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A gingerbread city is coming to Somerset House this December

Opening on 7 December, Gingerbread City will host over 100 leading architects, engineers and designers as they create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread (and a lot of sweets!).

The Museum of Architecture is set to stage its hugely popular The Gingerbread City exhibition at London’s Somerset House this December.

This year’s mini-city will explore the theme ‘transport’ with top architects, engineers and designers expected to use their expertise and baking genius to create a gingerbread-based urban landscape that explores new ways of moving around our densely populated cities. 

Festive family gingerbread house-making workshops take place every day during the exhibition, so you can have a go at making one yourself. Click here to find out more, and jump aboard the sweet express!  

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

Based on a masterplan developed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, The Gingerbread City champions sustainable design ideas and innovation on a mini scale.  Participants this year include Foster + Partners, PDP London, Arup Architecture, Holland Harvey Architects and PLP Architecture.

Last year’s winners Atkins Global return and Grimshaw, Chris Hildrey Architects, KPF and HKS join for the first time.

The exhibition opens on the 7th of December until 5 Jan 2020. To book tickets to the exhibition click here.  This year’s exhibition will include a series of daily family-friendly gingerbread house-making workshops and a shop.  To book a workshop click here.

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