This student project features a Eurasian lifestyle-themed community kitchen in Singapore.
The Rameh Fugang means the ‘Gathering Kitchen’ in the Kristang language. The kitchen offers a space for families, Eurasian Families especially, to cook meals together. Children participate in the process with their parents—an indirect way of passing on culture to the next generation in the context of food. It also provides the experience of a typical afternoon for Eurasians and a platform for families to socialise.
The community kitchen will be located at the Sam @8Q building in Bras Basah, between Waterloo Street and Queen Street, which was a part of the first Eurasian Enclave in Singapore. The Sam @8Q building, which was formerly the primary school wing of the Catholic High School, is currently home to changing contemporary art exhibitions, including a popular annual children’s art exhibition. As a result, families would already be familiar with the site and area.
Student Name: Kirana Ariana Gunawan
School: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Singapore
Programme: Diploma in Design (Interior and Exhibition)
Supervisor/Instructor: Sabrina Long (Dean, School of Art & Design)
Project Name: The Rameh Fugang
Project Year: 2018
Location: SAM @8Q, 8 Queen St, Singapore
Gross Floor Area: 886 square metres
Building Height: 2 storeys