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Ribbon HUNDRED 2020
Leading institution in creative education via architecture and design for children in the world.


Arkki International, Helsinki, Finland
Arkki provides creative education using architecture & design as holistic real-world phenomena to integrate STEAM subjects. Arkki empowers pupils with innovation skills through hands-on learning made fun and rewarding. Through project work pupils learn design thinking, critical thinking and complex problem-solving. Arkki ́s awarded program is certified by The Finnish Ministry of Education.

Arkki program develops Innovation Skills

“I have learnt skills that I can apply in all fields of life. Arkki project-based learning teaches us creative problem-solving skills. ”

Joosua Kuusela, Arkki pupil, 18 years, Finland

Since architecture is intrinsically interdisciplinary, creative education through architecture is an exceptional discipline to develop key competencies like the “5C´s” – complex problem solving, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. 

Arkki program fosters design thinking and enhances the essential higher-order thinking skills needed for the future world of work.  Arkki´s exceptional pedagogical concepts inspire children to learn playfully through cross-curricular, phenomenon-based and hands-on 3D experimentation projects. Play, Create, Succeed is Arkki´s motto.

Architecture offers endless possibilities in being the big A in STEAM education and holistically intertwining science, technology, engineering, mathematics and arts through Architecture. Arkki pedagogical program develops three dimensional and design thinking skills and evokes the imagination and creativity in children and youth. 

Arkki´s creative education gives children new capacities, means and mediums to influence the creation of our future environment, no matter what their occupation will be.  

The program has been developed by Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth in Finland for 26 years and can be licensed through Arkki International.

In addition to the long-term program, Arkki also offers workshops, camps, educational visits,  social innovation projects and collaborates with international organizations. 

Arkki International has received multiple awards and nominations. Recently it has been shortlisted for the prestigious WISE 2020 awards for its impactful and innovative approach to education and has won the UNICEF CFCI2019 Inspire Award in the category "Meaningful Child Participation".

During COVID lockdown, Arkki wanted to do its part by launching and adapting for home use a selection of free creative Arkki@home hands-on online  projectsto support curiosity, creativity, and innovation. The projects are available in 8 languages and have impacted children from 43 countries.

 Arkki has developed as well English Creative Classroom, a complete pedagogical program on creativity for schools to enhance 21st-century skills such as creative thinking. 

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Innovation Overview
4 - 18
Age Group
25 000
1 881
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Passion for creative education and providing the youth with the necesary 21st century skills. Experience in education business Adequate resources to start, develop and scale the operations.
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Future U social innovation challenge: solutions from children to children
20 years of Social Innovation programs involving children
Arkki Hut Building program. Educating in the nature for 26 years
Arkki workshops
Creative Classroom powered by Arkki
During lockdown arkki@home free projects are inspiring children from around the world to ideate the future of cities and homes.
“Children Innovate” project wins UNICEF CFCI Inspire Awards 2019


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Sign NDA
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Plan and Contract
After exchanging information we will make a collaboration plan, sign the contract and schedule next steps.
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Hire local Arkki Staff
After signing the collaboration contract, hire a suitable team to run Arkki locally.
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Prepare Pedagogical Environment
Prepare the local Arkki center with furnishing, working tools and materials.
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Arkki orientatation training and self study
After signing the contract, the local personnel will be provided with working manuals and self learning material in our eArkki learning platform.
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Marketing and Launch
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