Arkki Singapore – Creative Architecture Camps for Children (Exclusive Review & Giveaway)!


“When can I go back again to Arkki, Mommy?”

As a parent of 2 children, I am all as well common with holiday getaway workshops that are a dime a dozen but seldom have I observed Buddy truly feel sad even right before the workshop concluded and fervently requesting that we indicator him up for the following operate. This Arkki (Architecture) workshop proved to be additional unique due to the fact there was logic, curiosity, creativeness, important wondering, sophisticated challenge fixing and agency all combined into 1. Moreover it originated from Finland! 1 of our family’s favourite Nordic nations around the world.

“When can I go again to Arkki once again Mommy?”

Welcome to ‘Recycled Cities Workshop‘ at Arkki Singapore exactly where small children from 7 to 12 many years of age discover about innovation, creativeness and sustainability by palms-on, kinesthetic understanding. Over the 3 days, Buddy was uncovered to rules of Architecture by a collection of functions in city organizing, human conversation with the surroundings and developing livable spaces.  The problem? Use recycled materials to construct a ‘Green’ city with ‘Green’ properties by way of a sustainable concept.

The 3-day workshop taught Buddy the worth of organizing, perspective and reason in models in which options to many genuine-entire world complications hinge on. 

Storming and Norming:

On Working day 1, the young children learnt to brainstorm as a crew – a critical 21st century competency. In working as a workforce, they learnt to implement empathetic collaboration techniques exactly where they agree to disagree with each and every other, acknowledge each individual other’s strategies and give constructive criticism.  At the conclude of the working day, they picked the plot of land which they would like to develop on and started allocating land space.

Town planners in motion. Wow! They are significant!

Buddy released us to his husband or wife whom he is intended to perform with each other as co-architects. We observed a lot of negotiation and delegation happening amongst the duo. Promising!

Buddy and his 1:1000 model and making an attempt to healthy into the city map.

Let us Get Cracking!

Working day 2 – Buddy obtained himself up and completely ready in great time as he was much too excited to go to “Arkki”! When there, he fortunately released us to his trainers and group mates. We can pretty much see his enthusiasm radiating all above him! That’s how enjoyable this workshop is. It ignites the curiosity and gas the creativity in children.

Mind storming for thoughts.
Kids acquired to talk and share their concepts and strategies. Nurturing a sense of company in the small children.

At the finish of the 2nd day, the children had been taught how to do an axonometric drawing – a 3D drawing, translating what is 2D into 3D moreover creating a greater design of their creating. So what originally was an ‘abstract’ collage of publish-it notes now resembles a little developing with a park and a clock tower. He even camouflaged it (he and his appreciate for all things armed forces!). As he defined to us about his developing, we have been intrigued with the facts he has incorporated inside of. The developing evidently has a Petting Zoo, Police Station, Cinema and “many other things” inside.  Not too shabby!

The Zoo, near MBS and in the vicinity of Gardens by the Bay? Why not?

The Reveal

Day 3 – Buddy approached it with a tinge of sadness.  He knew it was the past working day of the workshop and requested if we can enrol him in the future run of the Arkki workshops the up coming getaway. Handful of hrs later, when it was time to fetch him, he showed us his development proudly: his 1:200 scale model of his built-in Buying Shopping mall , total with a Police Station and a Doggy Park which sits prominently on the town map.  We ended up, rather actually, surprised at his handiwork and the satisfaction he place into this development. It might look very simple to us (grownups) but the diploma of coordination, conclusion-generating additionally specifics, whilst pulling minimal sources together to deliver this design city is a tiny feat value celebrating!

There were being spaces that could open up up, eco-friendly spaces for folks to cycle outdoors, a pond with fountain and an hooked up park for pet dogs to run – obviously getting reference from his a lot of cycling expeditions with Daddy all-around the bay location.

So proud of his generation!

The 3-day workshop climaxed in a basic certification supplying ceremony.  He has, by then, formed some relationship with each his trainers and staff mates and was experience unhappy to say goodbye to them – a excellent testimony on how nicely the trainers have related with the small children in the quick span of 3 times. Buddy even asked us if the trainers are ‘therapists’ mainly because ‘they had been incredibly affected individual and kind’ and ‘they knew how to motivate me, Mommy’ he said.

A 7 days afterwards, we have been pleasantly stunned to acquire a temporary e mail report from the trainers on their observations of Buddy throughout the camp as very well as a summary of the competencies that he was uncovered to which gave us a peek into his future as a very little architect and city planner.


Arkki’s Recycled Towns workshop is a strong mastering experience for young ones. It has specified the kids the working experience of producing basic architectural styles when appreciating ratios and perspectives.  Much more importantly, it has given Buddy the option to study to collaborate with other children (of distinct age groups), to harness their tips to construct a model town with the plan of sustainability at its core – a town of the upcoming created by the quite folks who will dwell, perform and enjoy in it. How awesome is that!

What is Arkki Singapore?

Arkki is the world’s foremost college of expertise & resourceful schooling for kids and youth. Their award-profitable plan works by using architecture as a medium to advance the pupils significant considering techniques, creativity and software of academic knowledge. It is an offshoot from the international little ones architecture faculty from Finland. Uncover out more about Arkki Singapore and their courses listed here.

Thanks to our sponsor, we are providing 2 readers a likelihood to send out their kids to the astounding Arkki Creative & Architecture Camps this June school vacations! Unlock your creativeness, established your creativity totally free and witness information in motion! Opt for from possibly a) 2-Working day Green Town Camp (truly worth SGD330) on 30 May to 1 June 2022) or a 3-Working day Design and style Masters 1 = House+Inside Design and style Camp (value SGD450) on 15 to 17 June 2022.

Our Green City
Model Masters 1: Home & Inside Design and style

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The giveaway finishes 22 May well 2022 (2359 hrs) and is open to readers in Singapore. The winners will be contacted via FB/IG and will have 12 several hours to answer, failing which a new winner will be drawn.  All actions ought to be completed and incomplete entries will be disqualified. Make sure you observe that all Facebook and Instagram accounts (e.g. accounts established up purely to choose part in contests with no or several authentic posts) will be disqualified. No adjust in camp dates will be entertained. All the greatest!


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