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Love Cake? Love Architecture? Don't Miss The Great Architectural Bake Off

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 27 October 2017
The world’s best architects will be putting their design skills to the test to construct a very different sort of landmark – an iconic building made out of cake. As part of the London Festival of Architecture, teams from the likes of Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners will be battling it out for The Great Architectural Bake Off crown on June 10.
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The creme-de-la-creme of the architectural world will be gathering on Fitzroy Square for the third year in a row to create grand gastronomic designs, based on the festival’s overarching theme of ‘memory’.

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Participating teams include Squire and Partners, Rogers Stirk Harbor and Partners, Jestico + Whiles, Make Architects, Allies and Morrison, Foster + Partners, SOM, Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), WilkinsonEyre, Gensler, Zaha Hadid Architects, and WATG – which organises the event.

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Given an array of edible ingredients and some basic construction tools, the teams are put to work to produce the most inventive design possible – highlights from last year’s event included a sculpted sugar glass structure and the former Millennium Dome.

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The judging panel is just as impressive as the competitor line up, with the Barbican’s architecture guest curator Daniela Puga sitting alongside design critic Alice Rawsthorn and Harriet Thorpe of Wallpaper* magazine, plus baking experts Rose Carrarini of Rose Bakery and Bella Younger of Deliciously Stella.

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WATG’s Great Architectural Bake Off is just a small part of the London Festival of Architecture, which is Europe’s biggest architectural festival of its kind. The month-long event will be taking place across the entire capital during June, with 50 major London practices giving the public access to their studios.

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The Great Architectural Bake Off will be taking place between 12pm–3pm, June 10 near WATG’s offices in Fitzroy Square. To see the full London Festival of Architecture programme, click here.

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