Design Exchange and Little Canada | Super Structures
Last month, Little Canada was invited to be a part of the Design Exchange's Super Structures Camp. Miniature Makers Mark & Nur participated in a 2-hour design and build session, which introduced the little campers, aged 6-12, to "Habitat '67”, Montreal’s unique housing structure built for Expo ‘67. Much like what we do at Little Canada, the team built modular structures that would be consolidated into a multi-level housing unit for their miniature model town. The campers designed and decorated their cubic units' facades, adding green space into their units through the use of green roofs!
“It was awesome seeing the kids using their creativity to build in 3D”, says Mark Domanski, Little Canada’s Large Structures Leader. “I had one experience with a camper who made a flower out of tissue paper, but wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into her house. I suggested maybe she could make a ‘green wall’ and put the flowers on the side wall of her house,” says Mark, who also answers to the name High-Rise Honcho. “Her eyes immediately lit up as she began to think about all the things she could do to her wall.”
Curiosity and creativity are key to the Little Canada experience that we’re building. We want guests of all ages to leave having learned something new, and maybe imagining something new. These types of curriculum-based workshops and programs will be an important part of the educational experience we offer at Little Canada. The time we spent at Super Structures was an opportunity to understand unique and interactive ways that we can engage children of all ages in the magic of building.
Hey Canada, did you know… that the primary models for Habitat ’67 were built using Lego bricks?