Pupils unveil 3D Models of Shop Windows

Enterprising young designers have unveiled their own 3D models of shop windows.Two hundred primary school pupils were challenged to design shop front windows which would attract a customer base in Aberdeen.

The models, which ranged from designs for fashion houses to cafes, were displayed at the Tivoli Theatre on Guild Street.

The budding designers even included the layout of their premises and furnishings while others identified opening hours and put together potential menus.

Aberdeen City Council Education and Children’s Services convener Councillor Angela Taylor said: “This was a great opportunity to engage with young people to raise awareness of the built environment and to think about how design affects our daily lives in urban areas.

“An overwhelming and colourful response reflects the enthusiasm and unbridled creativity of the youngsters.”

The project, set up by Aberdeen City Heritage Trust, is part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and aimed to encourage children and young people to understand design concepts and allow them to be creative.

Aberdeen Society of Architects whose volunteer architects assisted in classrooms.

Classes from Ferryhill, Hanover Street, Skene Square, Sunnybank and Walker Road schools have been working on the projects since January 2016.Councillor Director of Aberdeen City Heritage Trust Cllr Barney Crockett said: “This has been a fantastic programme which has generated some clever, innovative approaches to design and architecture and we are looking forward to seeing how the next generation will develop and shape our city.

“Our young pupils have gone above and beyond in their ambitions and have demonstrated a real understanding of how architecture and design play a fundamental role in establishing a city’s identity and also how crucial and influential design is in creating a successful business model.”

An exhibition of the pupils’ work is on display at Aberdeen Arts and Theatre Centre (ACT) on King Street until 20 May.