Sustainability and philosophy zero waste reach new levels from MO of Movement, the ristorante opened in the Spanish capital by Proyectos Coscientes. More than a place for recreation, space wants to be a virtuous example to invite everyone to embrace change, demonstrating how successful businesses can have a low environmental impact.
«The decisions we make today will have an impact for the next ten years – comment the founders – therefore the restaurant is designed to have only positive repercussions. It is based on the concept of “human capitalism” and is based on sustainability, ethical business and social commitment ».
Housed in the former Espronceda theater, the venue was designed by the architect Lucas Munoz through a radical intervention based on recycling and creative details for minimize the environmental impact of the works. The new standard imposed by Muñoz has seen the reuse of over 17,000 kg of rubble and materials deriving from demolitions and an extremely rational approach to the project, conceived to be hyper-functional and free from superfluous or purely ornamental additions.
All the furnishings were made on site, reducing transport by about 70% and eliminating waste disposal. The chairs, born from the assembly of pine boards found on site, and the tables, with a moisture-resistant MDF top made from old floors, are a declared homage to the self-design of Enzo Mari; also ingenious is the upcycling of the concrete debris, compacted to form the terrazzo floor of the benches, and of the red bricks that have been transformed into the central sink of the customer services.
MO of Movement bet everything on a look industriale, with exposed systems, technical lamps recovered from parking lots, fireproof plaster left raw.
The choice is not an exercise in style, but is based on the search for solutions to save materials and reduce energy consumption; the cooling system based on the flow of cold water inside terracotta pipes and the system for the production of hot water that uses the residual heat of the two large wood-burning pizza ovens go in the same direction.
To soften the roughness of the whole, the large patio of 300 square meters, a sort of large one winter Garden with bitter orange trees and small potted olive trees where it is easy to imagine spending pleasant evenings in company.
dove: Espronceda street, Madrid
When: From Monday to Sunday, 13-23
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