This year saw some of our London studio switch conventional building materials for ginger, flour and all things sweet.

Exhibited at Somerset House, we took part in The Museum of Architecture’s Gingerbread City, an annual exhibition where architects, designers and engineers across London design and sculpt a gingerbread building; and together, all designs create a gingerbread city.

Our team created a sugar-coated monastery complete with cloisters, ponds and stained-glass windows — representative of the many religious buildings that Purcell has transformed and conserved throughout the years.

The aim of the exhibition is to connect the public with architecture through an innovative exhibition designed for the holiday season. The display raises money to support the Museum of Architecture and contributes towards the charity’s exhibitions and events.

Gingerbread City is exhibited at Somerset House until the 5 January 2020.