kulturelle räume

Yangtze River Delta International R&D Park - Shanghai (China)

Modernity rooted in the distant past

The new technology park designed by gmp architects in Suzhou is a sustainable research and development centre inspired by the most traditional of all classical Chinese gardens, the Garden of the Humble Administrator.

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
“Bagno di folla” - TAM (Teatro Arcimboldi Milan) - Milan (Italy)

Designer bathrooms for a theatre

‘Bagno di Folla’ is the name of the project developed by Giulia Pellegrino and Collettivo Invǝrso for the new bathrooms in the foyer of TAM Teatro Arcimboldi

Belagflächen: CIR
Middle School - Monastier di Treviso (TV) (Italy)

Ready for Education 3.0

MATE Engineering has transformed a previously unsafe and energy-consuming school complex in Monastier di Treviso into a modern, flexible and functional facility catering to educational needs and serving as a new civic centre for the community

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Wissenschaftszentrum Experimenta - Heilbronn (Deutschland)

Transluzente Skulptur, die über Wissenschaft aufklärt

Italienische Keramik für Deutschlands größtes Wissenschaftsmuseum, das die Berliner Firma Sauerbruch Hutton um 17.600 Quadratmeter Fläche für Physik und Chemie, Biologie und Astronomie in einem neuen, offenen und dynamischen Volumen erweitert hat

Schule Szent Gellért - Budapest (Ungarn)

Die Farben der Erinnerung

In Budapest wird bei der Sanierung eines historischen Schulgebäudes die Seele der Vergangenheit durch den geschickten Einsatz von Keramik neu interpretiert. Die Farbe ist der absolute Protagonist

Liceo Agnoletti secondary school - Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

A school that welcomes the local community

A new secondary school in the metropolitan area of Florence maintains an innovative and intense dialogue with the city

Belagflächen: CERDISA
The Library car park/private museum - Wanchai (Hong Kong)

Need for speed

A collector space in Hong Kong designed by the firm A Work of Substance has become a sanctuary for vintage car lovers and design enthusiasts. The spaces are enhanced by the sophisticated material appeal of Italian ceramic tiles

Belagflächen: LEA
Conestoga College Centre for Culinary and Hospitality Innovation - Waterloo, Ontario (Canada)

Practice makes perfect

For the North Campus Expansion project at Conestoga College in Waterloo, Gow Hasting Architects teamed up with Moriyama & Teshima Architects to design fresh, light and welcoming spaces with both an educational and showcase function.

Belagflächen: CESI
Palazzo Sais - San Marino ((RSM))

A jewel in the centre of San Marino

The twentieth-century Palazzo Sais has been converted into a university building and given a fresh identity through an effective use of materials

Belagflächen: DEL CONCA
Merenoja Comprehensive School - Kalajoki (Finland)

A school at the heart of the community

A large school and sports complex that is also used as a public building by the residents of Kalajoki was built with a focus on sustainable values and materials

Belagflächen: CERDISA
Hokkaido University of Science - Sapporo (Japan) - Tokyo (Japan)

A gateway to the future

As well as celebrating its close ties with the local community, the new Central Building at Hokkaido University of Science makes sophisticated use of architectural metaphors to represent a gateway to knowledge

Fleming College Sutherland Campus - Peterborough (Canada)

The sustainable lightness of a Canadian college

The renovation project for Fleming College in Peterborough, near Toronto, has transformed an austere seventies building into a model of sustainable architecture with a vibrant, weightless appearance

Niagara College Welland Campus Student Commons - Welland (Canada)

The colours of Ontario

The Niagara College Welland Campus Student Commons is the result of an upgrade of a 1970s era building. The new 36,000 square metre campus features classrooms, teamwork and collaborative spaces, a cafeteria area, a student activity room and offices.

GAMBINI Tile on Tim
Toddlers Primary School - Formigine (MO)

Educational architecture and design

An outstanding example of school architecture in the province of Modena enriches children's learning experience

Belagflächen: FLORIM
Teatro Zuidplein - Rotterdam (NL) - Gooilandsingel 95 3083 DP Rotterdam (Olanda)

Regeneration through culture

Zuidplein Theatre is the new cultural hotspot of Rotterdam-Zuid. The building replaces the adjacent existing structure and houses two auditoriums, a café/restaurant and a branch of the Rotterdam Library.

Belagflächen: COEM
New IT Hub, University of Milan - Milano

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


A multi-stage project has transformed a historic 17th-century residence used for hundreds of years as a leisure and holiday retreat for the Savoy nobility into a contemporary event venue

Belagflächen: FLORIM
Maraya Concert Hall - Wadi Ashaar (Saudi Arabia) - Wadi Ashaar (Arabia Saudita)

The colours of the desert

Inaugurated in Wadi Ashaar in 2019, the Maraya Concert Hall stands as a symbol of change for Saudi Arabia, which aims to promote the building as an international-level cultural centre

Belagflächen: MIRAGE
STILL Museum - Lainate, MI - Lainate (MI)

Emotional cars

In its renovated headquarters in Lainate, the company STILL has opened a museum chronicling the 100-year history of OM, a brand that is deeply rooted in Italian and international automotive tradition

Belagflächen: CERCOM
Be Open Primary School - Prague (Czech Republic)

Where beauty and education go hand in hand

A recently renovated nineteenth-century castle in Prague is home to a Montessori primary school

Belagflächen: MARCA CORONA
Wake Forest University Reynolds Gymnasium - Winston-Salem, NC (USA) - Winston-Salem, NC (USA)

Wellbeing: the new frontier of fitness

Education of the whole person, holistic wellbeing and sustainability lie at the heart of a major renovation project for an American university campus

Belagflächen: CAESAR
Central Public Library - Calgary, AB (Canada) - Calgary, AB (Canada)

Not just a repository for books but an agora of exceptional beauty

An international design firm with the support of a unique citizen think-tank created a ground-breaking public library in Canada


Designed by Erich Strolz and Dietrich Untertrifaller Architekten, the powerful new musical complex is a pure volume open to the city and its inhabitants

Belagflächen: MARCA CORONA

Torre Prada brings to completion the project for the Fondazione Prada complex which was opened three years ago. The terrace offers panoramic views of the city and features a striking optical-effect black and white paving consisting of porcelain laminate panels installed in a slightly curved and visually-striking layout

Belagflächen: LEA
Humanitas University Campus - Milano - Rozzano (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

Hotel and Visitor Centre at Nyíregyháza Zoo - Hungary - Nyíregyháza (UNGHERIA)

A ceramic Pangea

The architecture of a large zoo explores the relationship with nature, using ceramic tiles to enhance form and function

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
IULM 6 Free University of Languages and Communication - Milan - Milano

One material, many materials

For the expansion project of the IULM University of Languages and Communication in Milan, the 5+1AA firm of architects designed a tower with spaces for classrooms and laboratories, canteen and kitchens, offices and an astonishing 700-seat auditorium clad with green ceramic tiles

IPSSEOA Buontalenti Hotel Management School - Florence - Firenze

A state-of-the-art hospitality school

An interior design project for a hotel management school in Florence has revolutionised the entrance areas and teaching spaces

Belagflächen: ABK
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, York University - York, Ontario (Canada) - York, ON (Canada)

The Renaissance of engineering

Creativity begets creativity: this is the lesson to be learned from the Bergeron Centre in Toronto, winner of the Tile Competition 2018

Belagflächen: ABK
University's Renato Einaudi Collage - Turin - Torino

Long live Einaudi College!

Luca Moretto adopted an integral and sensitive approach to this refurbishment of Turin University's Renato Einaudi Collage. The result is both environment-friendly and respectful of the urban landscape. The finished project represents an intelligent balance between architecture and technology, achieved through the use of elementary finishes and materials.

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Starfield Library - Seoul (South Korea)

A library turns into an attraction

This beautiful library in Seoul has become one of the city's coolest attractions and is boosting business too

Belagflächen: MARCA CORONA
Roof Garden, Metropolitan Museum - New York - New York (USA)

Ceramics at the top of the MET

New York, Fifth Avenue, Central Park: this is the impressive address of an incredible installation on the roof of the world-famous museum

Belagflächen: DEL CONCA
Ryerson Service Hub - Toronto, Canada - Toronto (Canada)

Back to the future

From a grey brutalist building to a bright contemporary university service hub. Ceramic tile plays a leading role in this successful, award-winning functional redevelopment project

Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Columbia University - New York, USA - New York (USA)

Innovative and sustainable solutions for Manhattanville Campus

A new university complex designed to encourage interaction and sharing as well as openness towards the outside world

Spant! Theater - Bussum (NL) - Bussum (Olanda)

More than just theatre

The multifunctional basement at the Spant! theatre in Bussum, Holland, is finally a place of light and boasts a sophisticated and elegant interior to welcome guests

The Ikaros Foundation school - Calcio (Bergamo) Italy - Calcio (BG)

An enterprise school for the professionals of tomorrow

Porcelain tiles in just one colour for the Ikaros Foundation's new school in Calcio

Belagflächen: REFIN
LePur Yogurt Shop - Pechino - Pechino (China)

LePur: Beijing learns to love yogurt

Authenticity, freshness and health are conveyed with creative flair in LePur's flagship yogurt shop, designed by Stefano Avesani and Marcella Campa

Politechnika Wrocławska - Wrocław, Poland - Breslavia (Polonia)

A new development at Wroclaw Polytechnic

A perfect balance between glass and ceramic surfaces enhances the geometric lines and volumes of this new building at Wrocław university.

Belagflächen: LAMINAM
Caffetteria Spazio7 Bathrooms at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - Torino - Torino

Contemporary art for living

A successful relationship has been established between Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the new bathrooms in its Caffetteria Spazio7, honoured in the 2016 Ceramics and Design competition

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Museo Palazzo Vecchio - Florence - Firenze

An invitation to the palace

The most recently renewed sections of the Palazzo Vecchio museum bear witness to how the symbolic building has been transformed into a contemporary museum and exhibition centre over the years.

Belagflächen: CERCOM
Chiesa della Misericordia - Terranuova Bracciolini - Arezzo (Italy)

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

Belagflächen: TAGINA
Biblioteca delle Oblate, Florence - Firenze

A renovated cultural centre for use by city residents

Following a major renovation project, the fourteenth-century building complex of the Oblates in Florence now houses a prestigious library, a newspaper library and a conference hall, becoming a major hub for the city's cultural life

Belagflächen: CAESAR
Religious complex - Fasano (BR) - Fasano BR

Form and symbolism

A new place of worship establishes a powerful dialogue between the original forms of the local architecture and the expressive power of contemporary materials

Complesso scolastico - Capellen (L) - Capellen (Lussemburgo)

Having fun at school

A new school campus built in the town of Capellen, Luxemburg is experimenting with innovative educational architecture designed to make learning fun. Starting out from the cheerful and highly functional ceramic tiles

Belagflächen: VOGUE
School Complex, Massalengo, Lodi - 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

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School - Washington, DC (USA) - Washington, DC (USA)

Appealing and eco-friendly

The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Washington is also a building that dialogues with the local community

Belagflächen: LEA
Concorde nursery school "Don Arrigo Mussini" - Fiorano Modenese, Italy - Fiorano Modenese (MO)

A showcase nursery school

All-round excellence reigns in the company nursery built by the Concorde Group for its employees' children and for the benefit of the local area

Galleria Mucciaccia - Rome - ROMA

for Art

A large gallery located in the heart of Rome stands out for its quiet, well-designed spaces ideal for showcasing contemporary artworks

Belagflächen: FIORANESE
CET Multifunctional complex - Budapest - Budapest (Ungheria)

The Budapest whale

Two nineteenth century granaries built on the banks of the river Danube encounter the visionary architecture of Kas Oosterhuis

Belagflächen: NOVABELL
Casa dei Bambini Montessori school - Milan - Milano

Colours for growth

The design of the new Casa dei Bambini (Children's House) in Milan, a Montessori school in which education starts with the built environment, is based on the use of colour

Belagflächen: VOGUE
FAES School - Milan - Milano

Every age has its colour

The sober façade of the FAES school in Milan conceals an eco-sustainable remodelling project tailored to the age of the school's students

Belagflächen: CAESAR
Hotel-Business Management School Georges-Frêche - Montpellier (FR) - Montpellier (Francia)

Fuksas, ceramics and a catering school

A landmark city project has been completed in Montpellier, France

San Pio da Pietrelcina church compound - Rome - Roma

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

Wiltshire County Hall - Trowbridge (GB) - Trowbridge (Great Britain)

Under an ETFE sky

The architectural renovation project for an old administrative complex centres around a bright internal courtyard paved entirely with ceramic tiles

Belagflächen: REFIN
Museum of Egyptian Antiquities - Turin - TORINO

A museum of Egyptian splendour

Construction of the new underground floor brings to completion the first stage of the works, which by early 2015 will have totally renovated the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities of Turin

Belagflächen: KEOPE
N.I.S.T. (National Institute of Technology) - Boulder, CO (USA) - Boulder, CO (USA)

A high-precision environment paved with Italian ceramic

Sun, snow and desert. Time, atoms, force, distance and temperature. Here they measure everything, with the highest precision.

Belagflächen: CAESAR
Barclays Center Arena - Brooklyn, NY (USA) - Brooklyn, NY (USA)

An arena at the service of the city

The new Brooklyn Nets basketball arena provided an opportunity to redevelop the urban life of one of New York's most famous neighbourhoods

Accademia Panino Giusto - Milano

A new academy of excellence and taste

A culinary school in the centre of Milan becomes a cultural centre offering its services to the city

Belagflächen: ETRURIA
Don Luigi Palazzolo primary school - Bergamo

A new concept for a school building

Functionality and design, light and greenery create a lively, welcoming environment for children at a new primary school in the province of Bergamo

Belagflächen: FLORIM
New Administrative Centre (NAC) - Houthalen-Helchteren (Belgium)

A new administrative centre

In the town of Houthalen-Helchteren in Belgium, the social and administrative services, public library and municipal police station are housed under the same roof - or, to be more precise, under the same roof garden.

Belagflächen: FLORIM
Chetham's School of Music - Manchester (UK) - Manchester (England)

Music for the eyes

The UK's largest music school has a new look that brings together elements of the past and future.

Soweto Theatre - Johannesburg (ZA) - Soweto - Johannesburg (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 - Bologna

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
"The house of the sun" nursery school - Barberino Val d'Elsa (Florence) - Barberino Val d'Elsa, Firenze (Italy)

A house of colour for children

A kaleidoscope of colours symbolising children's development from the ages of 3 to 6.

"Martino Martini" Institute - Mezzolombardo (TN)

A school tailored to students

The new "Martino Martini" institute in the northern
Italian town of Mezzolombardo opened in September 2011 in the name of functionality and eco-sustainability

Belagflächen: FLORIM
Library and Cultural Center - Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario (CND) - Bradford West Gwillimbury, ON (Canada)

Bradford West Gwillimbury Library and Cultural Center

A space designed not only for the storage, diffusion and transfer of knowledge but also to become a a centre for social gathering

Belagflächen: MIRAGE
Museum Design Hotel - Montaldo Torinese (To) - Montaldo Torinese (To)

Museum Design Hotel

The castle of Montaldo features a sophisticated cultural exhibition as part of an original accommodation and wellness concept

College Descartes - Mons en Baroeul (F) - Mons en Baroeul (Francia)

A school that focuses on communication

College Descartes is an example of a successful French public building project where the choice of materials plays a key role in identifying the building's functions

Nuovo Teatro Dell'Opera - Firenze - Firenze

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) - Greve in Chianti (FI)

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

New Central Navy Museum - St. Petersburg (Russia) - S.Pietroburgo (RUSSIA)

New Central Navy Museum in St. Petersburg

The former Kriukov marine barracks now hosts one of the oldest museums in Russia and one of the largest naval museums in the world

San Giuseppe Nursery School - Peraga di Vigonza (Padua) - Peraga di Vigonza (PD)

A joyful education

A spirit of light and joy radiates from the San Giuseppe nursery school in Peraga di Vigonza (province of Padua), built in accordance with modern educational principles

Belagflächen: VOGUE
Palazzo Strozzi - Florence

A non-invasive renovation project

The Strozzina, the underground gallery in Palazzo Strozzi devoted to contemporary art exhibitions, has been repaved with large-format tiles installed over the existing floor

Belagflächen: FLORIM
BLA Library, Play Centre, Municipal Archives - Fiorano Modenese (Mo)

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

Belagflächen: FLORIM
Museum of Cycling - Magreglio (CO) - Magreglio -Como

Uniting the sacred and profane

Magreglio (Como). An innovative cycling museum and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Ghisallo unite to celebrate one of the sports that is most in harmony with the natural landscape

International building and Library of the Universidad de Lima - Perù - Lima (Perù)

University buildings remodelled in Lima

In an urban context dating from the sixties, the buildings of the Universidad de Lima stand out for their contemporary stylistic features

Einaudi University College San Paolo section - Turin - Torino

Urban colour therapy

Turin. With minimalism in crisis, sensitivity to the creative use of colour may prove an ethically sustainable choice

Belagflächen: VOGUE
Edmondo Landi Nursery - Lavezzola (RA) - LAVEZZOLA - RA

A natural education

A nursery at Conselice, in the province of Ravenna, offers an all-round educational project, from the sustainability of the building to the most innovative teaching methods

Istituto Alberghiero "P. Artusi" - Riolo Terme (RA) - Riolo Terme (RA)

When curves take centre stage

At Rivoli Terme (Ra), a renovated and expanded hotel school is part of a boldly contemporary project in keeping with the spirit of the times.

Belagflächen: VOGUE
"Girotondo" Nursery - Piacenza - Piacenza

An educational Rubik’s cube

A nursery in Piacenza is a child-scale micro-city, a surprising abstract composition of coloured cubes

State Middle School "Luigi Lombardi" - Bari - Bari

Institutional Street Art

In the southern Italian city of Bari, the use of "legally approved" Italian graffiti on a library façade provides an example of student participation in the creation of a shared identity between teachers and pupils

Belagflächen: VOGUE
POLINS Strategic Innovation Centre - Venice - Venezia

Integrated with nature

In the building designed by Marco Acerbis, architecture, environment and materials combine to achieve energy class A+

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
University of Colorado, Science and Engineering Building - Colorado Spring (USA) - Colorado Spring, CO (USA)

New Science & Engineering Building for the University of Colorado

The spaces and facilities of the complex combine scientific excellence and environmental quality.

Belagflächen: ATLAS CONCORDE
Liceo Veronica Gambara High School - Brescia - Brescia

The new teaching wing of Liceo Gambara

The extension project for the high school in Brescia stands out for its compositional clarity together with durability and solidity

Belagflächen: CERCOM
International School of Prague - Prague (Czech Rep.) - Praga (Repubblica Ceca)

A colourful education

In Prague, an institution of excellence educates the ruling elite of the future. The school's mission is reflected in the use of multicoloured ceramic surfaces with a strong personality and a high visual impact.

Belagflächen: MARAZZI
Arena Culture and Sport Palace - Ostrava (Czech republic) - Ostrava (Rep.Ceca)

ČEZ Arena Culture and Sport Palace

The large multifunctional facility in Ostrava uses a curtain wall system with an innovative ceramic tile design

Polo per l'infanzia "Lama Sud" - Ravenna - Ravenna

Sustainability and tradition at the service of children

The province of Ravenna is home to a new project based on best practices that establishes the Emilia Romagna region as the world leader in the field of educational facilities

Mediatheque in Mokrá - Brno (CZ) - Mokrá (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
"Stefano Ferrari" Regenerative Medicine Centre - Modena - Modena

Architecture and morphogenesis

A centre of world excellence in medical research into stem cells adopts cutting-edge ceramic solutions.

The Sessa Aurunca Castle - Caserta - SESSA AURUNCA (CE)

An Historic Castle

Constructed from elements dating from the Roman and Lombard periods, rebuilt by the Normans and finally turned into a ducal palace under the Marzano family, the castle of Sessa Aurunca is now undergoing a sophisticated restoration project

Istituto Clinico Humanitas Research Centre - Rozzano (MI) - ROZZANO (MI)

A Cutting-Edge Research Centre and Teaching Hospital

Fully integrated into the Humanitas clinic, the new scientific centre hosts the University of Milan's degree course in Medicine and Surgery, Biotechnologies and Nursing

Belagflächen: COTTO D'ESTE
Litokol Training Center - Rubiera (RE) - Rubiera

Training in red

Colour, together with an original use of materials, is the most distinctive element of the Litokol Training Center

Job Corps. Center - Cleveland, Ohio (USA) - Cleveland (OH) (USA)

At school in a ceramic ‘fortress‘

The Cleveland Job Corps Center acts as an urban and social microcosm, where the concept of a community becomes a city

Belagflächen: ITALGRANITI
Montelupo Ceramic Museum - Montelupo Fiorentino

The Montelupo Ceramic Museum

A collection of outstanding historic and artistic interest housed with rigorous simplicity inside a neutral, warm and comfortable space created by the use of natural materials, soft colours and filtered lighting

Leeum Museum - Seoul (Korea) - Seoul (Corea del Sud)

The Leeum Museum in Seoul

With solid terracotta ventilated façades, textured surfaces and the compositional role of light and primary shapes, Mario Botta has lent his distinctive style to the Korean multinational's Foundation

Wissensturm - Linz (A) - Linz (Austria)

An intelligent tower

Ceramic tiles with relief surfaces provide guidance for the visually impaired

Belagflächen: MARAZZI