International Architecture Showcase a Celebration at Balfron Tower © British Council
Prototype City is an architecture exchange programme centering on international collaboration to test new ideas in cities around the world.
Teams of international and UK-based architects will work together to respond to creative briefs co-developed by local communities, cultural institutions, local developers, and governing bodies. Their ideas will be prototyped and built as interactive interventions in the participating cities. While unique to their location, the prototypes will seek to address global issues of inclusivity, sustainability and accessibility as well as joy, respite and discovery.
Prototype City offers the opportunity to learn from different cultural contexts, practices and processes and gain insights into diverse urban contexts, demonstrating the role that architects can play in designing cities of the future.