Porto Urbano by Lamatilde

Porto Urbano is an city post-industrial meals & drink undertaking situated in Turin, Italy, designed in 2022 by Lamatilde.

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Lamatilde is the studio behind the idea and interiors of Porto Urbano, an unique meals & drink undertaking within the Murazzi space, probably the most iconic areas in Turin, Italy.

Constructed to dock and retailer boats alongside the Po’s proper financial institution, Murazzi had been a symbolic place for social life and sharing for Turin residents for a very long time. After being shut down for over ten years, Porto Urbano has led to the reopening of six of the eleven arched-ceiling storerooms as soon as destined to the historic Magazzini Devalle. In collaboration with EDIT Brewing – an necessary craft brewery within the metropolis – the undertaking will lastly give again to town a full of life area for meals, drinks and occasions – including an alfresco space proper on the riverbank of the Po.

Absolutely respecting the historic legacy and symbolic worth of the placement, Lamatilde opted for a conservative architectural undertaking in collaboration with the Superintendence, with trendy but important interiors striving to maintain areas’ id intact and to recuperate a few of the pre-existing components. On the identical time, the studio needed to cope with the intense proximity to the riverbank, imagining modern options and cell furnishings to face potential floods.

The results of the undertaking is the Murazzi space taking again its function as a landmark for social and cultural life within the metropolis, with a undertaking that respects the historic worth of the construction but introduces a extremely up to date, city and post-industrial model.

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The interiors of Porto Urbano develop in a single, 510-square-meter space, which if wanted might be divided to separate the bar from the area reserved for personal occasions, due to a system of cell partitions that fold to create a flexible and fluid construction.

In step with the undertaking’s post-industrial vibe, Lamatilde chosen supplies comparable to concrete for flooring and metallic for inside constructions. Moreover, programs – all utterly renewed – had been left uncovered.

Along with the uncovered brick and vaults of the unique construction, the undertaking was capable of preserve the imposing wood entrance doorways and mezzanines, which at the moment are reserved for workers operations and technical programs. The higher flooring now welcomes the kitchen: a call that’s doubly purposeful because it improves flows and repair, but additionally protects home equipment from potential floods.

The design of the counter, which is the fulcrum of the entire venue, echoes those designed by Lamatilde for EDIT Torino and EDIT Milano, reinforcing the reference to EDIT Brewing. Whereas the primary two had been made in pewter, the counter for Porto Urbano is product of concrete with total-black granite prime, outfitted with rails that permit for it to be simply moved to security in case of river floods.

To finish the interiors, lamatilde chosen furnishings items by S-CAB: armchairs and tall stools from the Kate assortment, and tables from the Summer time line. To additional stress the unique construction’s strains and shapes, the studio selected Flash lamps designed by Davide Groppi.

Images courtesy of Lamatilde

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– by Matt Watts