Courtesy: Andrea Martiradonna

The CUBE, a mobile restaurant and event space, has graced landmarks in Brussels and Milan. Now it's headed to England in time for the Games.

Launched in the spring of 2011, The CUBE is now a well-worn traveler, moving from Brussels to Milan and now both Stockholm and London – just in time for this summer’s Olympic Games and accompanying festivities. Designed by architects Park Associati for electronics company Electrolux, the project was conceived as a mobile restaurant and event space that would simply "pop-up," as it were, at "unexpected and dramatic locations throughout Europe."

The 140 square-meter volume can accommodate up to 18 guests, who gorge on specially crafted meals prepared by an alternating roster of top international chefs. A 50 square-meter terrace extends beyond the dining space, with plenty of room for the flatulent guests to frolic and take in the impressive views unfolding in all directions ahead of them.

Now a year into operation, The CUBE has graced several landmark buildings, parasitically perched on the Cinquantenaire Arch in Brussels or opposite from the Duomo in Milan. At present, the jagged, lightweight structure projects just beyond the roof line of London’s Royal Festival Hall, where it will remain through the end of September.

All photos courtesy of Andrea Martiradonna

On the roof of the Royal Festival Hall, London, June 1-September 30, 2012






First stop: straddling the Cinquantenaire Arch, Brussels, April 2011




This post originally appeared on Architizer, an Atlantic partner site.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. An aerial photo of downtown Miami.
    Life

    The Fastest-Growing U.S. Cities Aren’t What You Think

    Looking at the population and job growth of large cities proper, rather than their metro areas, uncovers some surprises.

  2. a photo of a BYD-built electric bus.
    Transportation

    A Car-Centric City Makes a Bid for a Better Bus System

    Indianapolis is set to unveil a potentially transformative all-electric bus rapid transit line, along with a host of major public transportation upgrades.

  3. Transportation

    When a Transit Agency Becomes a Suburban Developer

    The largest transit agency in the U.S. is building a mixed-use development next to a commuter rail station north of Manhattan.

  4. a photo of a tiny house in Oregon
    Design

    How Amazon Could Transform the Tiny House Movement

    Could the e-commerce giant help turn small-home living from a niche fad into a national housing solution?

  5. a photo of a woman on an electric scooter
    Design

    A Bad New Argument Against Scooters: Historic Inappropriateness

    The argument over whether electric scooters belong in Old Town Alexandria reflects an age-old rationalization against change.

×