Foldable Kitchen!

Ayca M. Aydin

The portable community kitchen design proposal was produced to be used by the asylum seekers in London. After analysing the needs critically, a foldable and flexible solution was developed to allow many different arrangement possibilities in order to help ensure the design meets users’ needs as well as encourages them to participate.  

Main design approaches were:

· Creating a foldable and modular unit which is multifunctional

· Providing a flexible design solution that allows various arrangement possibilities with one single unit and multiple leg and shelf options, and can be used both indoors and outdoors

· Establishing a design element which is easy to carry, easy to assemble, easy to disassemble and occupies minimum space

· Developing a design which allows participationempowerment, a space of opportunity and socializing