architecture : urban : visual culture

Gourmet Street food pavilon in Berlin

There was an international design competition held by [AC-CA] where the architects had to plan a Gourmet Street Food pavilon in the colourful european city: Berlin. Huba Ferenczi, Dániel Pataki, Ivett Redenczki and Dániel Silló created a mobile and universal food cabin and with this plan, they won the first prize. 


The suggested location, the public square of the Berliner Fernsehturm, is visually defined by the shapes of the tower’s legs. Any structure placed on this square would be impacted and diminished by the impression of the dominating monument. Alexanderplatz was chosen as primary location of our design, since it hosts several markets and festivals all year around.


The priority during the design process was to create a mobile and universal food cabin with sustainable solutions, reflecting high quality architecture and design.


The closed food stand has a compact form that makes it easily transportable. Its size was created in order to fit three of them comfortably in one trailer truck.


The aim was to create a food stand that is universal in its function and in its organization. Various types of gourmet and regular street food can be prepared and an endless possibility of arrangement can be organized relating to each specific location. This multifunctional street food diner reflects Berlin’s cultural and architectural diversity.


A major aspect was to make a compact and simple structure that can open up and stay unified. Yet stable, still the changing angles create a sense of motion, giving a lively expression.


Solar panels are situated on the roof areas to support energy consumption for lighting at nighttime and for heating cleaned rainwater, that is collected in tanks. In each mobile frame, an electric charging station is integrated powered by solar energy. To create a bright interior in the service area in order to use less artificial light and natural ventilation was an important aspect during the formal development of the cabin.



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