The southern Iranian city of Shiraz is home to a restaurant completely made of salt. The following is the translation of a report filed by the Comprehensive Construction Portal on the one-of-a-kind two-story restaurant which is 150 square meters in area. The report features amazing images of the restaurant too:
Salt is an ionic compound with disinfecting properties. The choice of salt as the main construction material in this restaurant has been meant to promote the concept of green construction. Through diffusing cl2 and o2 ions, natural salt refines the air.
In light of the fact that natural salt mines and a salt lake are located near the site of the project in Shiraz, the only thing used in construction of the eatery has been salt in the form of powder, rock, and compact layers.
Inspired by salt caves, the developers of the restaurant have used salt in building all walls, seats, and counters. Coatings used in stairs, chairs and the handle of the entrance are made of molten aluminum.