Confucius Institute and Gastronomic Centre
Confucian philosophy is deeply reflected in Chinese food culture. Combining a Confucius institute with a gastronomic centre in Bristol creates a great way to celebrate this while bringing people together through the common love for food. The site will give visitors the opportunity to experience a journey with food. This begins with the small city farm where people can engage in the process of growing food, the food market hall then gives visitors the opportunity to buy good quality local food products, cooking classes are available to teach visitors what can be made from those foods, and finally a restaurant is on-site to provide visitors with a great dining experience.
The building itself is designed around a large Chinese garden that leads down to the waterfront inspiring a new green space. The biophilic design ties together with Confucian philosophy to create a healthy community space for all people to enjoy while simultaneously promoting Chinese culture.