Officine Grandi Riparazioni – Turin, Italy

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Location : Corso Castelfidardo, 22 10128 – Torino

Designer : Studio Boffa Petrone & Partners

For over a hundred years the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni, an imposing late XIX century industrial complex drove the town’s growth. Abandonment and dereliction ensuing the early 1990s closure, led to their planned demolition, luckily averted. In 2013 Fondazione CRT purchased the 20,000 sq.m. H-shaped building, the offices and the yards and, through Società OGR-CRT, their redevelopment began.

Hi-tech solutions, environmental sustainability, historical preservation, versatility of spaces and accessibility for all: these were the specifications behind the radical refurbishment and conversion of the OGR: from former train repairs Workshops to new Workshops for contemporary culture, innovation and business acceleration, with a marked international stance.

In what used to be the transept, ideal connection between the two wings of the OGR, now you will find Snodo, a unique taste experience in town. The main characters in this food area are Settesusette chairs designerd by BrogliatoTraverso. The version with wooden black stained frame and black or almond plastics bring out the soft and industrial taste of the entire location.

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