WARKA KITCHEN

It is a common space for the community for food preparation (cooking) in a safer and controlled environment. It is also a social space for the villager to eat together.

CONTEXT

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The hygienic condition in the food preparation process it is essential for a healthy community, to avoid any food contamination. The kitchen space plays an important role in that, in the traditional pygmy society it is very basic, everything is placed on the ground, in the best case there is a roof protecting against the rain. Pounding manioc with pestle and mortar is a daily activity for the women while the mans are hunting in the forest.

DESIGN

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In the Warka Kitchen the preparation of food takes place in a hygienic and well-organized setting. Good rules of hygiene are taken into account in the design, building, and organization of the workplace to avoid potential hazards and to ensure food safety.