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Archtober's GREAT Architectural Bake-off was a GREAT hit this year! The architecture and design festival's October 3rd competition, hosted by WATG at the Center for Architecture, invited important firms like H3 and Dattner Architects to test their skills as bakers by designing architecturally-themed cakes. 

The 2017 GABO was the second to take place in New York, originally from London, and featured baked goods modeled after both local and international architectural wonders; the Unisphere Globe from Corona Park, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Beijing National Stadium from the 2008 Summer Olympics in China. This year's winner was Davis Brody Bond, whose sweet replica of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture was as beautiful as it was delicious. 

If you missed out on the fun, don't worry! You can check out Pumpkitecture on October 27th, another architecturally-themed Archtober competition at the Center for Architecture.


GABO 2017 Competitors:

Wimberly Interiors
Dattner Architects (2017 honourable mention)
Davis Brody Bond (2017 Winner)
ZGF Architects
Ennead Architects
Woods Bagot
Grade New York
Bespoke Careers
Hollwich Kushner

About Archtober
New York City's Architecture and Design Month presents special tours, lectures, films and exhibitions that focus on the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. Organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with partnering organizations across the city, the festival raises awareness of the important role of design in our city and the richness of New York’s built environment.

About the Center for Architecture
The Center for Architecture is the premier cultural venue for architecture and the built environment in New York City, informed by the complexity of the City’s urban fabric and in dialogue with the global community. The Center shares a home with the AIA New York Chapter and has the unique advantage of drawing upon the ideas and experiences of practicing architects to produce thought-provoking exhibitions, informative public programs, and quality design education experiences.