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Page\Park, Pidgin Perfect & BDP win Edible Architecture bake-off

July 29 2015

Page\Park, Pidgin Perfect & BDP win Edible Architecture bake-off
Page\Park Architects have emerged victorious in an Edible Architecture event for Glasgow’s Merchant City Festival, after baking up a sponge and icing treat modelled on their recently completed Theatre Royal extension.

The event was hosted by the GIA as a means of engaging with the public on architecture and design issues by inviting Merchant City based practices to recreate one of their own buildings using edible materials.

BDP scooped second place in the contest with a tasty recreation of their TIC Building whilst Pidgin perfect came in third with their Barras Banchetto. An honourable nod went to ICA Architects and their Merchant Studios delicacy which earned a people’s choice award.

Collective Architecture’s Michael Dougall, who also heads up Edible Architecture, said: “The creativity and attention to detail by every participant made the event a huge success. The GIA were pleased to be asked by the organisers of the Merchant City Festival to host an event with an architecture and design focus.

“Edible Architecture provided the perfect opportunity to promote the work of an architect in a fun and engaging way. We are now planning to build on the success of the first Edible Architecture event with a larger city wide competition next year.”

Other participants in the competition were Collective Architecture with Woodside Tower; Dress For The Weather with Holmwood House; haa design with the Gallery of Modern Art; JM Architects: Seona Reid Building; John Gilbert Architects: Cultybraggan Hut One; NORD / NVA: Kimahew / St Peters Seminary; PMD / DRS Glasgow City Council: Glendale Primary Medium School and Strathclyde University: The Architecture Building.

Photography by Ross Campbell
BDP secured second place with this confectionary delight
BDP secured second place with this confectionary delight
Pidgin Perfect scooped third spot with this sugary treat
Pidgin Perfect scooped third spot with this sugary treat


#1 Posted by qmd on 29 Jul 2015 at 11:49 AM
Honestly my favorite would be the white GoMA cake with massive cone and wee red tour bus. Looks like the judges prefer something half done.. or the plywood base make the flavour more exotic..
D to the R
#2 Posted by D to the R on 29 Jul 2015 at 13:35 PM
Page\Park's faces were too full of cake to comment ...
#3 Posted by Tom on 29 Jul 2015 at 14:08 PM
"There are only four kinds of artistic activity: fine art, music, poetry, and ornamental pastry cooking, of which architecture is a minor branch"
Berthold Lubetkin
Rem Koolbag
#4 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 30 Jul 2015 at 09:23 AM
Some of these entries look to be in pretty poor taste, to be honest.....

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