These Stunning Gingerbread Houses Were Built By Professional Architects

Michele Debczak
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It’s not too late to put together a gingerbread house in time for the holidays. If you need some inspiration, look no further than London's Museum of Architecture. As Co.Design reports, the institution’s annual Gingerbread City features sugary structures built by some of today’s preeminent architects.

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design came up with the layout, and 50 esteemed architecture firms designed and built the buildings. The gingerbread creations come from such big names as Zaha Hadid Architects, Studio Egret West, and Pitman Tozer. As you can see from the video below, the final exhibit goes beyond your typical gingerbread village: It includes hotels, bridges, and more of the features you’d expect to see in a modern city.

Of course, the Museum of Architecture knows that you don’t need years of architectural training to build a gingerbread house worthy of a Christmas display. Through December 22, they’re offering gingerbread house-making workshops to kids and parents looking to improve their skills.

[h/t Co.Design]