Family Activity by School for Creative Thinkers
How to make your own Gingerbread Train Station at home!
Pick up one of the sides of the gingerbread piece. Pipe a line of icing along the base of this piece. Fix it upright on a base, making sure to leave enough space for the entire Train Station.
Tip: Pipe as much icing on the gingerbread as you would put toothpaste on a toothbrush.
Pick up the back of the Train Station. Pipe icing along the edge and the base. Attach the side to the first piece and base. Hold for at least 3 minutes (it is worth it in the long run!). Continue with the next side. Now the frame of your Train Station is formed, and you have an open side to see inside. Make sure to wait at least 3 minutes if not more for each side to dry before moving on to the next. Try not to wiggle the pieces around.
Tip: Patience is key in building your house.
Pipe icing along the top edges of one side of the structure and along the top of the smaller
side wall. Take out one of the roof pieces. It should line up with the peak of the structure and hold for 2 minutes. Look inside of your Train Station and gently press the top of the side wall back to match the roof piece so that there are no gaps. Ice all the seams inside of it. Press the second roof on and hold for 5 minutes, and then the 3rd one. Wait for another 5 - 10 minutes and then start to decorate your train station with icing and candy.
Do not forget to decorate and attach the clock!
For Adults and Children
Tarte Tatin Tram Stop
By Urban Mesh Architects
In our confusing world of fake recipes and ingredient emergencies, the Tarte Tatin Tram Stop stands as a beacon of hope for the Gingerbread City of the future.
Our pavilion is a data infused energy neutral transport hub that feeds on spirit of the truth and beauty of yesteryear’s Modernist baking movement.
Serving the wider city and the local residential and University districts; the pavilion is the hub for the City’s cyclists and offers them unparalleled views from the terrace of the local café -information hub and a chance to recharge their baking powder levels.
For Adults and Children
London Bridge Roll Station
by Grimshaw Architects
The London Bridge Roll station design is a highly sculptural roof with illuminated spaces below. The station roof is the primary design component that celebrates the rail interchange within the cultural quarter.
The roof surfaces are playful with light as they are perforated with patterns and emphasise the dramatic spaces below, while the modular design can accommodate future expansion.
The surrounding landscape integrates the triangulation into the urban realm and creates a topography of gingerbread and sweets.
The station is grand, civic and ambitious, acting as a flexible urban space in front of the public square.