[UIA] Golden Cubes Award

The UIA Architecture and Children Work Programme announces the launch of the

 UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards 2014/2017 

Developing young people’s awareness of architecture, the city and sustainable development is an urgent and vital challenge. With access to knowledge in these areas they will be able, as adult citizens, to make their voices heard and influence the political, economic and social strategies, which will shape their cities and their environment.

The Awards will honour people and organizations that help children and young people to understand architecture. Entrants will be invited to submit entries describing activities or products designed to teach children and young people, from pre-school up to and including the age of 18, to understand architectural design and the processes by which our environment is formed.

There will be awards for Schools, Institutions, Written Media and Audio-visual Media.

The UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards process is not a ‘competition’ for which Entrants are expected to produce new projects. 

Instead they are invited to present submissions relating to an activity which is currently active, or to a product produced, or an event which has taken place, at any time between August 2014 and the submission deadline of 15 March 2017.

The Award Process has two phases. In the first phase each UIA National Member Section participating in the Award will organise a selection process at National level and nominate one entry for submission for the International Awards. In the second phase the UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Awards International Jury will evaluate the Nominated Entries and select one in each category for an Award.

The Awards will be presented and the winning and selected entries exhibited at the 26th UIA Congress in Seoul / Korea, September 2017.

15 March 2017 Deadline for submission of National Nominations to UIA 

April 2017 International Awards Jury and Announcement of the winners

September 2017 Awards Ceremony at UIA Congress, Seoul 


For information on dates and procedures for the National Nomination process please please visit



The previous Awards 2011/2014 have been successfully supported by nominations and entrants of 18 countries around the world: see www.architectureandchildren-uia.com