Helen Berg // Offenbach

Breaking Bread

Exploring food as a basis for cultural integration, Breaking Bread imagines the expansion and redevelopment of Cavus Bakery within the pioneering Turkish community of Sandgasse: introducing cookery education, a Turkish bazaar, and food growing opportunities united by a thriving market square framed within a distinctive arched colonnade.

Emphasizing baking – and baked clay bricks – the community Dining Room is the heart of the project, displaying a “chimney within a chimney”. The inner chimney contains a wood-fuelled oven, whilst the outer corbelling “chimney” frames an arched dining arena around the open kitchen. Adaptable seating caters for varying cultural eating habits, uniting diverse nations through celebration of food.


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