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Alternative designs for prestigious sites are simply child's play

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Schoolchildren have teamed up with UK architects for Architecture Week to explore alternative designs for famous sites including Arsenal FC's proposed new stadium at Ashburton Grove (pictured).

Teenagers from schools in Birmingham, Derbyshire and London have worked up new designs with practices including Allies and Morrison, Alsop Architects, HOK Sport and Richard Rogers Partnership. Drawings, paintings and models for the 'Designs on Britain' project will be judged today (26 June) and exhibited at the RIBA in Portland Place until 28 June.

Alsop Architects worked with London's CIC sixth-form college on a new stadium for Arsenal, while Richard Rogers teamed up with Christ the King College A level students to redesign Convoys Wharf.

Islington Green School worked with Allies and Morrison on a new 'folly' in the grounds of the current Arsenal stadium, and Timothy Associates and Northbrook School have designed public art for the site of the Stephen Lawrence Techno Centre, London.

Also taking part were CZWG, Derbyshire County Council, Rodney Melville and Partners, Glenn Howells Architects, Mansel Architects and Rick Mather Architects.

Architecture Week events continue throughout the weekend. For a full list of events visit www. architectureweek. org. uk.

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