The great architecture bake off

By Elspeth Pridham
August 13, 2020

Each year, as part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), leading architecture practices compete fiercely  to design and bake some of London’s best-loved buildings.

As LFA was digital this year it allowed more people to bake and create from home. The five buildings to choose from were: Battersea Power Station, No 1 Poultry, The Houses of Parliament, The Colour Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. Each one requiring the entrants to think about structure, form, detailing and composition – as well as taste.

There were three categories to enter:
Architecture prize: an individual architect or architecture student, representing their architecture practice.
The winner was No 1 Poultry by Kate Edmondson, Penoyre and Prasad

Individual prize: open for individual members of the public (including children over 13) to try out their architectural baking skills.
The winner was Colour Palace by Samantha Tse (Samantha is also the overall winner of the Architecture Bake Off)

Children’s prize: a great opportunity to get children under 13 thinking about architecture and the form and shape of buildings – as well as having fun in the kitchen.
The winner was, Battersea Power Station by Jasper

Entry to the Bake-Off cost £5, with all entry fees going towards NHS Charities Together.

The winning cakes and runners up can be seen on the London Festival of Architecture website