Our unique BUILD projects enable young people to set the brief, design and build their own spaces and places in truly life-transforming experiences.

Our tried and tested method has seen award-winning new temporary and permanent structures and installations – planned, designed and built by young people – emerge in places in and around major museums, galleries, universities, schools and festivals across the UK.

Our BUILD work happens at three different scales:

  • PRE-BUILD: smaller-scale, temporary transformations of spaces through installations and exhibitions.
  • BUILD: the original MATT+FIONA model that enables young people to set the brief, design and build their own full-scale spaces and places. These are usually designed over several months and then built over several days.
  • BUILD+: larger, more complex and more ambitious projects, often serviced, in which professional fabricators create the final design, and the children and young people enrich it.

Browse our Project Archive to find out more about our previous MATT+FIONA BUILD projects, featuring:

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