Davide Cenci Jr. Store

After twenty years, in the center of Rome, the children's department of the historic clothing brand Davide Cenci has reopened. The project by Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners combines minimalist forms with ancient Roman capitals and columns to host, in a very playful environment, a children's clothing store.

Since 1926, Davide Cenci has been a leading reference for clothing in Rome, Italy. A branch for children reopens separately from the main store on via Campo Marzio. The new store Davide Cenci Junior, designed by the architecture studio of Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners, is located in the square where once in ancient times the Temple of Mars used to stand. In homage to the past, a lone Ionic column remains at the entrance, whilst within the store are scattered a series of ruins. The past and the future find true symbiosis in a unique design intended to engage a child's imagination.


PROJECT CREDITS AND INFORMATION

architectural design and furnishings:
Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners (Massimo Alvisi, Junko Kirimoto, Alessandra Spiezia, Arabella Rocca)

client
Davide Cenci e figli s.r.l.

mechanical, electrical and special systems
Eng. Mario Semproni

structures
Eng. Enrico Petralia

safety coordinator during construction
Eng. Bernardo Gioberti

construction, structure and facilities
Baglioni s.r.l.

furniture
Picalarga s.r.l.

lighting
Zumbotel

project schedule
end of construction: September 2012


Photography
Anna Galante

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