Gingerbread City - masterplan designed by Tibbalds and Madeleine Kessler Architecture, is now open to visitors.
The theme of this year’s Gingerbread City is Water in Cities, looking for innovative solutions to the challenges facing us regarding water shortage, pollution and flooding in a range of climates and contexts.
Tibbalds have been involved in the masterplanning of the city for the past seven years, and it brings design challenges that are very different to our other urban design projects! We are thinking differently about how we build around the world, taking into account local resources, building methods and the environment in order to act on the climate crisis.
Tibbalds' plot is located within the ‘underwater’ zone exploring the new frontier of the underwater world, discovering how we can adapt to a changing future. Our design includes a cutting edge research station, constructed from gingerbread and sugar dome windows it is exploring new depths, discovering previously undiscovered species.
Tibbalds has also assisted in the production of a children’s activity pack, seeking to inspire children to think about what issues designing a masterplan in and around water involves, finding solutions to a variety of challenges, and considering how cities are built.
The exhibition is open to the public from tomorrow 2nd December, until January 7th taking place in the Westfield London shopping centre in White City. Tickets can be purchased from the Gingerbread City website.
More information about the event can also be found in an article in the Architects Journal.