With an eye to the future, Knauf has announced a three year partnership with the Architectural Association School of Architecture supporting its Little Architect Project. The partnership ensures that Knauf will work with the young talent that will shape the architecture of Britain for decades to come.
The Architectural Association, founded in 1847, is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK, and is recognised globally for its teaching excellence. Esteemed architects such as Zaha Hadid, Nicholas Grimshaw and Elia Zenghelis, to name a few, have graced the school over the years.
With this new partnership, Knauf will be in prime position to assist in the guidance and nurturing of the new talent that will influence building design throughout Britain and the world. It is also participating to enhance the education of younger children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Little Architect Project is a fun and informative educational programme in UK primary schools aimed at teaching children the importance of architecture and urban design. The programme also places emphasis on the importance of sustainable building practices in the construction industry. Knauf prides itself on consistently producing sustainable products and systems.
Knauf will offer its expertise to AA students, providing a seminar that will form part of their technical studies programme during the academic year. Students will also be encouraged to test their skills by producing a design made purely out of Knauf products, with the winner winning a prize.
Final year students will also be given the opportunity to visit a Knauf factory, allowing the students to receive insight into how one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of lightweight building materials produces the products that they will one day be a part of their future specifications.