The Technical Chef College is located in Utsunomiya, Japan. It was designed and recently finished by Tokyo-based practice Emmanuelle Moureaux. It’s a part of the Gakuin Colleges of the northern Kanto region. The college was designed as a space to form chefs and to offer a new perspective on the culinary art. It does that by using another one of our senses.
The college uses color as a main feature and it stimulates this way all the other senses. The building has several levels and it has a very well organized interior. It was divided into four colors. Each color has five different shades. At the entrance you can visualize the entire spectrum used throughout the college and see exactly how the colors have been distributed. It’s a very simple and innovative concept.
The yellow level has the pineapple as a symbol and it contains the educational areas of the college such as the classrooms and the teachers’ offices. The pink areas are reminiscent of the strawberry shortcake and they include the cake and bread-baking laboratories. Green immediately reminds us of mint. These spaces include the general cooking labs. The blue areas are café spaces. The ground level of the college is a mixture of colors. It has multicolored furniture pieces and it’s a combination of all types of areas presented above. The interior design is visually stimulating, dynamic and the analogies are logical and easy to remember.