Maximize the experience of equality and inclusion for all community members
Our task is to develop a “soup kitchen” fitting into the urban fabric of either Portland or Barcelona. This project is intended to be built out of wood, fit with a 10’x10’x10’ space, and have a modular nature that will allow fast assembly and disassembly. The project should be able to be installed at different locations around each respective city. The construction must be durable enough to last a minimum of one year.
Food service projects like this affect not only the needy in the vicinity, but also the people living in the neighborhood. Placing a project like this in a public area also focuses visitors in on the issue of feeding the homeless, and therefore impacts the image of the city.
Rather than looking at this installation of a soup kitchen as a burden that perpetuates homelessness without provide solutions, I would like the soup kitchen to expose homelessness to a sheltered public, educate both users and visitors, and enhance the opportunities for people to move out of homelessness by having the “soup kitchen” function as a node of stimulation and opportunity.
A great starting point for simple line diagrams, Precedents in Architecture is available to read online through the U of O Library system