A new way to think about social innovation
Freedom to undertake … and to build
Food & CookLab is an adventure from the start. And it starts like this: a smart place held together by food activities and social and environnemental values . For us, “smart” means efficient! Designed for economic energy use. We also reuse materials so that the lab reflect its environment.
The environment is our home. We seek harmony and synergy! In the valley, we are in the heart of ecological designs, the ancient Polynesians used resources in an intelligent way, designed beautiful and functional homes and we seek to reflect that.
Our Lab is comprised of two separate workspaces with different functions and obligations. They are hyper functional spaces and as economical as possible. We also of course abide by all of the health and safety regulations. For all these reasons, build rather than renovate! Start from scratch! Observe, define, choose and realize or rather observe very well, define very fine, and check well before making it! The walls won’t move easily when they’re done ….
No land, no building
The keystone : the search for a land. Geographical situation, location, surface, topography, close environment, constraints and mode of acquisition, lease etc.
A long research time, but as the notion of time is relative, it is exactly the time it takes the project to strengthen!
For Food & CookLab, the moment is perfect, a partner, a commercial lease and common values. Alignment of the stars …
While the project is refined: plans and figures are coming. First is to discuss the project then see the financial partners and finally to build!
The architectural vision
Because of the challenge, we opted for the support of an architect.
For technical reasons, the application forms for a building permit is a tedious job even more for a food project. Not to mention the cost of materials etc.
The important numbers
1 year of field research
126 000 xpf for writing and registrate a commercial lease
500 000 xpf architectural services application for a permit for a professional project
- Reflect, define the needs of the place
- Find the ideal place
- Check the financing capacities of the project
- Surround yourself with the necessary skills, tools and people