The Museum of Architecture has unveiled a miniature city made entirely from gingerbread and confectionery.
More than 100 of the UK’s leading architects and designers worked on the project to create the futuristic city, which explores the theme of transport and how people will travel in years to come.
The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday 7 December at London’s Somerset House and runs until Sunday 5 January.
It includes high-rise buildings, office blocks and apartments, a university, stadium, tram station, urban farm, park and ferry terminal, five bridges, cycle ways and pedestrian paths. There are also reinterpretations of famous landmarks, including ‘Battersea Sugar Power Station’, ‘Gingerbread Modern’, ‘Sugarset House’, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus, as well as a moving train.
Based on a masterplan developed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, The Gingerbread City champions sustainable design ideas and innovation on a mini scale.
“It’s an absolute pleasure to bring The Gingerbread City to life again this year. We have over 100 top UK architects and designers taking part – showcasing innovative and sustainable design ideas – with the aim of getting people thinking about their built environment and how we want to live in our cities,” said Melissa Woolford, founder and director of the Museum of Architecture.
Oxford Circus by Arup Architects
A reinterpretation of this busy intersection, where Londoners and tourists have shopped for years.
London Bridge Roll Station by Grimshaw Architects
A grand station - the main rail interchange within the cultural quarter, with highly sculptural roof and illuminated spaces below.
Battersea Sugar Power Station by Michaelis Boyd
Battersea Power Station completely reimagined in gingerbread from the Interior Architect of
254 new apartments inside the real Battersea Power Station.
Photo credits: Luke O’Donovan