and awards ceremony.
As part of the programme, submissions were sought for an international competition looking for examples of places and spaces designed for and with children and young people, which demonstrated innovation.
The awards were judged by a panel of architecture professionals and young people from St. John’s RC Academy in Perth, supported by Stone Opera, an architecture company specialising in participative work with children.
The winners, across four categories, were:
Health: Camden Active Spaces, London (Wayward, Erect Architecture and LUC)
Home: The Ramp House, Portobello, Edinburgh (Chambers McMillan Architects)
Learning: Soyoo Joyful Growth Centre, Beijing (Crossboundaries)
Play: Adventure Cove @ Culzean Castle, Ayrshire (Cap.Co)
A fifth category, Our Space, was won by The Muirhouse Avenue Play Space and Tyre Amphitheatre (Centipede Project), a community collaboration between The Old Kirk & St Andrews Church with North Edinburgh Arts.