Reflecting the true challenges of architects and town planners the world over, City Build is a realistic simulation of designing and building a city from scratch! The aim is for the group to construct a giant model city that relies on creativity but also strong planning and discipline within the design & build teams. This is also a great opportunity for everyone in a team to collaborate, demonstrating that teams within teams pull together towards one common goal.
How It Works
Teams of 8-10 people are given 4 sections of the city to build, one each of 4 zones – industrial, residential, leisure and business. The teams have to collaborate and communicate with each other to ensure that there is uniformity of design across the zones and that roads, rivers, etc. flow coherently with the other teams’ sections next to theirs and in the city as a whole. Using wide ranging materials, they build an imaginative and creative city that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. The planning needs to be sound to ensure that the city is harmonious and not disjointed.
Learning and development outcomes
In the City Build challenge, teams work to develop a common vision and a shared strategy which they put into place applying creativity and excellent project management skills. Planning and strategy through effective cross team communication and collaboration are essential to ensure the zones of the city interconnect and flow. Resource and time management are also essential to completing the project on time.