Now in its third year, the exhibition includes over 60 gingerbread buildings designed by architects, designers and engineers and aims to encourage a conversation about the future of the built environment through a playful festive display.
Proctor and Matthews' 'Merrimint Café' forms part of the Future City masterplan by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. Raised on slim stilts the building offers diners views over the adjacent lake and Gingerbread City skyline from a roof terrace sheltered by a light-weight canopy perforated by trees. A three-storey sculptural core of ‘glacier mint bricks’ is illuminated at the centre of the building, casting a dappled light over the water below and reflecting the changing tones of the sun. Constructed using innovative modular baking techniques the building champions sustainable living and features a roof garden drawing upon the leafy character of Swiss Roll-ing Hill.
The exhibition opens to the public on the 8th of December.