Gingerbread City

Somerset House, Strand, London

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Event location:
Somerset House, Strand
When:Event passed!
It was on
Sat 7th Dec 2019 to
Sun 5th Jan 2020

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Where:Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Sat - Tues: 10:00 - 18:00 Weds - Fri: 11:00 - 20:00
Admission:Full Price: £9;
Under 12s: £7;
Under 3s: free

About the event

The Museum of Architecture brings its hugely popular Gingerbread City exhibition to Somerset House, which challenges leading architects, engineers and designers to create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread.

This year’s city explores the theme ‘transport’ with over 100 architects, engineers and designers expected to use their design expertise (and baking genius) to create a city that explores imaginative new ways of moving around our densely populated cities - all made entirely from gingerbread!

Expect the unconventional and mesmerising as you explore a mini, edible city inspired by cutting-edge technologies and sustainable design ideas. Peak inside sectional buildings, understand how city planners interact with natural landscapes and be inspired by the creativity and dexterity of some of the UK’s top architects and designers.

Gingerbread City is an annual exhibition, now in its fourth year, organised by the Museum of Architecture. It aims to connect the public with architecture in an exciting way, and spark important conversations around cities and how we live in them.

Based on a masterplan developed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, Gingerbread City champions sustainable design ideas and innovation on a mini scale. Participants this year will include Foster + Partners, PDP London, PLP Architecture, Turner Works and Phase3. Last year’s winners Atkins Global return and Grimshaw, KPF, Hildrey Studio and HKS join for the first time.

This year’s exhibition will include a series of daily family-friendly gingerbread house-making workshops and a shop.

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