LIKE the Phoenix rising from the ashes, the landmark old Ramis leather factory in Inca is to be transformed into a thriving centre of social, ecological, and cultural innovation.
The aim is to create a work and creativity zone for culture and ecological development, while promoting an atmosphere where entrepreneurs can work together.
The current owner of the old leather factory, Joan Ramis, has promoted the recovery of the historic building to turn it into a factory of ideas and innovation, including workplaces, performance spaces and classrooms.
The old 1920s building has retained all the industrial structure of the Deco period and has been divided into different areas.
The first floor has been transformed into an open room of about 1,000 square meters which will host the new entrepreneurs and companies that want to work from there as of September.
Not least will be the pet project of Joan Ramis, which, after the in-depth study of the work of renowned Mallorcan naturalist Archduke Louis Salvador, intends to create a 300-square-metre forest in the central area of the factory, combining some five different ecosystems all created with native plants of Mallorca, which will be open to visits from schoolchildren and others.