Charity Whitehead: The domest-civic kitchen


Sharing everyday culture through the currency of food

Stratford Station, Stratford, London Borough of Newham 

To provide a space for the sharing of everyday culture through food and all it encompasses.

To enable a developing community to unify while preserving and evolving the varied and rich cultures of new and existing residents.

The combination of an open public courtyard and a variety of private and shared kitchen spaces facilitates growing, cooking and dining experiences for a range of users and occasions. A ramped circulation route offers glimpses into pockets of activity while circling the heart of the building. Supporting utility spaces take visitors and residents on a journey of food, from plant to plate.

In the heart of Stratford, The Domest-ivic Kitchen occupies the space between the existing and the new, creating a common ground for exchanging and developing culture.