CHACUN SON CINÉMA
12 SUITES 12 MOVIE 12 DIRECTOR
[…] “Perhaps the only difference between me and other people is that I’ve always demanded
more from the sunset. More spectacular colors when the sun hit the horizon. That’s perhaps
my only sin.”[…]
“The Metropolitan” is a 5-floor building in the heart of Ancona’s centre. Its urbanistic affair is quite troubled and was worn to shreds in the years with a never-ending dispute between the municipality and private owners. The Metropolitan was a prestigious movie theatre and lived its roaring years until the early 90ties when the cinema closed down. This sad fact was the beginning of a comedy-drama that involved a series of ownership in a weird ballet of permission and property passage. After twenty years of immobility, the sides found agreement and, the five floors new ownership with an accurate scheme: first-floor commercial, second and third-floor office, fourth-floor hospitality, fifth-floor residential. Our client entrusted us with the design of the 4th floor. The project provided for 12 suite, different in dimension and so also in class (luxury, deluxe and supreme) with kitchen, living room and at least two sleeping places an additional bed. All the suites were supposed to have a common thread. We decided to be inspired by the “Genius loci” of the site. So we designed the space of 12 suites with custom furniture, one different from the others and dedicated to 12 movies and 12 directors. Colours, wallpapers and any single detail of the room are selected tacking in mind the style of a precise film or a particular director. The restyling of the hallway and the entrance is a real “homage” to ex Metropolitan cinéma.
LOCATION: ANCONA (AN), IT