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. The Awards will be presented in four award categories:


1. Schools (directors, teachers, students)
2. Institutions (organisations, institutions, museums …)
3. Written Media (books, magazines, non audio-visual educational tools)
4. Audio-visual Media (films, audio-visual educational material, web sites …)


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 September 2011 and the submission deadline of 15th March 2014.


The Award Process has two phases: National and International
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 International Jury will evaluate the Nominated Entries and select one UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Award in each category.


The Awards will be presented and the winning and selected entries exhibited at the 25th UIA Congress in Durban / South Africa, August 2014.


15 March 2014 Deadline for submission of National Nominations to UIA
April 2014 International Awards Jury and Announcement of the winners
August 2014 Awards Ceremony and exhibition at UIA Congress Durban, South Africa


For further information on dates and procedures for the National Nomination process please contact your UIA National Member Section. The UIA National Member Section for each country can be found at: