- Words and images by Kieran Chan
Goal & objective
To integrate agriculture in the functions of everyday life, maximising the urban-rural interface. It’s about reconnecting city dwellers with what food is, where it comes from – the education of that as well as the community-building aspect that provides a place for people and communities to grow.
The project aims to exhibit the food production process, immersing visitors in a world of sustainable food. By domesticating industry and bringing food closer to the consumer, we can use architecture to support mixed infrastructure as a catalyst to improve the supply chain and consumer behaviour. The strategy works with an anthropocentric core to foster better relationships with each other through collaboration to establish an environmental resilience.
The proposal supports the socio-spatial food practices while making a publicly accessible space that engages with wider society to challenge consumer habits, transform food culture and create new conscious communities.
St Leonard’s Hospital, London Borough of Hackney, N1 5LZ