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Anna Liu wobbles her way to jelly architecture win

Tonkin Liu founder Anna Liu has beaten Foster + Partners, Will Alsop and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to bag the prestigious ultimate jelly architect accolade.

Up against more than 100 wobbly entries, Liu’s Fresh Flower Jelly, which is based on the practice’s moveable pavilion designed with Corus for the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), won the LFA’s Architectural Jelly Design Competition.

Harry Parr of Bompas & Parr, which curated the exhibition said: 'Anna Liu’s design is the optimum height-to-base ratio for wobble. It cleared the field in the “wobble factor” category and impressed the judges by relating form to flavour.'

The shortlisted entries were exhibited in the University College London’s Quad on Friday night (4 July) before the winner was announced by architect Maxwell Hutchinson and chef Heston Blumenthal.

The design was judged on innovation, aesthetics and ‘wobble-factor’ by a panel of experts including Sarah Gaventa, director of CABE Space; Marcus Fairs, editor-in-chief of Dezeen; and LFA director Peter Murray.

The design material, photographs and moulds of the 10 shortlisted entries will be auctioned online ( to raise money for Article 25, a charity dedicated to building better shelter and housing in developing countries and the official charity for the London Festival of Architecture.

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