From the refurbishing of an old shop, Dadalìa becomes a venue in the historical center of Palermo, inside the Vucciria market.
The space is on the ground floor of a building from 1850, with a rectangular layout and three entrances on street level. The owner wanted to have a restaurant that would establish a dialogue with the outside world, featuring a visible kitchen and a welcoming, informal atmosphere for the enjoyment of local cuisine.
The architects of the Studio DiDeA Architetti Associati have responded by imagining a neutral space open to the life of the market, the protagonist of the neighborhood. The interior is clad in gray resin that continues on the floor, walls and ceilings, featuring barrel vaults discovered during the renovation and enhanced with the insertion of LED lighting fixtures.
The space is divided into two zones: one in the front, for customers, with a corner bar and tables, and one to the rear for the technical and service areas (kitchen, private restrooms, public restrooms), separated by a structure in Swedish pine and reinforced glass.
Photo: Studio DiDeA Architetti Associati