Headquarter Public garden Location for events Ratanà restaurant

Foundation’s headquarter

A building born at the end of the 19th Century as a railway house, transformed during the 20th Century into a cinematographic ensemble and then into a laboratory of contemporary art, is today the headquarter of the Fondazione Riccardo Catella, which holds a 100% green energy certification and 0 CO2 emissions.

The restoration has returned to the community an example of industrial archeology: the development enhanced its external part while the historical structure has been safeguarded and integrated with some modern functionalities.

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green energy
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of public garden
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of public park
"Biblioteca degli Alberi"



The headquarter of Fondazione Riccardo Catella is surrounded by a 4.000 sqm public garden, the first lot of the park Biblioteca degli Alberi, designed by the Inside Outside | Petra Blaisse studio, opened to the public since the 1st of April 2017. Discover more about the garden.