Excerpt of press release:
« 21 June 2017
We are pleased to announce that Canada joined 22 countries to participate in the 2017 3rd UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards.
The UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards were founded to honour people and organizations that help children and young people to understand architecture. Entrants made submissions describing activities or products designed to teach children and young people to understand architectural design and the processes by which our environment is formed.
Following a national selection process, 23 countries submitted their nominations to an International Jury in four categories – Schools, Institutions, Written Media and Audio-Visual Media. Fifty-one National best nominations were sent to UIA. There were 13 entries in Schools category, 19 entries in Institution category, 10 in Written Media category and 9 in Audio-Visual Media category.
The International Jury met on April 6th & 7th 2017 to evaluate the best National nominated entries and select one in each category for an Award. The Jury also selected three additional entries for Special Mention. The Jury was impressed by the range of projects and products presented and the great work done by individuals and by organisations of all sizes from all over the World.
Canada’s Nomination Committee received submissions from 5 Entrants, all submitting projects in the category of Institutions Golden Cubes Award.
“Pop-up” School of Architecture Number One advanced as Canada’s Official National Nomination in the Institutions category. Meeting all the criteria for advancement to the international jury process, this collaborative project, “Discovery by Experimentation – Architecture of Disasters” provides education and assistance to earthquake-traumatized youth who co-create emergency shelters with an architect, engineer or artist coach mentor. Entrants: Prabita Shrestha, Anjana Pradhananga, Pawan Shestha and Stanley Britton.
Social Art of Architecture received National Special Mention for their successful program and Youth Manual co-designed with environmental educators for children and youth; Grades 3 to 12. Entrants: Stanley King and Susan Chung. »