2012 – 2014
Ragusa Ibla, Sicily
“A cafè-restaurant that reinterprets the elements of the past in a contemporary space”
IN THE HISTORIC CENTER OF RAGUSA IBLA, UNESCO HERITAGE SITES, A CAFÈ-RESTAURANT THAT REINTERPRETS THE ELEMENTS OF THE PAST IN A CONTEMPORARY SPACES
The MAD (Donnafugata’s Warehouses) is located in the premises of former warehouses Donnafugata attached to the palace in the historic center of Ragusa Ibla, a UNESCO site.
The main area consists of a large volume punctuated by a series of stone arches.
The MAD project involved the construction of a new skin in strips of black painted wood with integrated LED lighting that covers the roof and the walls.
The same material, the dark wood covers the floor.
The bar in the room facing the square is characterized by a unique environment where the protagonist is the former of the Baroque church of San Giuseppe (1700 Arch. Rosario Gagliardi).
On the opposite wall to old gate, is was located the open view kitchen, separated from the bar by a large window.
The bar counter, centrally located, is covered in raw sheet.
The same material covers the walls without seamless continuity. The use of natural materials, wood, glass, bare metal, concrete floor, giving a character the contemporary intervention, enhance add value to the large environment pre-existing historic gate.
Impresa di costruzione
Polis Immobiliare s.r.l.