GALLERY: Gingerbread house competition

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The Local - [email protected] • 6 Dec, 2013 Updated Fri 6 Dec 2013 13:36 CEST
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Saturday will see the opening of one of Norway's more eccentric Christmas traditions -- the annual gingerbread house competition organised by the country's National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design. This year's theme is "Basic Forms of 20th Century Architecture".

Twenty nine rather spectacular constructions have been entered this year, some built by enthusiastic amateurs, some by schoolchildren, and some by firms of professional architects. 
 
The theme has been chosen to fit with one of the museum's ongoing exhibitions,  "Louis Kahn. The Power of Architecture". 
 
The exhibition opens at 2pm and will end on January 5 with the destruction of the models, and their subsequent consumption. 
 
Here is a gallery showing this year's best entries, along with some of the best from last year. 

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