Located in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, Caffè di Mezzo is a bar situated on the ground floor of a twentieth-century building. The place was in bad need of a remodel and this happened a few years ago. The project was developed by JM Architecture and Jacopo Mascheroni who also worked with structural engineer Ing. Giulio Bergamin, San Martino di Lupari (PD), mechanical engineer Studio Tre Progettazione, Castelfranco Veneto (TV) and electrical engineer Elektro Ewald, Falzes (BZ). The project was completed in 2009.
The idea of the project was to create a bright and modern space with a linear design. The bar has a 20 meter long rectangular shape so including other simple geometric lines into the design was an easy choice. The new structure of the bar has two volumes: one for service defined by a long linear counter and one for the customers with white leather benches and an inviting design.
The bar overlooks the arcades surrounding a beautiful medieval castle containing the historic center of Giorgione’s hometown. It’s a beautiful contrast between the modern and simple interior décor of Caffè di Mezzo and the historic world outside. The interior is very simple. The colors are mostly neutral but warm and inviting and they harmoniously combine to form an elegant and welcoming atmosphere. The built-in ceiling light are also a subtle choice.