Inspired by Atelier Oslo’s The Lantern, kids and parents will create their own design for a public space that utilizes structural elements.

Families will begin by looking at the differences between designing public and private spaces and then move on to identifying shapes and patterns seen in The Lantern and other projects. Families will work with folded paper and other building materials to create models of their public spaces.

Nordic Models + Common Ground Children’s Workshops

Attention budding designers and architects! Love to build? In this hands-on workshop educators from the Salvadori Center will lead you through a building project based on the exciting work on view in the Nordic Models + Common Ground: Art and Design Unfolded exhibition.

Mario Salvadori (1907-1977), a world-renowned structural engineer and Columbia University professor of engineering and architecture, founded the Salvadori Center in 1987.

He believed that the built environment contains the essential knowledge that a person needs to be a life-long learner and an informed, active member of society. Salvadori students experiment with forces, build model bridges, map neighborhoods, and design future cities. Using the urban landscape of buildings, tunnels, and bridges, the Salvadori Center introduces children and adults alike to the wonder, beauty, and logic of architecture and engineering.

March 5, 2011

March 5, 2011

Photo: Eileen Travell/The American-Scandinavian Foundation

SAT – 3-5-2011 – 1:00 PM
$10 ($7 ASF Members) ages 4-10
Pre-registration is required