Tobacco manufacturing plant reconversion

Factory of creativity

Building Design, Refurbishment and requalification

The Project

This project includes the first tender lot for the reconversion works of the former Tobacco Manufacturing plant of Cagliari into a Cultural Centre, named ‘’Factory of creativity’’.
The project area is located in downtown Cagliari, facing Viale Regina Margherita and Via XX Settembre. It is an important historical area of the city, between the harbour and the fortified walls of the Bastione di St. Remy.
The original complex was pretty well-structured, in consequence of the historical events that occurred during its life.
The complex was actually founded in 1482 as a friars’ convent, outside the fortified walls of the Castle of Cagliari, whose presence is still visible at ground floor in the main compound.
The project includes the conservation intervention of courtyards n.2, n.3 and of the adjacent buildings D, E, F, to realize art ateliers, a digital library, a film library, laboratories, classrooms, a conference hall and a space for the students of the Faculty of Architecture.


  • Type of Work
  • Budget
    4.715.000,00 €
  • Architect
    Studio Abis Associati
    Casciu Associati
  • Client
    Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
    Assessorato Pubblica Istruzione
    Assessorato ai Beni Culturali
    Assessorato Informazione, Spettacolo e Sport

Project Team

8500 sm of cultural spaces, refurbishment and requalification

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