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20.11.2017 08.02.2018


Domés International Review of Architecture, following ROOM18, launches the International Design Competition COOK8. COOK8 has as its subject the design of an interior dining space for 8 people, of an area of 24 - 30m2. The space must include:

  • A preparation area (conservation, readying, preparation, cleaning, storage of foodstuffs and utensils)
  • A consumption area
  • A hygiene area (WC and washbasin, together or separate).

The aim of the competition is the formulation of new ideas on the design of a meeting-place for people on the occasion of the preparation and consumption of food as means of socialisation. What is looked for is the creative re-interpretation and overtaking of the usual approaches which are a function of the conventional building and management arrangements of catering premises (private or communal dining-room, club, commercial restaurant, café, cafeteria, snack-bar, fast food outlet, taverna, canteen, etc.).

The three awarded entries will be realised on full scale (1:1), at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.


The COOK8 International Design Competition attracted 280 submissions, by 485 contributors, from 24 countries. To view the results please click here.


Andreas Angelidakis
architect, artist
Zissis Kotionis
architect, professor
Georgios Panetsos
architect, professor
Nelly Marda
architect, professor


20.11.2017 Start of the Competition
11.12.2017 Clarificatory Questions Deadline
22.12.2017 Publication of Answers
31.12.2017 Early Bird Registration Deadline
08.02.2018 Standard Registration Deadline
08.02.2018 Submission Deadline
28.02.2018 Results Announcement


Taking part in the competition requires the payment of the appropriate fee.

20.11.2017 - 31.12.2017
Early Bird 40€
01.01.2018 - 08.02.2018
Standard 70€


In the context of the competition three equal cash prizes of 2,000€ will be awarded. Seven commendations will also be made on the proposal of the Jury. The three awarded entries will be realised in full scale (1: 1) at the Benaki Museum.

7 Honorary Mentions


Through the following link you can download the files required to take part in the competition.


17:30 - 20:30

On the occasion of the International Design Competition COOK8, a series of talks on the relationship between architecture and food took place. In particular, it was discussed how people are relating through food production and consumption. The subject was considered in the light of architecture, history, anthropology and art. To see the videos please click here (only in Greek).


  • Rituals: The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover VS the tea room
    Bouki Babalou, professor, Department of Architecture, National Techinal University of Athens
  • Foodart - Food in Art
    Marilena Cassimatis, art historian, Senior Curator, National Gallery, Athens
  • Hearth and home: The fricassee conspiracy
    Ilias Constantopoulos, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Patras
  • Souzy Tros and other stories
    Maria Papadimitriou, artist, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly
  • The food I do not know
    Ilias Papailiakis, artist
  • Tell me what you eat to tell you where you live
    Vassiliki Petridou, professor, Department of Architecture, University of Patras
  • The Japanese tea ceremony room
    Thanassis Zagorisios, adjunct professor, Department of Architecture, University of Patras


14.06.2018 31.07.2018

The COOK8 exhibition will include all the entries submitted in the competition. Also exhibited will be the three awarded entries realised in full scale (1:1).



The COOK8 publication will include selection of the entries in the light of the Jury’s evaluation, and evaluation notes on the competition by the members of the Jury.

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