Over the weekend, the Great Architectural Bake-Off happened at Guildhall Yard, and the results are sweeeeeet.
Famous London museums and landmarks were sculpted out of flour, butter and sugar, and everywhere from the London Eye to the Old Royal Navy College was represented. University students and professionals all competed against each other for the prestigious crown, and, actually, the results were pretty phenomenal. ? But who were the winners? ?
Here are some of the highlights:
1. Tower Bridge – designed by Make Architects.
2. The Southbank Centre – designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
3. Old Royal Navy College – designed by University of Greenwich (naturally).
4. London Aquatics Centre – designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
? Winners of Tastiest Bake ?
5. Leadenhall Building – designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.
6. Imperial War Museum – designed by Stride Treglown.
? Received an honourable mention for its ingenious use of wartime flavours ?
?? Also my personal favourite (because obviously that matters) ??
7. Gasholders London – designed by Wilkinson Eyre.
8. Barbican – designed by Benoy.
?? Winners of the WATG’s Great Architectural Bake-Off ??
Their ‘Barbicake’ was made from a delicious mix of chocolate fudge, wafer, blueberry swirl, ginger and Nutella. BarbiCAN I HAVE SOME PLZ?!
9. The London Eye – designed by AVR.
10. The Boiler House – designed by Studio Egret West.
11. The Tate Extension – designed by Jestico + Whiles.
12. Robin Hood Gardens* – designed by London Metropolitan University.
? Second place for their expertly made layered cake, consisting of ginger, pistachio and Victoria sponges. ?
*You can read about the Robin Hood Gardens demolition here.
13. MI6 – designed by Farrells.
14. Exchange House – designed by SOM.
The competition is hosted every year by design firm, WATG. It takes place worldwide, but the London edition occurred as part of the London Festival of Architecture, which happens throughout June.
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