Consisting of over 60 gingerbread buildings designed and created by architects, designers and engineers, the Gingerbread City is a playful way to encourage conversation around the future of our built environment.
The brief was to create a contemporary gallery, opening out onto a landscaped sculpture park which it sits within. The gingerbread building on our plot had a 4-storey, 16cm height restriction, and the whole building was to be baked and decorated with edible consumables.
Open until Sunday, 6 January 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Gourmet Gallery and Scrumptious Sculpture Garden
The Gourmet Gallery and Scrumptious Sculpture Garden aspires to create luscious social spaces that have a fluidity of movement from the internal exhibitions to the landscape and sculpture park. The design looks at connecting people and the built environment to nature. The gingerbread gallery and sculpture garden encompasses the architect's ideals of what future cities should embody; the landscape provides space for social interaction whilst utilising modern technology to create a closed loop system that cultivates algae to produce the biofuel that powers our gallery.
Landscaping was a large part of our project and was made mostly out of Royal icing, a combination of colours for the marble floor and grated green icing for the grass. We poured molten sugar into our gingerbread windows for the stained glass effect. The trees were crafted from Royal icing and Twiglet tree trunks.
Gingerbread City is a playful way to encourage conversation around the future of our built environment.