But it's not just a silly game, of course, Professor Stephen Gage, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture and one of the judges, has his own ideas on how architecture and jelly relate. He says: “As babies, we first learn about our world by touching it and putting bits of it in our mouth. Part of our subconscious appreciation of shape may well be a dim memory of how it might feel in our mouth. Thus, a dome is round and coolly satisfying, while a pointed building is like a sharp and dangerous knife. Jelly architecture returns architecture to the mouth, where we can once again taste it."
The jellies have already been whittled down to ten finalists who will be much anticipating the final face off 'Jelly Banquet' on the 4th July where the winning design will be revealed and all remnants gobbled up in a wobble-feast.
To attend the banquet or for more information please visit the events sponsors', Bompas and Parr, website.
Niki May Young