TateHindle Architects

Gingerbread City: A festive take on planning policy

Rapidly becoming a seasonal highlight in the architectural calendar, TateHindle took part in the second Gingerbread City competition and exhibition to help raise funds for the Museum of Architecture.

With ‘Health and Well-Being’ as the theme of this year’s Gingerbread city, the masterplan is based around four different city quarters, each with a distinctive character designed for residents health and happiness. With over 50 practices participating in the annual challenge, taking a plot in Eco Town gave TateHindle a chance to swap designing in brick, steel, timber and concrete for gingerbread dough. The practice revealed some nifty baking skills to create an edible sustainable house set within an allotment garden planted with sweet delights.

The exhibition continues until 22 December, further details here.

Thumbnail Photo Credit: Luke Hayes