Grimshaw and Make amongst 1,000 architects to explore relation between architecture and food

Architects are being challenged to explore the relationship between building design and food at the London Festival of Architecture 2008 with a jelly competition.

Leading architects including Rogers Stirk Harbour, Grimshaw and Make have been invited to submit their entries to the Architectural Jelly Design competition, with curator Bompas and Parr transforming the designs into jelly moulds which will then be judged alongside the entry material submitted.

Originally founded by an architect, jellymonger Bompas and Parr claims jelly is the ideal material for an examination of food and architecture due to its “uniquely plastic form”.

The resulting 1,000 plus jellies will be displayed during a public Architectural Jelly Banquet in the University of Central Londo on 4 July.

All moulds and preparatory material will be auctioned on behalf of charity Architects for Aid.

Deadline for entries is 23 May 2008.