Le Serre by ViVi
Le Serre Botanical Garden Restaurant is located in the park of Villa Blumensthill, in Rome. The historic property occupies about 3 hectares in the heart of Monte Mario and has preserved a bound arboreal heritage, rich in rare trees, from Libyan palms to sequoias. With access from the road, the ancient greenhouses were used for the collection of floral products grown on the farms of the property. When Andrea Magnaghi Architecture intervened, the greenhouses had not been used for many years. From the state of neglect they were in, they have been brought back to life and currently house a restaurant that offers the public a very suggestive environment.
The recovery operation was substantial from a material point of view, but wanted to preserve the magical atmosphere of the old greenhouses. The new buildings therefore had to preserve shape and proportions, while offering effective and modern performance. The firm used state-of-the-art systems and ecological technologies, from windows and glass with thermal break to glass with UV filter, passing through the low-consumption heating and cooling system.
Seamlessly with the architectural setting, the design of the greenhouses continued the concept of recovery and maintenance, with salvaged furnishings.