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