When: 8th December 2018 – 6th January 2019
Where: Creative Studio, V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL
£: Admission costs £6. V&A Members and children under 12 go for free. Gingerbread house-making workshops cost £30 for one child and one adult (booking in advance is essential)
What is it?
This festive season, the Museum of Architecture is bringing a Gingerbread City to London.
The city is a fundraising exhibition that brings together architects, urban planners and landscape designers to design a city made entirely of gingerbread.
Returning to the museum district in South Kensington for the third year, the exhibition will focus on the theme ‘Imagining the Future City’ and will feature more than 60 gingerbread buildings.
Alongside the exhibition, the Museum of Architecture will also be running family gingerbread house-making workshops. This year’s workshops will take place on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th and 30th December, and 5th and 6th January.
For the workshops, MoA will be providing visitors with materials to build and decorate their own gingerbread house that will draw inspiration from the rich design and architecture display of the exhibition itself.
The aim of The Gingerbread City is to create an imaginary city that would invite the general public to engage in a playful and unusual way with contemporary architecture and design.
Based on a masterplan developed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, the imaginary gingerbread city seeks to open discussions about the way architecture impacts the way we live and work, drawing on contemporary discussions about what makes a healthy city.
The exhibition hopes to shape an engaging platform that can serve as an introduction to broader discussions about architecture and urbanism today.
For The Gingerbread City exhibition, each participating architecture practice has been invited to select a plot on the city, and build and bake landmark buildings, such as a museum, town hall, bridge, school, stadium, as well as housing and landscape sites.
The Gingerbread City supports MoA’s philosophy of creating unconventional ways for the public to better engage with architecture, whilst challenging architects to explore new opportunities for innovation.