The place was originally a distillery,before becoming a butchers’ cooperative, and had been taken over by themunicipal authorities, which had turned it into an exhibition area for youngartists and a place for drama performances. When the venue ceased to meet thesafety standards in force, it was closed to the public – for a decade.
The substantial rehabilitation projectdeals with the building in two ways: the emblematic site in the heart of thehistoric centre of the town has been given a new lease of life, while itsheritage and architectural integrity have been preserved.
This new art centre and covered market isset within an exemplary built context, comprising strips of land and remarkableexamples of vernacular architecture. While affirming its contemporarydimension, it highlights the constructional and aesthetic qualities of theexisting buildings on the site. In doing so, it returns to a process that hascharacterised the formation of our built heritage - stratification.
▽底部空间为市场，二层为艺术展览空间/ The bottom space is the market, and thesecond floor is the art exhibition space
The shelteredsummer bar really extends the exhibition area outdoors. This generousarrangement confers institutional status on the cultural centre, which isintended above all to serve as a place where all can gather and talk.
On the inside, the architecture andscenography are used to promote spatial polyvalence by proposing efficientinternal functioning and modulable light. Here, the exhibition area attains ituniversal ideal, becoming a single space with multiple uses.