The Museum of Architecture is very grateful for the generous support of sponsors who helped bring the project to life.
Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design is an independent, award-winning consultancy established in 2003. It is a team of planners, urban designers and architects focus on the crossover between planning and urban design with the philosophy of making people-friendly places for the benefit of those who use them. The company launched its Employee Ownership Trust in March 2013, which will see employees take greater ownership of the company over the next few years.
Finsa is a leading company in the manufacturing of wood-based panels, offering solutions for industrial, structural and decorative applications. The company started its industrial activity at a sawmill in 1931 and since then has grown into a business with more than 3200 people in the group. With 11 factories in France, Spain and Portugal, Finsa supplies materials to over 90 different countries all over the world.
Finsa works closely with the creative industry, by collaborating with designers and architects and supporting initiatives that promote innovation within the sector. Thanks to continuous research, their range of special products has not stopped growing, thus offering more and more innovative solutions and products.
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organisation in the world. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.
Gilles and Cecilie Studio
Gilles & Cecilie is a multi-disciplinary creative team providing illustration, interior, installation and wallpainting. They met at Central Saint Martins while studying graphic design. The office was established in 2006 in London and they work internationally.
Uncorked is one of the UK’s leading small, independent wine merchants. Working here involves spending a lot of time saying no to hopeful suppliers whose wine just doesn’t make it in the quality stakes. The wines we buy from individual producers to sell to individual customers are here because we enjoy them, because they are very well crafted, and because the wine grower works in a way which we consider honest and transparent. Our size means that the whole team is involved in many of the decision-making tastings. It means we can be quick on our feet. It also means that our staff are better informed and that we can offer a more personal service.
About the Gingerbread City
The Gingerbread City is an exhibition created by the Museum of Architecture with the aim of connecting the public with architecture and design professions through an innovative themed display.
Now in its third year, the city is based on a masterplan designed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Each year, key UK-based architecture practices respond to the masterplan by designing buildings, parks and public spaces as well as baking them out of gingerbread.
The exhibition is MoA's annual fundraising project that supports its year-long programming and activities.
Exhibition created by the Museum of Architecture
Exhibition design: Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design
Exhibition set-up: Art and Assembly Studio
Lighting design: Illumination Works
Lighting supplier: Architainment
Graphic design and illustrations: Gilles & Cecilie Studio
Photography: Luke Hayes