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Portable Pop-Up Restaurant to Be Plopped on Top of European Landmarks

[Photos: Park Associati]

Here are renderings of "The Cube," a portable pop-up restaurant created by the Milan-based architectural design studio Park Associati and commissioned by the appliance maker Electrolux. The restaurant, featuring a laser-cut aluminum skin, was "conceived to be placed in unexpected and dramatic European locations" and will offer lunch and dinner for eighteen guests at a time.

Its first stop? Apparently it's headed to Brussels, destined to be placed on top of the Parc du Cinquantenaire (see the photos above). It'll be open from March 25 through July 3.

The Belgian Michelin-starred chefs Sang Hoon Degeimbre ( L’Air Du Temps, Noville-sur-Mehaigne) and Bart de Pooter (De Pastorale, Reet) have been commissioned to prepare the meals and will alternate dates. And yes, you can get still get reservations — there are still a few spots left! Lunch is 150 Euros ($207) and dinner is 200 Euros ($277) per person.

One of the renderings also imagines it on top of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana in Rome and at the edge of a canyon. Also awesome: one of the illustrations envisions the need for a helicopter to deliver the restaurant to its intended location.

Park Associati's website says that the total floor area of the Cube is 140 sqm (1500 sq ft) and it even includes a 50 sqm terrace (500 sq ft). The dining room features a single large table that "can be made to disappear by raising it up to the ceiling to form a lounge area for use after eating."

According to Frame Mag, the Cube will be traveling to Italy, Russia, Switzerland, and Sweden next.

· The Cube [Official Site]
· Park Associati [Official site via Frame Mag]
· All Pop-Up Coverage on Eater [-E-]