This project discusses how we treat ourselves today, by talking about candy and what it can add to our lives. It’s about allowing ourselves to treat ourselves, and not see candy as just a piece of sugar, but also as something that is healthy for our minds, as it becomes a break in the day and our daily routines.
In addition, the project seeks to discuss how it would be to bring production back to the city, and what this can add to the life of the city. This links back to the concept of treating yourself, and the connection the consumer has to the products today, when a lot of the production has moved out of the city.
The project is a small-scale candy factory in the centre of Oslo, situated on a pedestrian street, where people walk every day to work, to school, to shops, and to other parts of town. The factory is a place where people find distraction and can escape from the everyday life, by becoming drawn into a world of play and fascination. The building itself becomes a treat, by producing candy as well as creating a framework for vertical public space within the city.