Do you know what an open source restaurant is? Located in Barcelona’s Poblenou’s 22@ neighborhood, Leka is the first of its kind – perhaps in the world. You can download the designs, the menu’s recipes, nutritional advice and even the staff outfits.
The whole concept, design and local production process was a collaborative effort lead by Miguel Guerrero, and is the first example of a Fab City project on a local scale. The ceiling design was inspired by origami.
“Fab City is a new urban model of transforming and shaping cities that shifts how they source and use materials, food and energy,” director Tomás Diez tells us. “More production occurs inside the city, along with recycling materials and meeting local needs through local inventiveness. A city’s imports and exports would mostly be found in the form of data – information, knowledge, design and code.”
Check out all the Leka elements here.
Leka is involved with Fab Lab Barcelona. Over the last decade, the centre has helped people around the world to locally conceptualise, design, develop and fabricate, with a focus on truly world-changing open and accessible technologies.
Leka was mapped by Tomás Diez in his AtlasChart Top 9. Check out these other projects that have come out of Fab Lab Barcelona: 10 projects that change everything. Read what happened when our Editor Lisa Goldapple visited their Green Fab Lab, Barcelona’s underground fabrication laboratory.