The presentation of a plate is as important as its taste. By analyzing the sun angles during the different class sessions in the last day of the academic year, the building allows the perfect beam of light to cut through the perforated metal skin and slightly wash the final project of the culinary students. The same way every critique room has its own enlightenment moment, many spaces throughout the building have similar conditions. In the restaurant, an army of 36 skylights catch the northern light and make the dining-in experience more pleasant.
In the higher levels of the building, a series of lounges, computer labs, practice kitchens and study areas allow students to live and study smoothly. Many of these spaces look into the atrium and the vertical circulation. The light chimneys This enlightenment connection of frosted glass which creates evenly distributed light all around them, these chimneys feed many of the spaces with natural light all throughout the day.
- To increase the sense of community in the area, the building has a restaurant in the first level open to everyone.
- The landscape around the building, allows people from SCAD and Atlanta to transit around the building.
- An auditorium in the first level of the building, allows for multiple presentations open to the public.
Presentation of the culinary arts:
- The lighting of the building was design for the presentation of the dishes.
- In the restaurant, windows located at the level of the hands, allows the customers to see their plates being made.
- All classrooms are equipped with everything to allows student to have a good learning experience.
Physical ContextSCADTaste is a conceptual project for the Savannah College of Art and Design. This facility will house a new culinary branch for the school, providing a space for the students and the community of Atlanta. The plan (sited in Midtown Atlanta right besides SCAD Atlanta and the Peach-tree Christian Church) includes a residential tower, a higher education facility, and a restaurant.