The Filling Station

For London Festival of Architecture 2010, The Filling Station saw a temporary feast installed in a disused petrol station in central London for one night only.

Working alongside Nicola Read of the 815 Agency, the idea of the feast was informed by the area – Clerkenwell – and its long-standing relationship with food, from the sixteenth-century feasts of the Order of St John to modern day associations with Smithfield Market.

The feast was served from a custom made 10 metre-long table made from 420 polystyrene boxes (generously sponsored by the British Plastics Federation) with coloured acrylic tops.

Bompas and Parr supplied a spectacular ether-laced Techron Trifle and Chapel Down Wines provided the drinks, with oysters and stout from Hix Oyster and Chop House. Additional food was served from notable supplies from the local area, including: CaravanThe Modern PantrySt JohnBea’s of Bloomsbury and The Ginger Pig.

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