Integrated design firm, WATG, is bringing The Great Architectural Bake-Off (GABO) to Singapore. Following the success of the event in London and New York, Singapore has been chosen to host Asia’s inaugural event.
To be held on Saturday, 14 October, the event is set to see some of Singapore’s top architects and designers put their creativity and design skills to the test as they compete to build some of the world’s most iconic buildings entirely out of cake. Participants will be asked to produce architectural-gastronomic creations that explore the theme of ‘collaboration’.
Open to the public, guests are invited to attend and witness the creations come to life, where designers will swap concrete for confectionary and floors for flour to skillfully piece together their designs. The day is set to provide an insight into the thriving architectural and design scene here in Singapore.
WATG will be holding the event in partnership with Archifest 2017, the annual architecture festival organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects. It promises to be a truly imaginative competition between rival practices as they battle to be crowned the winning team.
This year’s judging panel features industry experts and leaders such as Suan Chiang Tay, architect and design correspondent for The Business Times; Eve Felder, MD, The Culinary Institute of America, Singapore; Samuel Maruta, chairman & co-founder, Marou Chocolate Company; Michelle Yong, director, Aurum Land, co-founder of Collision 8 and fourth generation family business leader in Who Hup; Vivian Pei, well known culinary influencer; and Fong Hoo Cheong, executive director, Singapore Institute of Architecture.
The Great Architectural Bake-Off will be taking place between 12pm – 2:30pm on Saturday, 14 October at The Working Capitol, Keong Saik Street.