The reclamation, retraining, and restoration of the ex industrial spaces belonging to the ex chemical factory SIRI is a prime example, in the Italian landscape, of the reconversion of the disused industrial areas within a city. Overall, the city abandoned its chemical factory and turned to its cultural factory instead. Now, there is a new backbone downtown that exudes creativity and sets forth a process of urban redefinition centered on contemporaneity. With regards to the urban space, CAOS is today a touchstone. It is strictly linked to the historical city center and it is characterized by the preservation of the industrial architecture, which symbolizes the identity and tradition of the city. Some external spaces maintain the original residential structure, inclusive of elements like the entry drive, the central living emplacement, and a few infrastructural elements like the water intake constructions linked to the generating station. However, the entirety of preexisting buildings is today assigned to cultural services, creating a noticeably innovative gap. Moreover, a section of the perimeter body has been converted into private housings. With its 5600 sq. m. reserved to cultural development, CAOS is an open and flexible center for the production and fruition of art. The center is composed of permanent exhibition areas like the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Aurelio De Felice; the Archeological Museum of the city, a wide area dedicated to temporary national and international expositions; the Sergio Secci Theater; the educational and creative labs of AreaLab, an Atelier where visits and artistic productions flourish; a specialized library; a video room; and a cafe & restaurant, FAT (3), where you will want to stay until late in the evening.