Fundamental Architectural Inclusion

Legacy Youth Panel

Fundamental is an architecture centre based in east London that seeks new ways for people to genuinely participate in the transformation of their neighbourhoods. Our expertise is in youth engagement in architecture and the built environment and since 2003 we have consistently delivered a high quality public programme of activity. Fundamental is well placed to provide sustained opportunities for community engagement in the 2012 Olympics Legacy and Thames Gateway Growth areas.

Venue Type:

Architecture centre

We offer one off workshops or longer term projects in schools across all curriculum subjects and key stages and can also facilitate visits to places and buildings. Fundamental is a registered Arts Award Centre and provides continuing professional development opportunities to support teaching about 2012 and the built environment.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Bringing the Games Home!

Bringing the Games Home is an online resource which is using the excitement around the Olympics to inspire children, young people and their teachers about the built environment. Schools are set the challenge to create their very own Games in the heart of their local community. Using a five step design process pupils choose a real site and survey it; learn about the infrastructure needed and prepare design options; model in 3D and present their 2012 Games to their peers. The resource provides ideas, activities and lesson plans and is designed to work in both primary and secondary schools.


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  • Additional support from arc


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  • Bringing the Games Home was commissioned by CABE as part of its programme.

Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap was an innovative programme of architectural education designed to inspire enthusiasm and encourage learning about the built environment, regeneration and the 2012 Olympics in Newham’s primary and secondary schools 2006-2008. Over 1400 pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3 had the chance to take part in the pilot programme and 17 teachers received training, support or access to resources from the Bridging the Gap website to equip them to deliver built environment education in the classroom.


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How to obtain

The Case Study publication is available to download or contact the centre for a printed copy.

Fundamental Architectural Inclusion
Unit 20 Leaside Business Centre
45 Gillender Street
Greater London
E14 6RN




0207 536 2797

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