Gingerbread City comes to New York
Gingerbread City comes to New York
Gingerbread cookies have their origins in different countries in Europe and Asia, although historians agree that they acquired their characteristic doll shape in England during the 16th century. This event is attributed to a specific request from Queen Elizabeth I, who requested that her cookies be modeled after some members of the court. Today, these delicacies take on a variety of forms and stand out as protagonists of the Christmas season, inspiring numerous stories and animated films, such as Shrek, where the famous character Gingy, the gingerbread man, appears. Additionally, this year they are the focus of the Gingerbread City exhibition, taking place in both London and New York City.
This year this original exhibition arrives to captivate its visitors with a city built entirely from gingerbread cookies, marshmallows, candy and icing. What began in 2016 as an initiative of the Museum of Architecture in London to promote and raise awareness about projects that improve quality of life and encourage community integration, has today been transformed into a charming Christmas tradition.
The Gingerbread City exhibition will be open to the public until January 7, 2024. The event takes place at 25 Fulton Street at The Seaport in New York, a prominent historic maritime center located along the East River in Lower Manhattan .
This stunning exhibition conceived by 50 of the Big Apple’s most prominent architectural firms, not only offers a visual feast, but also aims to communicate solutions to crucial environmental challenges as the exhibition chronicles how architects and designers can contribute to addressing very worrying problems of today such as climate change. The truth is that, through this exhibition, the people who visit it manage to reflect on what cities mean, and the way people live in them.
The central theme for this year is “Water in Cities.” According to a press release, contributors were urged to reflect on how to design and build cities that are sensitive to water and protect this vital resource. According to Melissa Woolford , the founder of the project, both the cities of London and New York are affected by floodplains. Therefore, the pieces exhibited are part of a concept in which cities are designed to reduce resource consumption water resources and minimize associated energy costs.
The gingerbread city features houses, parks, museums, and an extensive infrastructure of moving trains that connect five distinct zones: desert landscape, urban floodplain, canal city, frozen landscape, and floating city. In addition, iconic buildings designed by prominent local architectural firms are featured.
Notable pieces of gingerbread include “The Gingerbread Factory”, a factory powered by renewable energy; “Crumbly Cracker Bridge”, a public space that also functions as a flood barrier; “Icing Shelf”, the research station designed in collaboration with the British Antarctic Survey; and “Cinnamon Stadium”, inspired by the Colosseum in Rome and equipped with flood protection elements.
At this event, you not only can admire the exhibition, but it is also possible to participate in a one-hour interactive workshop. This workshop includes everything needed for visitors to create their own gingerbread house. As a bonus, participants can create their own houseboat, a very special type of gingerbread house created exclusively for the exhibition with ginger baked by iconic New York baker, Balthazar.
Upon entering Gingerbread City, you are immediately permeated by the exquisite, sweet aromas that surround the building. It is important to keep in mind that, although the temptation may be strong, trying the pieces in the exhibition is not allowed. One of the curiosities is the presence of signs with the legend “be careful not to get hungry.” Therefore, it is recommended to ensure that you eat before visiting to avoid the temptation to savor the delicious creations on display.
Until January 7, 2024, visitors can immerse themselves in a one-of-a-kind gingerbread display, an impressive spectacle that appeals to both adults and children.
Tickets for this fascinating event are on sale on its official website with a price of $18 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years of age.
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Gingerbread City llega a Nueva York
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