Chattanooga Culinary Institute

CompanySavannah College of Art and Design
ClientBim Sueb-Ai
DesignerBim Pulnupon Sueb-Ai
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Chattanooga Culinary Institute (CCI) is a culinary institute and restaurant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. CCI will be the sharing passage where students and the public interact and communicate through “new south cuisine.” The objective is to design a Culinary Institution with restaurant that will define the “New South” culture focused on tradition and innovation of southern cuisine. Program includes: teaching kitchen, classrooms, multi-purpose space, administration offices, food storage, industrial kitchen, restaurant, student apartments, and greenhouse.  This site presents us with some challenges and opportunities. The site is split into 3 landing points due to the service road to allow access to the adjacent apartment complex. The approach to solve the critical disconnection between the building plans and design is to gradually raise platforms and paths to correspond to the steep slope and at the same time provide a proper clearance for service trucks and everyday traffic.