The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City 2018

V&A Museum, London - 8 December – 6 January

Nash Baker Architects is excited to be participating once again in Gingerbread City, a family friendly exhibition bringing together over 70 inspirational buildings designed, baked and constructed entirely from gingerbread and other sweet treats by top architects, engineers and designers.

Now in its third year, this edition of Gingerbread City is hosted by the V&A museum and focuses on the theme 'Imagining the Future City'. Here, visitors can wonder and marvel at the unconventional as they explore a fully lit mini, edible city including skyscrapers and riverside residences, a sports stadium, city farm, green roofs, botanical gardens and a pedestrian highline.

Featuring a winding slope of edible sugar snow and constructed from 8 slabs of embossed gingerbread, 80 chocolate cigars and 3 kilos of icing, our Chalet Chocolat is an adventurous public roofscape and boutique hotel. Its ‘ginger is the new black’ run has been designed to challenge the bravest of skiers with mallow moguls and stiff peaks, whilst fearless climbers can scale the chocolate climbing wall. For the less intrepid, a ski lift awaits to take them for après-ski at the rooftop bar. Alternatively, residents can rest soggy bottoms and toast toes by the choc-chip stove in the hotel’s foyer.

With all proceeds contributing to The Museum of Architecture charity, we hope you will support the exhibition and feel inspired and amazed by all the wonderful creations!

With best wishes for the Christmas holiday and happy new year.

 Museum of Architecture's Gingerbread City

Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Rd London SW7 2RL

Creative Studio, Level 4, adjacent to Glass, Room 131

 

Open Monday through Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Closest tube: South Kensington

Admission: £6 entry. Children 11 and under go free. Book: vam.ac.uk

All proceeds go towards the Museum of Architecture Charity

Gingerbread City

Nash Baker are proud entrants in this years Gingerbread City organised by the Museum of Architecture. Our design focused upon sustainable principals; using rammed ginger walls, charred timber fins and installing a sense of community spirit with shared allotments and gardens. We'd love you to go visit, and the exhibition showing the work of lots of designers and engineers is open until Friday 22nd December, at 27 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London, SW7 2LQ.