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Merrett Houmøller Architects's Pop-Up Pavilion is for Refugees

 - Feb 26, 2018
References: merretthoumoller & dezeen
The pop-up kitchen by Merrett Houmøller Architects in London is not only colorful and whimsical, but is also a dining facility, supported by the British Red Cross and meant to assist refugees and asylum seekers. As practice co-founder Peter Merrett describes, this is a proactive way of gaining the "opportunity [...] to engage with the [social] crisis in a direct and tangible way."

Dubbed the 'Befriending Kitchen,' the project is meant to bring together young people and allow them to share a meal and connect. Previously, the program's home was said to occupy "an uninspiring office." However, Merrett Houmøller Architects' design allows for the pop-up kitchen to be mobile and expand its reach in the city. In the meantime, the bright pink, yellow and blue colors foster a creatively-driven and positive atmosphere.

Photo Credits: Francis Ware