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Nominate a space loved by the children and young people in your local community

Posted in News on Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Nominate a space loved by the children and young people  in your local community Making Space 2016 is inviting communities to nominate a favourite space that is used and
loved by local children.

Local people are being asked to submit a photograph of their chosen space, and a note saying what is so good about it.

The space can be indoor or outdoor, from schools, nurseries and hospitals to parks and

Entries will be shortlisted by an expert panel of architects and young people. The winner will be
decided by the general public via online voting and showcased at a two-day conference and
Awards dinner at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall.

Local communities see first-hand the benefits of a well-designed space for children and young
people – and that is why the organisers want to hear from local communities.

Takaharu Tezuka, architect and keynote speaker the Making 2016 conference, said:
“Architecture is not a thing but an event. The event for children lasts forever in their mind.”
Making Space 2016 is an international award for excellence in architecture and design for
children and young people. ‘Our Space’ is one of five Award categories. The competition is
open for entries until 16th September 2016. An Awards Ceremony and two-day conference at
Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 28th and 29th November 2016 will showcase the winning

Making Space 2016 is part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 and the Year of Innovation,
Architecture and Design. It is managed by Children in Scotland with support from the Royal
Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS), Architecture and Design Scotland, the Scottish
Government, the Scottish Futures Trust, and Taylor Wimpey.

Discussion and debate about the benefits of good architecture and design for children and
young people will run throughout the programme.

For more information about how to enter visit the Children in Scotland website.


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