Must see for the holidays: Architects re-create iconic structures using gingerbread

Gensler, PBK, Page Sutherland Page, and Kirksey were among the firms to compete in the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off.

December 20, 2013 |

AIA Houston and Architecture Center Houston last week partnered to host the 5th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off. The event pitted 32 architecture teams against one another to see who could design and build the most unique and creative structures using gingerbread. 

Gensler, PBK, Page Sutherland Page (now dba Page), Seeberger Architecture, and Kirksey were among the major firms to participate. Students and design enthusiasts also competed in the event, which drew more than 2,000 spectators. 

The team from Kirksey took the top prize with its gingerbread interpretation of the London Tower Bridge. In all, nine teams were honored:

 

Grand Prix de Show: 

Kirksey

London Tower Bridge 

 

 

1st Runner up:

Art Institute of Houston

Falling Water 

 

 

2nd Runner Up:

Gensler

Hogwarts Castle 

 

 

Public Favorite:

Seeberger Architecture

Despicable Me

 

 

Best Traditional: 

PDR

The Classic 

 

 

Best Non-Traditional:

Eggersmann

Kitchen

 

 

Best Architecture Icon:

PDR

Jingle Bell Demo - Foley's 

 

 

Most Creative Use of Materials:

Page Sutherland Page Gingertects

Blizzard of Oz

 

 

Tallest Standing Structure:

PBK

Kung Fu Candy Crushers (50")

 

    

 

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