Architects in London built a “city of the future” made entirely out of gingerbread to show that making cities can be fun — and tasty.
The annual exhibition is put together by London’s Museum of Architecture and is showing in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The city features buildings by architects, designers and engineers. Their job was to create a sustainable and inclusive city of the future.
More than 60 structures have been baked. The city has a working cable car made of licorice. Holland Harvey Architects designed a modern homeless shelter.
“We had to be very careful when making it that suddenly you might be halfway through making something and then be like ‘oh, wait, where did that piece go? Oh, we’ve actually gone and eaten it,’ ” said Robert Nolan, an architect at the firm APT.
The Museum of Architecture is holding workshops for families on building gingerbread houses in the V&A to Jan. 6. (Reuters)