Since 1973 the space hosted an industrial settlement, a papal ironworks, the biggest national 12.000mq warehouse in Umbria with a 200 lobour force. The property is taken over several times from 1997 to 2002 from Terni town hall and, thanks to a restoration and requalification campaign, it houses CAOS, Centro Arti Opificio SIRI since 2009.
The restoration of the ex chemical warehouse SIRI’s industrial spaces, renewed and redeveloped, is the exemplar case of the Italian industrial areas restoration in the urban environment overview. From chemical warehouse to warehouse of culture, it becomes the new creative city’s backbone, a necessity for the process of the contemporary time for the city of Terni.
Some external spaces still preserve their original shape such as the entrance boulevard, the main square surrounded by flats and some infrastructural details such as the generating station’s water plugs. All the other spaces are currently used for cultural activities and private residences. 5600mq of space for cultural development: CAOS is a production and fruition, open and flexible centre, made of collection exhibition spaces such as Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Aurelio De Felice and Museo Archeologico di Terni, an extended area dedicated to national and international temporary exhibitions, Theatre Sergio Secci, Arealab and Room Di.M. both dedicated to educational and creative workshops, residences ateliers and artistic productions, a specialised library, a video room and FAT(3), a café/restaurant eventful live till late at night.
Viale Campofregoso, 98
TUE 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
WED 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
THU 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
FRI 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
SAT 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00
SUN 10:00 - 13:00 / 16:00 - 19:00