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Architects support the next generation of Engineers

Vagdia and Holmes were delighted to be asked to support the Imagineering Fair this year, held in the Jaguar Exhbition Hall, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Hosted by the Imagineering Foundation, the event is one of many that helps the Foundation introduce  to 16 year olds to the fascinating world of engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities.

The annual fair features hundreds of activities developed and laid on by some of the UK’s major manufacturers, engineering organisations and education establishments.

Visitors can learn at first hand about the importance of modern engineering in our everyday life and how things are designed and made. There are opportunities for close-up, hands-on inspection of some breath-taking engineering and technology used in production and defence not normally seen by the public.

Youngsters are able to meet young engineers who have successfully chosen the engineering and technology career path.

Vagdia and Holmes featured a stand that included hands-on activities for younger visitors.  Two large play mats featured a set of building blocks, and an opportunity to do some free drawings.

Architect Dhiran Vagdia, said;

"We were delighted to be involved this year, and to offer complimentary activities, and our advice, alongside the main engineering features.  Architects work regularly with Engineers, and it was good to speak to visitors about how the professions work together to deliver building and infrastructure solutions."

"Our activities were aimed at some of the younger visitors.  The building blocks gave the younger visitors an opportunity to think freely, and to explore their personal expression of the ideas in their mind, using a generic, building block.  This singular element allowed them to explore and build an aggregated form that then respresented the ideas in their mind."

"We had visitors design cars, dinosaurs, bridges, as well as some unusual ideas of what architecture may look like in the future.  The innocence of design yielded some very exciting design possibilities!"