For the second year running we have organised the Young Designer’s Competition, highlighting the importance of good architecture in our everyday lives. Architecture, the built environment and an understanding of ‘place’ should be learnt at a young age in order that an appreciation of the built environment becomes part of our everyday lives and we all strive to better it.
We asked 5 to 18 year olds across the Island to design a new and exciting use for the No Man’s Land Fort in the Solent. The youngsters had to decide on their design, give it a name and write two sentences describing it. They were also asked to prepare an A4 square visual description in any graphic format – including models, collages and drawings etc.
The entries were so impressive that additional commendations were awarded and the winners in each category were awarded with the prize of an escorted trip to the Fort.