This year we are taking part in the annual Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City exhibition running at the V&A Museum from 8th December until 6th January. The exhibition features an entire city of structures made completely out of gingerbread, with projects created by different architects, designers and engineers.
This year’s theme of ‘Imagining the Future City” inspired us to create ‘Peppermint Perch’, a healthy environment for students to flourish and grow, provided of course they refrain from nibbling the cookie walls or licking the marzipan plants! The scheme hosts a shared community of residents which is made up by a series of indoor and outdoor spaces. These include active social spaces such as the café, games room, outdoor gym and growers garden. There are also quiet study pods and pocket contemplation gardens where scholars can retreat and recharge. Hanging gardens are an integral part of the scheme providing clean air and stress relief to busy Gingerbread City dwellers.