Register: FEB/08/2018, Submit: FEB/08/2018, Eligibility: Everyone in the fields of architectural design, interior design, art installations, stage set design, decoration, related activities; individually, teams, legal persons, companies, Fee: 40 EUR (NOV/20 – DEC/31/2017), 70 EUR (JAN/01 – FEB/08/2018), Awards: 3 prizes 2,000 EUR each, 6 Honorable Mentions
The international design competition COOK8 has as its subject the design of an interior dining space for 8 people, of an area of 24 m² – 30 m². The aimof the competition is the formulation of new ideas on the design of a meeting-place for people on the occasion of the preparation and consumption of food, seen as means of socialisation. What is looked for is the creative re-interpretation and overtaking of the usual approaches which are a function of the conventional building and management arrangements of catering premises (private or communal dining-room, club, commercial restaurant, café, cafeteria, snack-bar, fast food outlet, taverna, canteen, etc.).
The three awarded entries will be realised in full scale (1:1) at the Benaki Museum.
The space must include:
- a preparation area (conservation, readying, preparation, cleaning, storage of foodstuffs and utensils)
- a consumption area
- a hygiene area (WC and washbasin, together or separate)
The outline of the room in the ground plan and section will be determined by the competitors in such a way that it will contain a net area of the ground plan of 24 m² – 30 m². The available height is 3.20 m (from floor to ceiling in the bearing structure).
Access to the space is by an entrance. The space must be clearly delineated by perimeter walls in which, apart from the entrance, there is at least one aperture (door or window) to the exterior. The design of any open-air or outside area, roofed or otherwise, is not included in the objects of the competition.
The interior must include the three above-mentioned areas for preparation, consumption, and hygiene, appropriately designed on the criteria of the creative authenticity of the competitors.
The three awarded entries will be realised as exhibits. There will be no water supply nor drainage, therefore these areas are also not included in the objects of the competition.