Architects Build Gingerbread City to Whet Appetite for Design

By on December 7, 2018

Architects swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city of the future at London’s V&A Museum, to show that urban planning can be fun, and tasty.

The annual exhibition, which is put together by London’s Museum of Architecture, runs from Dec. 8 to Jan. 6 and showcases buildings by architects, designers and engineers who had been asked to create a sustainable and inclusive city of the future.

“We design and we work a lot in model making, and at this scale as well,” said Robert Nolan, an architect at APT.

“If you can see yourself having fun with just gingerbread and then transplant that to something a bit more realistic, actually it’s not too far off and actually design is fun.”

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