Eco Bar / Giuseppe Gurrieri

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  • Architects: Giuseppe Gurrieri
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Filippo Poli
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  AQUAPANEL, Knauf
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Text description provided by the architects. The project involves the reuse of the ticket o ce of the adjacent multisport facility, abandoned since years and its reconversion into a co ee-bistro. The property, owned by the municipality, has been the subject of a call for tenders for the award to private investors, with the aim not only of renovating a run-down but mainly to combine the private’s wishes and aspirations with the public needs.

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The main goal is to recover the building and simultaneously to improve the quality of the surrounding built-up area in a highly critical neighbourhood. The project, in compliance with the current regulations and in respect of the budget, involves the realization of an outer skin made of low-cost and reused materials (Aquapanel® panels and carpentry wooden slats) that reshapes the building. The openings on the side façades (that look south on to the sports arena and north on to the under-construction building cooperatives) are shielded by the new lter; two large windows, the one on the entrance and the other one aligned on the opposite face, open up a view on the urban landscape.

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On the north façade, a part of the casing is designed to be even- tually overturned creating outdoor tables.The building envelope serves also as a ventilated and shields the technical systems but also creates a perimeter cavity that works as a storage. Inside, a wall enamelled with a green polyurethane resin separates the work area from the customers’ area. Beams and pillars are left in fair-faced concrete and the oor is made of industrial concrete screed smoothened and treated with a transparent resin. The bar counter, as a full block, is made of iron sheets and the furniture recall vintage retro styles.

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Address:97100 Ragusa RG, Italy

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Cite: "Eco Bar / Giuseppe Gurrieri " 15 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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