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Gingerbread houses imagine future of housing

Published söndag 20 december 2015 kl 13.50
"When the baking is over, you're so tired of gingerbread"
(5:47 min)
Matilda Carlborg's gingerbread house. Matilda Carlborg. Photo: Ryan Tebo/Sveriges Radio.
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Matilda Carlborg's gingerbread house. Matilda Carlborg. Photo: Ryan Tebo/Sveriges Radio.
Louise Thornell with her prize-winning gingerbread house. Photo: Ryan Tebo/Sveriges Radio.
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Louise Thornell with her prize-winning gingerbread house. Photo: Ryan Tebo/Sveriges Radio.
Matilda Carlborg. Photo: Ryan Tebo/Sveriges Radio.
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Matilda Carlborg. Photo: Ryan Tebo/Sveriges Radio.

This year's awards for best gingerbread house were awarded Saturday at the Architecture and Design Museum in Stockholm, celebrating amateurs and professionals, from pre-school age to adult. The theme for this year's competitions is, "New Home: Fresh Ways to Live."

The exhibit hall is packed with several hundred people of all ages and the scent of gingerbread fills the air. Head of exhibitions and learning at the museum, Karin Åberg Waern, handed out the awards with help from singer and TV personality Amy Diamond.

Winner of the top all around, as well as audience choice, prize was Louise Thornell. She was awarded the prize for both creative use of materials and striking appearance.

Teenager Matilda and her sister Hedvig both competed. Hedvig won an honorable mention in the under 12 section and Matilda won honorable mention in the all around section. Matilda says that she was inspired by the theme to traditional housing with new ways of thinking.

The gingerbread houses remain on view at the Architecture and Design Museum through 10 January.

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