The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo

The multifunctional space Daste appeared in the building of the once-operational thermal power plant in Bergamo. Architects from Okam Studio and Daniele Fazio Studio designed the sizeable spacious interior as a cultural center for informal communication. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, or grab a cup of coffee in the middle of the day, prepare for university classes, work at your laptop, watch movie in the cinema, organise your family event, spend time on social media or relax and dream.

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Luca Argenton
Italian designers combined the high-tech style of the industrial building and the stylized aesthetics of the 1950s and 1960s. The presence of the industrial spirit takes shape in concrete structures, wholly preserved in their original form, and in a large amount of metal and glass used in the construction. The collection of Lisa chairs created by Marcello Ziliani for S•CAB contributes to the retro style as well.

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Luca Argenton
The two-leveled building of the former power plant with an area of 400 sq. m has two-light halls for various events, a bar, a Daste bistro, a working place, a cinema, a terrace in the courtyard where you can enjoy elegantly shaped metal chairs. This patio fixture is a part of the Summer outdoor furniture collection designed by designer Roberto Semprini for S•CAB.

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Luca Argenton
Multi-colored neon lamps emphasize the retro atmosphere; exquisite LED lights accentuate the ultramodern design, the fresh flowers complete the harmony creating a cozy atmosphere of modern retreat.

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Luca Argenton

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Luca Argenton

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Luca Argenton

The socio-cultural hub Daste in Bergamo, Italy, photo Matteo Bonaldi

Yury Gryazin

Deputy Editor-in-chief

Dr. Yury Gryazin is a full professor at Idaho State University, USA. He has a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics. Dr. Gryazin's research interests lie in the area of new technologies in contemporary product & industrial design and architecture. He is also interestied in creating innovative analytical methods in fine arts.