PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationParis, France, Metropolitan
Lead ArchitectJerome LE GALL
Design TeamGodefroy SAINT GEORGES

The major training centre of 5 000 m², dedicated to the transmission and promotion of French gastronomic expertise, is located in the outlying district of Meudon-la-Forêt on the edge of the forest.The building is inspired by the presence of nature. The building mass is subdivided into 4 separate entities representing the four elements of earth, water, fire, and air, with a strong physical and metaphorical link to the act of eating, which are reunited around a central space, the fifth element or ‘void’. The internal street, evoking with its lively ambiance the famous Parisian covered passage.