We redesigned St Cuthbert’s community hall to become a functional and beautiful home for Refettorio Felix, a new community kitchen, dining hall and drop-in centre where healthy meals are provided for those living in socially vulnerable conditions. The interior is a warm and welcoming space to bring the community together. We used design to restore a sense of dignity. The project was conceived by Food for Soul, a non-profit organisation founded by Massimo Bottura to fight food waste in support of social inclusion – all meals are made using surplus supermarket stock.
Photography by Tom Mannion