Cinema Impero Space
The project of Cinema Impero involves the urban recovery and upgrading of an area that includes a complex of buildings adjacent to what was once the Cinema Impero in the Roman district of Torpignattara. The historic buildings have been abandoned for the past 50 years and are destined to become a multifunctional space.
This is an area whose main view is on via dell’Acqua Bullicante, and which is between via Maggiolo to the south, via della Marranella to the west and via G.B. Riccioli to the north. The first project by Andrea Magnaghi Architecture was carried out adjacent to the 1930s facade of the cinema, in continuity through the formal references in the integration of the entrance canopy and in the motif of the roof.
The project on the former cinema hall, consisting of a gallery that was demolished and a stalls dug up to the foundation plinths, stitches up the fabric between the two fronts already built, with the proposal of a multifunctional space at the service of artistic and educational activities. The project foresees that at street level the private space and the public find their point of interchange.
The project develops a broad idea of urban regeneration: it includes a large covered square for various performances, multipurpose rooms and a hostel accommodation. All in order to implement the spaces already created in the redeveloped real estate portion overlooking via di Acqua Bullicante where there is an international acting school of primary importance in the educational-cultural sector.