Coop Library Ambasciatori
Renovation of the ex “Cinema Ambasciatori”
The building, object of renovation, dating back to the second half of the nineteenth century, was destined to a covered market for a total area of 1.491 sqm on three floors, in the historic center of Bologna.
The inside of the building, completely in facing brick, preserves architectural traces of various centuries (XIV, XVIII and XIX), including the facade of the ancient church of S. Matteo degli Accarisi which in 1877 was transformed to realize the market and that the renovation project has integrated in a modern key.
The roof is characterized by a central portion consisting of the opening of a large original skylight, through which there is an unusual view of the historic buildings that characterize the center of Bologna.
An escalator has also been created to serve the first and second floors and a new basement, extended under the entire floor plan of the building, used for services for commercial activity; here is also placed the thermal power station, accessible directly from the road.
The renovation is aimed at the establishment of Librerie Coop and EATALY, an innovative project that offers food, books and spaces for socializing and culture.