This wild Brussels restaurant is topped with a slithering tank of eels

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

This tiny restaurant in Brussels is topped with an aquaponic farm that grows eels! Leopold Banchini Architects designed the unique space where clients literally eat under the fish tank. The Aquaponic Eel bar, located at the Recyclart Gallery in Brussels, is an experimental fishery that produces both the meet and the herbs necessary to cook the famous Belgium dish Paling in ‘t groen.

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

The Aquaponic Eel bar was inspired by the mysterious reproductive cycle of the European Eel, which transforms several times during its lifetime. Although the eel has become the primary ingredient in a famous Belgian dish, this animal has been notoriously hard to breed in captivity.

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

Related: IKEA’s Space10 is working on on-site hydroponic farms for restaurants

The eels above produce excretions that serve as nutrients for the plants, while the plants filter the water for the fish. The entire food production cycle happens in and around the metal structure, providing visitors with an unforgettable dining experience.

+ Leopold Banchini Architects

+ Café Recylart

Photos by Dylan Perrenoud

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

Aquaponic Eel bar, Recyclart Gallery, aquaponics, Brussels, Leopold Banchini Architects, Belgium, food production, green design

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