urban landscape

Stadtplatz - Italia

Urbane Anregungen

Ein Platz in einem kleinen Dorf wird dank eines Sanierungsprojekts, bei dem ein eklektisches Material wie Feinsteinzeug zu den Protagonisten gehört, zu neuem Leben erweckt. Eine Entscheidung, die die authentische Atmosphäre wiederherstellt und gleichzeitig den Kontext und die Umwelt respektiert

Belagflächen: SAXA GRES
Via Val d'Ossola - Rome - Italia

A Rome marketplace gets a facelift

The central section of Rome's Via Val D'Ossola has been repaved with porcelain stoneware in keeping with its function as a pedestrianised urban area and marketplace

Belagflächen: SAXA GRES
Torre Milano residential complex - Milan - Italia

An eco-sustainable high-rise building

The architecture firm Beretta Associati has designed a new 86-metre skyscraper in Milan that stands out for its sober neo-rationalism and high level of environmental sustainability

Belagflächen: FLORIM
World Trade Center Propellergatan - Malmö (Sweden) - SWEDEN

A building reminiscent of the sea in Malmö

Designed by architect Anders Blomqvist Carsten, the World Trade Center Propellergatan has a ventilated façade with anti-smog treatment that echoes the shimmering effect of sea waves

Arbe 49 residential building - Milan - Italia

Green architecture

A new residential building in Milan uses porcelain tiles to create an envelope that combines living comfort, energy performance and a low environmental footprint

Belagflächen: RAGNO
Millo Office Building - Bucharest (Romania) - Romania

Millo Office Building, the new face of Bucharest

A dynamic, vibrant office complex has given a fresh new look to the Romanian capital. The monumental façade was created using Italian porcelain stoneware

Belagflächen: MIRAGE
Building façade in Piazza Erculea - Milan - Italia

Tiled façades, Milanese style

The façade of a building in Milan's city centre has been renovated using a classic solution with a touch of innovation: cladding the façade with three-dimensional green tiles

Belagflächen: VOGUE
Gateways to the Walk of Kisses - Liguria - Italia

The „Walk of Kisses“

Porta di Ponente, Porta di Niasca and Porta di Levante are the three gateways to the famous Passeggiata dei Baci (Walk of Kisses) in Liguria, a walking trail exploring the beauty of the local landscape. The gateways are clad with porcelain tiles in the vibrant colours of the coastal region

Belagflächen: ETRURIA
Church of the Resurrection of Our Lord - Viareggio (LU) - Italia

Sustainable simplicity

The project by TAMassociati, winners of a design competition held as part of the Percorsi Diocesani initiative, adopts a clear, simple language and a socially-engaged design philosophy. Porcelain tiles from Casalgrande Padana were chosen for their quality and sustainability


Asti Architetti has renovated the antiquated former A2A building located alongside the ADI Design Museum, transforming it with a new, open glass and metal façade and the aesthetics of large-format porcelain stoneware tiles

Belagflächen: MARAZZI

The coast road separating the town of Rimini from its beaches is being transformed with cycle paths, pedestrian walkways, mini-plazas and an abundance of greenery

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Progetto zona Laghetto Eur Viale America - Italia

High-thickness paving solutions

A pavement in a busy street in Rome's EUR district has been resurfaced with 5 cm thick lava stone imitation porcelain tiles

Belagflächen: SAXA GRES
Progetto Via della Spiaggia - Fiumicino (RM) - Italia

Fiumicino town centre gets a makeover

The town council has redeveloped Via della Spiaggia and converted it into a pedestrian street paved with sustainable ceramic cobblestones

Belagflächen: SAXA GRES
Residential building in Washington Avenue - New York (USA) - US

Museum House

The condo building at 805 Washington Avenue in New York was given a distinctive and elegant identity by Aldo Andreoli and Claudio Delmonte with a look that references the nearby museum

Datalogic Headquarters - Langen (D) - Germania

Sustainable construction: the virtuous example of Datalogic

An Italian-made porcelain rainscreen façade graces the company's new German headquarters, a perfect combination of aesthetics, versatility and energy efficiency

Residential building in Via dei Gracchi - Milan - Italia

A facelift and functional upgrade

The remodelling of a late 1960s apartment building in Milan achieves a major energy upgrade and functional improvement while highlighting the original architectural structure

Belagflächen: CERDISA
Hera cogeneration plant - Bologna - Italia

Efficiency and future-oriented architecture

Ceramic tiles have helped refresh the urban identity of a power plant that has doubled its capacity while cutting emissions

Promenade Tiburtina - Rome - Italia

A promenade amongst vegetation and shafts of light

A grey and uninviting parking lot in the Tiburtina area of Rome has been converted into a welcoming space for socialisation

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
LSG Project, Caserta - Italia

Colour and design for a remodelled garden

A long-neglected garden has been given new life in this urban regeneration project, winner of the residential category of the 2020 Ceramics and Design competition

New IT Hub, University of Milan - Italia

Ceramic as the face of science

Milan University's New IT Hub and Service Centre, designed by Isolarchitetti, was the institutional category winner of the 2020 Ceramics and Design competition

Pescara Courthouse - ITALY

The Pescara Courthouse gets a facelift

Custom-made coloured body porcelain stoneware slabs were chosen for the ventilated façades

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Nathan Phillips Square Bicycle Station - Toronto (Canada) - Canada

The modernity of bicycles and history

In Toronto's landmark square, architect Vis Sankrithi has combined the modernity of a new underground parking station for city cyclists with the location's iconic history

Belagflächen: LEA
Odrzanska Residence - Wrocław (Poland) - Polonia

Eternal present

In an interplay of memory and innovation, an old building is given a new lease of life through a sensitive design project and an iconic hi-tech envelope created from ultra-thin ceramic panels

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Rearth Inc. Headquarters - Bucheon (South Korea) - Corea

A punctuated façade

Rearth Inc., a leading Korean distributor of smartphone accessories, opened in Bucheon its new headquarters

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Hotel Nodo - Santiago del Cile - Cile

Fighting pollution with style

Designed by architect Riccardo Stein, Hotel Nodo in Santiago de Chile is the first building in South America to adopt bioactive façade cladding

Belagflächen: LAMINAM
Grand Hotel Santa Domitilla - Ponza (LT) - Italia

Mediterranean harmony

In harmony with the island of Ponza, the restyling of the external surfaces of the Grand Hotel Santa Domitilla has created a natural look combining shapes and material effects

Corso Trento e Trieste - Lanciano (Chieti) - Italia

Urban carpet

The historic urban promenade in the centre of this town in the Abruzzo region has been given a new lease of life in terms of its collective heritage thanks to an eye-catching paving system made entirely of high-thickness porcelain

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Hattrick Office Building - Sibiu (Romania) - ROMANIA

A green building in Sibiu

Extending over eight above-ground floors with a 7,500 square metre footprint, the Hattrick Office Building was the first building of its kind in Sibiu to obtain BREEAM certification

Belagflächen: LAMINAM
Edificio C - Aversa (CE) - Italia

Maintaining a façade

Oltre i vincoli di una preesistenza strutturale per reinventare un manufatto architettonico di qualità, grazie anche all'attento ricorso ai rivestimenti ceramici dell'inA high-quality architectural project overcame the constraints of an existing structure, making excellent use of ceramic tiles as a façade claddingolucro

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Railway station - Elmas (CA) - Italia

A pixel-effect ceramic envelope

The recent renovation project for the Cagliari-Elmas railway station stands out in particular for the use of large-size ceramic panels combining outstanding technical characteristics with a harmonious aesthetic language that blends in with the surrounding landscape

Belagflächen: CAESAR
San Ponziano parish church - Olbia - Italia

From the land to the sea

Matter and spirit merge in a renovation project for an old church in Olbia, which now resonates with new light through its architecture

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Nuovo Picchio residential care centre - San Felice sul Panaro (Modena) - ITALIA

A location spanning tradition and innovation

The Nuovo Picchio residential care centre helps guests feel at home in an innovative space that maintains its links with tradition

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Carle Private Residence - Turin - Italia

A smart and extensive architectural renovation

In this residential renovation, the architects had the opportunity to work on the envelope and roof as a single project, focusing in particular on the new composition of the façades and their energy performance

Belagflächen: FONDOVALLE
Humanitas University Campus - Milano - Italy

Humanitas and contemporary humanism

Located just outside Milan, the new Humanitas University Campus brings together innovative form and content to create a fascinating, timeless village designed according to principles of sustainability

Scrigno Lab Outdoor - Santarcangelo di Romagna (RN) - Italia

Creativity and nature for an outstanding workplace

The large, gently undulating garden connecting the factories with the new Scrigno Lab aims to maximise the well-being of employees and customers

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Sapphire Residence Complex - Berlin (D) - Germania

The sapphire house

The astonishing Sapphire residential building designed by Daniel Libeskind, a landmark in Berlin's central Mitte neighbourhood, is a complex volume clad with sapphire-like ceramic panels

Building G, Martinelli Area - Morbegno (Sondrio) - Italia

A controlled-geometry envelope

High-quality stone-effect porcelain ventilated façades have been chosen for a residential building in Morbegno, where industrial heritage, landscape and contemporary architecture blend together through the use of rational materials and geometric shapes

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Pécs Zoo - Pécs (Hungary) - Ungheria

A bright new cladding for the façades of Pécs Zoo

One of Hungary's most popular tourist attractions, Pécs Zoo was recently renovated by architects from the practice Nara Studio who chose laminated porcelain large-size panels for the façade cladding

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Residential Complex Asnières-sur-Seine (France) - Francia

An eye-catching residential block just outside Paris

This largely residential block in Asnières-sur-Seine, a town on the banks of the Seine to the north-west of Paris, stands out for the use of ceramic tiles on the façade

New Cemetery Complex - Copparo (Ferrara) - italia

A high-quality public work

The New Cemetery Complex in Copparo (Ferrara) designed by Mauro Crepaldi is a high-quality public work in terms of both concept and execution.

Chiesa della Misericordia - Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezzo) - Italia

Porcelain tiles that define the architecture

The project by Archea Associati for the local Brotherhood of Mercy has created a new association headquarters and a farewell room that can be used for many of the client's activities

Portopiccolo tourist and residential complex - Sistiana (TS) - Italia

The village without a past

A disused quarry has been converted into a highly eco-sustainable tourist and residential complex

Residential Complex "Bosco verticale" - Milano - Italia

A Vertical Forest in the heart of Milan

Living in nature without sacrificing comfort, security or a central location

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Ex Metalmetron - Savona - Italy

Redeveloping the Le Officine complex in Savona

A judicious use of colour gives new life and architectural unity to the essential volumes of a new multifunctional centre

School Complex, Massalengo, Lodi - Italy

A school in Massalengo

A new school in the Lodi area combines tradition and technology in a modern version of the country house

ChristChurch Presbyterian - Atlanta, GA (USA) - United States

Urban spirituality

The ChristChurch Presbyterian in Atlanta is an outstanding example of a religious building that combines contemporary architecture with functional requirements

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Natali Building - La Spezia - Italia

Rigour and innovation

A high-quality tertiary project is emerging from the ruins of an abandoned industrial site. One of the highlights is an elegant building enclosed in a functional and visually striking ceramic envelope

Belagflächen: LAMINAM
Palazzina Residenziale - Riccione (RN) - Italia

A powerful contrast of tones and material

This two-unit building is characterised aesthetically by the alternation of a pale-coloured trowelled render with oak effect ceramic surfaces

Smart City - La Valletta - Malta

Malta embraces smart technologies

An environment-friendly technology park is under construction just a few kilometres from the capital

Belagflächen: KEOPE
Railway station - Sopot (Poland) - Polonia

Ceramic tile makes a stylish comeback

The remodelling project for the old Sopot railway station

Belagflächen: VOGUE
Panariagroup Headquarters - Finale Emilia (MO) - Italia

The story of a rebirth

With a magisterial example of resilience, facing difficulties and transforming them into opportunities, the people of Emilia have overcome the earthquake of 2012 and given new life to this generous land and its rich resources

Lamborghini New Logistic Centre - Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO) - Italia

The dream factory

A high energy class, the strictest seismic safety standards and an exceptional level of occupational well-being. When industrial building becomes architecture

Belagflächen: LEA
30 Jellicoe Avenue Building - Johannesburg (South Africa) - Sudafrica

Beyond the image

A new commercial complex recently completed in South Africa's economic capital highlights the role of ceramic envelopes in architecture and in technological and energy performance

Belagflächen: LAMINAM
Business-residential Building - Chiasso (Switzerland) - Svizzera

Dynamic facade

Compositional rigour and high technical specifications characterise the curtain wall of this residential building in Chiasso

Sveavägen 44 Building Facade - Stockolm (Sweden) - Svezia

A virtuous example in Stockholm

A high tech building with Art Nouveau styling

Belagflächen: FIORANESE
San Pio da Pietrelcina church compound - Rome - Italia

A roof that combines aesthetics and symbolism

The parish complex of San Pio da Pietrelcina has become the landmark of the Malafede neighbourhood in the suburbs of Rome

Nuova Chiesa Parrocchiale - Medolla (MO) - Italia

A new church for earthquake-hit Medolla

A contemporary interpretation of the place of worship but in keeping with the Christian tradition

Belagflächen: MIRAGE
Line 1 Metropolitan Stations - Athens (Greece) - Grecia

The Olympics and public transport

The stations on Line 1 of the Athens metro were completely remodelled in anticipation of the Greek Olympic Games

Private residence - Bologna - Italia

Architecture, an unfolding of routes

This highly effective architecture project explores a new approach to the interiors and exteriors of a single-family dwelling

Villa Nesi - Ivrea - Italia

Simply red

A renovation project carried out by the Archisbang architecture practice provided an opportunity to make skilful use of a ceramic finish on the various scales of the project

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Office building Yangjae Dong - Seoul (Corea) - Corea

The thin silver line

An outstanding blend of Italian design and technology envelops and enhances an upmarket business centre in Seoul

Belagflächen: LAMINAM
Juniper Networks Headquarters - Sunnyvale, CA (USA) - USA

Corporate culture meets ceramic architecture

Productivity, vitality and harmony in the façades of Juniper's HQ

Belagflächen: CAESAR
STU 109 B residential development - Parma - Italia

Big is beautiful

Architecture as a way of reaffirming the quality of urban planning. Ceramic as a high-quality material that combines aesthetics with energy efficiency and sustainability

Mirage Headquarters - Pavullo (MO) - Italia

An eco-friendly office restyling project

Research, environmental sustainability and aesthetics come together in the renovated Mirage headquarters

Belagflächen: MIRAGE
Piazza Falcone e Borsellino - Spezzano (Mo) - Italia

Spezzano gets a town centre

The complex made up of the Corte Corsini business centre, the Casa Corsini civic centre and the new Piazza Falcone e Borsellino square give Spezzano the town centre it has always lacked.

The National Flag Square - Baku (Azerbaijan) - Azerbaijan

The many faces of Baku

A plethora of urban projects are dramatically changing the face of the city of Baku. In one development, Baku Boulevard is being extended as far as the new Dövlət Bayrağı Meydanı, the National Flag Square.

Belagflächen: LEA
Soweto Theatre - Johannesburg (ZA) - Sudafrica

The pride and joy of Soweto

Designed by young architects from the local practice Afritects, the Soweto Theatre carries on the great theatrical and musical tradition of South Africa

Belagflächen: VOGUE
University residence Camplus Bononia - Bologna - Italia

Camplus Bononia:
a city university residence

The new university residence is a modern structure immersed in greenery and equipped with the latest energy-saving solutions

Belagflächen: CAESAR
Protoshop Lamborghini - Sant'Agata Bolognese (BO) - Italia

Form and performance

The iconic sports car maker Lamborghini has opened its Protoshop, the first multilevel industrial building in Italy to be certified energy class A

Belagflächen: LEA
Ogrody Grabiszyńskie Residential Complex - Wroclaw (PL) - Polonia

Park view

The Ogroby Grabiszynskie complex is located in a prestigious residential district of Wroclaw. The project devoted considerable attention to the finishing materials, including the porcelain ventilated façade panels

Nuovo Teatro Dell'Opera - Firenze - Italia

A new home for Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

The Nuovo Teatro dell'Opera complex is an international-level opera house and an urban space that interacts with the city and its history

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
New Public Library - Greve in Chianti (Florence) - Italia

A diaphragm-like surface covering

The project successfully explores the dynamic relationship between cladding and architecture, making creative use of a well-established clay ventilated façade system

Centro commerciale e residenziale Cvjetni - Zagreb (Croatia) - Croazia

A new complex in Flower Square

The new Cvjetni multifunctional complex opened in Zagreb's central "Flower Square" in May last year adds to the elegance and discreet charm of this cosmopolitan city.

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Simplon Udvar - Budapest (Hungary) - Ungheria

Simplon Udvar in Budapest

A prestigious residential complex located in the South Buda area which makes innovative compositional use of colour on the external elevations

BLA Library, Play Centre, Municipal Archives - Fiorano Modenese (MO) - Italia

BLA: a new cultural centre opened in Fiorano Modenese

A modern building clad with a large porcelain tile façade has been constructed in the heart of the Emilia-Romagna ceramic district to house a town library, play centre and municipal archives

Private house - Vitoria (Spain) - Spagna

A skin made of ceramic

An innovative ceramic cladding was the successful solution adopted on this building. Like a tailor-made second skin, it assures perfect protection against the elements and outstanding aesthetic appeal. When the sun shines, the house appears to radiate pure light thanks to its snow-white skin

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Sant'Agostino Multifunctional Centre - Paderno Dugnano (Milan) - Italia

Sant’Agostino Multifunctional Centre

An innovative ceramic tile installation layout and unusual colours lend architectural strength to a building with simple shapes

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Ikea Headquarter - Helsinborg (Sweden) - Svezia

A variable colour configuration

Helsingborg (Sweden). New IKEA office building. When architecture becomes a means of promoting intercultural lifestyles through the symbolism of colour and experimentation with sophisticated brand communication languages.

Mediatheque in Mokrá - Brno (CZ) - Repubblica Ceca

Mediatheque in Mokrá

A remodelling project has transformed an old coal-fired power station into a multifunctional centre for cultural, social and recreational activities

Belagflächen: CENTURY
Centro Commerciale Olmo di Martellago (Ve) - Italia

Filled and empty Palladian spaces


Belagflächen: ERGON
Borgo Prino Square - Imperia - Italia

Water and sun by the sea

The new Piazza Borgo Prino in Imperia sheds its grim weight of tarmac and transforms a car park into a social meeting place, enlivened by designs and elements inspired by nature.

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Centro Polifunzionale Zamet - Fiume (CRO) - Croatia

Strips and functional flows

The new Zamet multifunctional centre in Rijeka

Olympic Village - Turin (Italy) - Italia

Olympic Village

Used to clad external facades, ceramic tile is a major feature in the urban design of Turin

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Independence Square - Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) - Guinea Equatoriale

A square from the past

A remodelling project using hand-decorated Italian ceramic tiles in the capital of the former Spanish colony