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Feltrinelli Bookstore in Repubblica Square In Florence

Project name: Bookstore and Restaurant Feltrinelli

Location: Repubblica square – Florence (Italy)

Year: 2014

 

The bookshop is fully inserted in the context of Piazza della Repubblica in the center of the historic center of Florence, whose rectangular shape (large about 75×100 mt) is among the largest in Italy. It is the most wellknown result of the era of “Restoration” when the city’s urbanization was redefined following the establishment of the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in Florence (1865-1871).

The bookshop (for a total of 800 square meters), which houses a restaurant, is built on three floors connected by a panoramic lift and a system of connections made up of galleries and metal staircases that create a total volume with higher heights Mt.10.

The design choice was to create a contemporary interior in contrast to the historical image of the square and the palace where the bookshop is located.

The materials used, especially iron and wood, want to give the idea of a “work in progress” that goes hand in hand with what is sold inside the shop, that is, books constantly updated.


Project name: Bookstore and Restaurant Feltrinelli

Location: Santa Maria Novella Raily Station – Florence (Italy)

Year: 2014

 The Feltrinelli Bookshop (for a total area of about 1,000 sqm) is inserted in the historical complex of the station of Santa Maria Novella in Florence (Italy) which represents in the panorama of the Italian stations one of the buildings of the first half of the 900 of the most important architectural, modern icon of Florentine architecture.

Among the rooms designed by the Tuscan Group are undoubtedly the premises of the bar and restaurant area (where the bookcase is now designed and realized) whose finishes, embellished with precious mural paintings (Ottonne Rosai and Mario Romo), prominent testimonies of the vernacular school “post-futurist” Tuscany, realise in full the Italian rationalist style.

The commercial activity is that of a bookshop with an ancillary activity, the catering activity.

In relation to the furnishing, in full respect of the qualitative characteristics of the environments subject to intervention, there was the insertion of movable and fixed elements that protected the historical elements of value; for example, in the presence of the painting of the Romoli, was restored the original base cabinet and, in order to avoid possible tampering with the work by the users, was carried out the realization of a perimeter cordoning in respect to the work itself.


Project name: Bookstore and Restaurant Feltrinelli

Location: Repubblica square – Florence (Italy)

Year: 2014

 

The bookshop is fully inserted in the context of Piazza della Repubblica in the center of the historic center of Florence, whose rectangular shape (large about 75×100 mt) is among the largest in Italy. It is the most wellknown result of the era of “Restoration” when the city’s urbanization was redefined following the establishment of the capital of the Kingdom of Italy in Florence (1865-1871).

The bookshop (for a total of 800 square meters), which houses a restaurant, is built on three floors connected by a panoramic lift and a system of connections made up of galleries and metal staircases that create a total volume with higher heights Mt.10.

The design choice was to create a contemporary interior in contrast to the historical image of the square and the palace where the bookshop is located.

The materials used, especially iron and wood, want to give the idea of a “work in progress” that goes hand in hand with what is sold inside the shop, that is, books constantly updated.


Project name: Bookstore and Restaurant Feltrinelli

Location: Santa Maria Novella Raily Station – Florence (Italy)

Year: 2014

 

The Feltrinelli Bookshop (for a total area of about 1,000 sqm) is inserted in the historical complex of the station of Santa Maria Novella in Florence (Italy) which represents in the panorama of the Italian stations one of the buildings of the first half of the 900 of the most important architectural, modern icon of Florentine architecture.

Among the rooms designed by the Tuscan Group are undoubtedly the premises of the bar and restaurant area (where the bookcase is now designed and realized) whose finishes, embellished with precious mural paintings (Ottonne Rosai and Mario Romo), prominent testimonies of the vernacular school “post-futurist” Tuscany, realise in full the Italian rationalist style.

The commercial activity is that of a bookshop with an ancillary activity, the catering activity.

In relation to the furnishing, in full respect of the qualitative characteristics of the environments subject to intervention, there was the insertion of movable and fixed elements that protected the historical elements of value; for example, in the presence of the painting of the Romoli, was restored the original base cabinet and, in order to avoid possible tampering with the work by the users, was carried out the realization of a perimeter cordoning in respect to the work itself.


Project name: Restaurant Fratelli Cuore

Location: Santa Maria Novella Raily Station – Florence (Italy)

Year: 2015

 

The restaurant is part of the historical complex of Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence (Italy), which represents in the panorama of Italian stations one of the buildings of the first half of the nineteenth century, of the most important architectural, modern icon of Florentine architecture.

The restaurant designed replaces the former bus ticket inside the Santa Maria Novella Station by reclaiming discarded premises. It is a project that offers ample opportunities for the conservation and enhancement of spaces of recognized architectural value within the SMN Station.

The furnishing (the restaurant is built for about 360 square meters) is completely organic and respectful of the architectural, material and formal features of the original plant, witnessed in its interior by large glass surfaces, travertine wall coverings, flooring in dark green marble moldings, false ceiling skylights, wide open spaces, all the result of functionalism that has removed any remaining trace of decorativism to point to modernity through the reduction to the essential of spaces, creating a close connection between form and function , making extensive use of geometry as an archetypal sign with which to draw lines, angles and neat volumes.


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