Lego — we all know it. Most of us grew up with it. But have you ever thought of the educational benefits of Lego? It is agreeable that these building blocks offer a platform for users to be creative, to think, to design; to dare to dream. They develop good problem solving skills, focus, attention to detail, teamwork strategies, communication skills and planning skills. Ideas of symmetry, balance, shapes and sizes are explored during play with this blocks. Children experience working with fractions when they observe how many small pieces can fit into a large piece and can begin to experiment with division. This can be a great tool for children to use to share their ideas of the cities they want to see and live in.


Every year, Architectural Association of Kenya offers a platform for children to participate  and share their ideas on ongoing discussions on the built environment in their capacity. This year’s competition presents a live opportunity for them to do this under the 2019 Convention theme of “Building blocks and the Built Environment” and specifically competition sub theme “My Dream City”

The competition is open to all children.

Type of Competition

The Competition is organized as a live design activity for children across the country. Registered individuals will assemble at a specific location with a live jury, having all the necessary requirements provided.

Objectives of the Competition:

  • Building scales in the city
  • Components of the city built environment
  • Children play areas in the city.
  • Movement in the city

Submissions & Presentation Mode:

Interested applicants to register and will be informed of the specifics of the competition.


Children above the age of 7 years.

2019 AAK Live Children’s  Design Competition BUILDING BLOCKS AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT