Christmas and Gingerbread Houses in Stockholm


The annual Gingerbread house exhibition in Stockholm opened on December 2 and lasts through January 10. This year’s theme is “New lair – stay in new ways”. Big and small have contributed with their creations to this both different and fragrant architectural exhibition.

Collage, photo Matti Ostling
Collage, photo Matti Ostling

This year is the 25th anniversary of ArkDes gingerbread house exhibition at the Architecture and Design Center of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.


“New Lair – stay in new ways”

More and more people want to have somewhere to live in our cities, but it’s getting crowded. Therefore, we must build housing in new places and in new ways. The freedom to interpret the theme is always unlimited. Hundreds of children, young people and professionals have highlighted their creative desire and with the help of gingerbread designed new housing that previously felt impossible.

Sweden Baked

New this year is the web competition Sweden Baked where everyone in the country has participated and baked on the same theme.
“In a fragrant, playful yet serious manner, we have let all the bakers interpret on an important issue. Children, youth and adults’ creations are displayed side by side without a hierarchical division,” says Karin Åberg Wearn, Audience manager.

There is free admission to the exhibition and awards ceremony.
Christmas and Gingerbread Houses in Stockholm, source: Skanska