Throughout history the oven was a cornerstone of village life - the place where families gathered, news was shared, politics debated, and community was built. Hello Pizza is a project that wants to re-discover this important typology while transforming it with new shared functions. The project aims to create community through the process of cooking.

Found at the center of our courtyard is the oven, surrounded by a modular table where all of the processes of making pizza become shared moments – growing herbs and ingredients, preparation of the dough, baking, eating, and cleaning, including compost and other sustainable circular systems. Through the layered assembly of both construction elements and acquired ingredients, grows the pizza kitchen in complexity and variety – expressing the multiple backgrounds and tastes of those coming together to eat, drink, and celebrate.

for Hello Wood International Festival, Hungary, 2017.
A project of Space Saloon
in collaboration with
Zsófia Szonja Illés.

Students: Yeon-Kyu Lee, Emma Henderson, Caroline Moinel,Hannah Sheerin, Jimmy Lei, Wendy Leung, Cezar Moldovan, Guiseppe Ferrigno, Mathias Gommier, Cristiano Gerardi, Amy Grounsell, Hanna Rudner