Hopkins Architects’ Tom Jenkins helps south London school to first prize on Junior Open House Awards.
Hopkins Architects’ Tom Jenkins led south London’s Allfarthing Primary School to first prize at the 2005 Junior Open House awards.
The competition involves primary school children designing projects in conjunction with architects from the likes of Hopkins and Foster & Partners to help raise awareness of the built environment.
More than 2500 school children from 35 primary schools entered, with Allfarthing winning for its design of facilities for the 2012 Olympics based on the Parthenon. It included an aquatics centre and coliseum-inspired stadium.
Jenkins said: “It amazed me how quickly the kids picked up designing and building of their own ideas as our workshops were just 45 minutes long.”
Nicole Grandison of Jones Wood architects won the best architect award for her work with London’s Mount School. The judges said she “worked with great enthusiasm”.
The winners of all the awards will be displayed across London over the annual Open House weekend, when some of the capital’s most famous buildings open their doors to the public. This year it is on 17-18 September.