Built to dock and store boats along the Po’s right bank, Murazzi have became a symbol of social life and sharing for many generations, and are now one of the most iconic places in Turin.
After ten years, the Porto Urbano project in collaboration with EDIT Brewing is reopening six of the eleven arched-ceiling storerooms once destined to the historical Magazzini Devalle, and adding an alfresco area along the riverbank. Finally, this space can go back to offering events, food and drink to the city, for everyone to enjoy social life and culture.
In order to preserve the venue’s identity, an essential and contemporary renovation was designed in collaboration with the Superintendence, recovering pre-existing elements such as the entrance doors.
The counter where EDIT craft beer is served, made in concrete with total-black granite top, is equipped with rails that allow for it to be easily moved to safety in case of river floods.
For the same reason, the kitchen was set up on the upper floor to protect appliances from any water damage.
The events area is separated from the bar with a system of mobile, folding partitions that can easily divide the space.
In addition to the concrete floors, all new systems were installed – and left exposed for a traditional industrial look.
The original mezzanines were maintained and reserved for staff operations and technical systems, improving flow management and service.
February 2022 – May 2022
500 square metres
ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR DESIGN
Giuglardo & Turrini Ingegneri Associati
Easy New Media
Roma Impianti (iron)
Sar & co. (wood)
G.C. Claudio Girzelli (fabrics)
Sommo Fratelli (stones)
Casa delle lampadine