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The Dutch Embassy in Finland aksed Helsinki-based architect Willem Heeffer to give them a creative workshop. Hosted by the Kulttuurisauna, an independent institution of architecture and urbanism, Heeffer wanted to give the participants a sense of home as well as a tasty treat. He brought in laser cut basic facades, tools and materials to guide the staff through the creative exercise.

Working from pictures of traditional Amsterdam facades with their various fancy gables, the participants decorated their laser cut facade with eaves, shutters, steps, moldings, and windows. Then Heeffer took the models, placed them in a box and poured a rubber mold from them. After the mold was set, he took eight kilograms of chocolate and made ten stunning chocolate bars in the shape of a building, each delicately and deliciously unique. Three days after their workshop, the participants received their chocolate creation.

Images ©Willem Heefer