The Liberamensa Restaurant inside Turin’s prison
In his “Letter to the Hebrews”, Paul urges,
Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.
Interior designers Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa seem to have kept these words in mind while designing the Liberamensa Restaurant inside Turin’s Lorusso and Cutugno home district, the largest penitentiary in Piedmont.
They also probably know Voltaire’s famous claim,
The degree of a country’s civilization can be measured by observing the condition of its prisons.
Liberamensa opened in late 2016 and is meant to be a restaurant for inmates, prison officers and staff. It was designed
as a sort of psychological matrix that can confirm a positive vision of ourselves.