Confucius Culinary Arts Institute
The Confucius Culinary Arts Institute aims to break the norm of the standard model of Confucius institutes that are generally rooted within already established educational systems of universities, colleges and schools. This is achieved through having a public focused programme of the building through a street food market and restaurant that celebrates the diverse range, of both forms and regions, of Chinese cuisine. The market aims to act as a catalyst, bringing vitality to this area of the harbour and forming as a node that extends the already vibrant bar and restaurant scene of the floating harbour. This will complement the educational programme of the institute that specialises in the Chinese Culinary arts, serving as a hub at many levels from producing qualified Chinese chefs to the enthusiasts that want to immerse themselves more into Chinese food culture.
As a whole the project aims to achieve the fundamental goal of Confucius institutes of promoting Chinese culture and learning but to the wider society rather than a focused audience, typically found within existing institutes.