Habitat Unit

STO - Stiftung, since 2015
Prof. Dr. Philipp Misselwitz, Nina Pawlicki

Refugee City: KITCHEN-HUB

The KITCHEN-HUB is a place for refugees and local residents in Berlin Schöneberg. Here, refugees are not only welcome beneficiaries but become active in coproducing urban space and building a more inclusive and diverse city. People with refugee and non-refugee backgroung cook, eat, work and think together.

The KITCHEN-HUB was realized by Habitat Unit in a close collaboration with the NGO Über den Tellerrand, which has taken over its management. The design reflects our approach: it is a tool to support the agency of refugees as urban actors. A modular toolkit can flexibly address a multitude of use requirements including cooking classes run by refugees, workshops, discussion rounds or community meetings. 

KITCHEN-HUB was designed and built during a Summer School in 2015, building on the experiences and outcomes of the Design Studio Refugee City: Cooking with Refugees in Berlin.

The project is funded by STO - Stiftung.


Nina Pawlicki

Room A 608
T + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21947
F + 49 – 30 – 314 – 21907