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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.