Plató restaurant by FFWD



Laia Guardiola and David Benito of FFWD architects have designed the ever-changing interior of the Plató reataurant in Barcelona.


Hanging panels can be moved around to alter the layout in the dining area, while the lighting system in the bar continuously changes colour.


This allows the restaurant to change its configuration every day.


Here's some information from FFWD:


The restaurant's main space is conceived as a polivalent area that can be easily adapted to different uses and situations. The dining room becomes a set where the main characters are the fellow guests. Table arrangements and lighting can be modified to create the right atmosphere depending on different needs.


A never-ending platform is built to define the dining area. Four three-dimensional structures divide the space transversely, housing the technical installations of the room. Hanging from these structures, eight semitransparent mobile panels can be freely moved to achieve different set ups for the room, creating different areas and atmospheres. The result is a dynamic, ever-changing space that will surprise you at every new visit.


Next to the street we find the bar area: a space in constant change and always in motion. Set around a central bar that organizes and rules the space, it offers us different ways to enjoy an informal meal; just standing or comfortably seated. A huge light wall supported with a variable colour light system goes along with the bar, generating different colour atmospheres and reinforcing the ever-changing effect.


Project: Plató restaurant
Site: Gran Via C.C. 408, 08015 Barcelona
Architects: FFWD (Laia Guardiola & David Benito)
Photographer: Robert Justamante

Posted on Friday May 2nd 2008 at 4:04 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Adrian

    Really cozy… One glass of moloko please !

  • Yuck.

  • Monk


  • The chairs are nice.
    Is it in a hospital?
    The maternity ward can’t be too far off.

  • xearo

    that is quite amazingly underwhelming

  • jed

    it looks like a stage set. i do like the bar area though.

  • jt

    lame. youre fired.

  • J

    @ Rem Koolhaas: That’s a very clear vision you’re sharing with us.

  • Theo


    Although it does look quite like an installation.

  • someone

    This is terrible. I don’t see a concept, looks cheap and incredibly boring…

  • tom

    i like the concept of flexibility, moving around, arrange the space in regards to its needs… but the outcome is far too impersonal. aesthetically, very uncomfortable. it looks unfinished.

  • feld

    there is no feelingor atmosphere, its cold

  • Minh

    it’s look like a restaurant for robot

  • are there any soft materials? Why does the canteen at my work look better? Is this a cafeteria? For experimental allergic-to-everything humans? too stark and rigid. I don’t think I get it at all.. Sorry..

  • edward

    Cheesy. And I expect the staff to stop rearranging the space after 2 1/2 weeks.
    The good news is that they can afford to junk the works and try another approach when that one fails. Sorry to be negative but I can’t find anything to like. Now if they offer dynomite fud for low pestas…all bets are off.