Great Architectural Bake Off Sees Architects Swap Buildings for Bakes

The Great Architectural Bake Off returns to London for its fourth year on Saturday 16 June, with some of the world’s best architects turning their hands to bakes rather than buildings… 

Part of the London Festival of Architecture’s (LFA) calendar, the bake off, run by integrated design firm WATG, sees some of the best architecture practices in the world swap construction for cakes.

This year, LFA’S theme is ‘identity’ and participants will be tasked with building a delicious cake around the theme. The hotly anticipated battle will take place at WATG’S new, architecturally impressive location, Guildhall Yard.

Foster + Partners, Wilkinson Eyre, Make Architects and Zaha Hadid Architects have been teams from the past. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was last year’s winner after recreating the iconic Arenas de Barcelona as a gingerbread tower.

This event it is free and open to the public. You will see the cake-buildings being assembled before being judged by important names in the food, architecture and design industries.

Judges have hailed from the New York Times, Rose Bakery and Tamsie Thompson, the Director of the London Festival of Architecture.

More teams are set to compete than ever before this year, and there will even be a student-only competition featuring some of the UK’s biggest architecture universities.

WATG’s Architectural Bake-Off runs from 12pm-4pm on Saturday 16 June at Guildhall Yard, Gresham Street EC2V 7HH. See