DOMa, following ROOM18, launched the International Design Competition COOK8. COOK8 had as its subject the design of an interior dining space for 8 people, of an area of 24 - 30m2. The aim of the competition was 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 socialization. What was looked for was 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 competition gathered 280 entries, by 485 contributors, from 24 countries and the three awarded entries were realized on full scale (1:1), at the Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.