Started in 2011, the Architecture and Children Work Program, UIA is now launching its fourth cycle of the triennial Golden Cubes Awards for the year 2020. The Golden Cubes Awards (GCA) honour people and organizations that help children and young people to develop a better understanding of architecture and the built environment. 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, about architectural design and the processes by which our environment is formed. 

The Awards will be presented in four award categories:

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

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. 

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.