SAF12 Kids - Archikidz

By Architecture Insights

Oct. 27, 2012

noon - 4 p.m.

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Christine de Bree & David Tins

CARRIAGEWORKS, SYDNEY – On Saturday October 27th 2012 Sydney will, for the first time, see hundreds of children come together in one enormous space – at CARRIAGEWORKS ... to talk, think and make architecture. In a workshop environment, facilitated by both practicing architects and architecture students 300 children will have the chance to design and build their own architectural masterpiece!


ARCHIKIDZ is an annual architectural workshop for kids aged 7-12 years, which has been running in Amsterdam for the last 10 years. More recently ARCHIKIDZ events have sprung up in Buenos Aires and Barcelona with plans in the pipeline to run similar workshops in several other countries – including Morocco, Poland, Romania, South Africa and Portugal. ARCHIKIDZ will be launched in Sydney, as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival 2012 .

Kids are at the heart of ARCHIKIDZ. Educating our city's children about architecture and the built environment is crucial. The more they can grow up with an awareness and appreciation for good design and for the positive role this can have on community and the environment – the greater our cities will become. The more opportunity they have to think about the possibilities of making real impact on our built environment, large or small sale – the better. The younger they can start engaging in this thinking and awareness the better. We want to inspire, excite and educate.

ARCHIKIDZ is the perfect vehicle. It's FREE! And it's FUN! And the kids learn at the same time!

ARCHIKIDZ will take place on Saturday October 27th, 2012 from 12.00-4.00pm at CARRIAGEWORKS, Eveleigh.

ARCHIKIDZ is a FREE EVENT. Registration is essential.

To join in this architectural extravaganza, children from 7-12 years will be able to register online from early September (website coming soon...). Get in early so you don't miss out! There are only 300 places!

MORE INFO? Please send an email to :


ARCHIKIDZ is made possible due to the fantastic energy and vision of volunteers. We are currently seeking EOI from architects and/or passionate lovers of architecture who would be interested in volunteering on the day – to help guide and inspire a small group of children create their own architectural masterpiece. It will be absolutely worth your while and we would love to have you jump on board!

INTERESTED? Simply send us an email to :

ARCHIKIDZ is a community intiative of ARQUE.


Free, booking required