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Alison Hesketh

MA work

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King’s X Kitchen Culture

Cooking at home is ingrained in human nature. However, the individual purchase, transportation and storage of food consumes more energy than global food transportation. As the best connected transport hub in the UK, King’s Cross can become a new threshold between the global food network and the consumer.

A new typology – the public kitchen infrastructure – in the global food chain could reduce energy consumption and foster community.

Kings X Kitchen combines public kitchen spaces with the sale of food, a new centre for food growing and a new pocket of living space within the city centre.

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  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2010

  • ADS1: IN-FORMATION

    King’s X Kitchen Culture

    Cooking at home is ingrained in human nature. However, the individual purchase, transportation and storage of food consumes more energy than global food transportation. As the best connected transport hub in the UK, King’s Cross can become a new threshold between the global food network and the consumer.

    A new typology – the public kitchen infrastructure – in the global food chain could reduce energy consumption and foster community.

    Kings X Kitchen combines public kitchen spaces with the sale of food, a new centre for food growing and a new pocket of living space within the city centre.

  • Degrees

  • BA Hons, Architecture, University of Cambridge, 2007
  • Experience

  • Architectural assistant, Freelance, London, 2008/9; Architectural assistant, Wright & Wright Architects, London, 2007/8; Architectural assistant, Architects RMA, Bath, 2002-4; English teacher, OCEP, Hong Kong, China, 2006
  • Awards

  • First prize, Cambridge Architects Association Prize, 2006; Girton College Barbara Bodichon Scholarship, 2006