December 18, 2012
Here at Architizer we love celebrating winners (A+ Awards, anybody?). That’s why a few weeks ago we launched our first-ever Gingerbread Competition, and boy was it a sweet moment. (See what we did there?) We tasked our readers to create a work of edible architecture, whether it be a re-interpretation of an iconic building or their own unique design.
Well, the deadline has come and gone, and after sifting through countless entries, the Architizer staff has picked a winner! With architects and design enthusiasts submitting everything from candy tree structures to sushi tea houses, believe us, it was not easy. And so, ladies and gentlemen, drumroll please: Winning our admiration (and a brand new iPad Mini!) is Team Jacussi for their cookie construction of Oscar Niemeyer’s famed National Congress of Brazil. The edible edifice was not only meticulously assembled, but also serves as an entirely functional candy dish. Plus, it pays tribute to the legendary architect, who passed away this month.
While there may be only one grand prize winner, we were so impressed with the quality of the entries that we couldn’t keep them from our readers. We rounded up five additional favorites, including pueblo homes and hedonistic museums, to present for a tasty Tuesday treat. Click through to see the extremely delicious architecture from our Gingerbread Competition!