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Movimiento Centrale - DIY

Type of project

Bike Cafè

Project

Movimiento Centrale


Location

Siracusa, Italy


Status

Built


Client

Private


Built up area

60mq

Web

www.movimentocentrale.net

Project team

External Reference Architects (Nacho Toribio, Carmelo Zappulla)


Collaboratos

Maria Laura Maiorana


Photographer

Alfonso Peralta

Movimentocentrale is a bike café located in Ortigia, the historic center of Syracuse, Sicily. Consisting of two areas, the bar and the bike workshop café is a place for bicycle lovers to meet for healthy refreshments. It is also an information hub for cycle tourists promoting bicycle friendly and sustainability-oriented initiatives.

Movimentocentrale is an example of a self-build project. A driving force in it´s development was that is had to be constructed entirely through DIY techniques, on a low budget and an even lower carbon footprint. All the details are the result of a collaborative design and fabrication process in which the owners actively participated. Therefore, the project is based on both spontaneous and structured research explorations.

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