The twentieth-century Palazzo Sais has been converted into a university building and given a fresh identity through an effective use of materials
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
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
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
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.
An outstanding example of school architecture in the province of Modena enriches children's learning experience
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.
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
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
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
A recently renovated nineteenth-century castle in Prague is home to a Montessori primary school
Education of the whole person, holistic wellbeing and sustainability lie at the heart of a major renovation project for an American university campus
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
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
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
The architecture of a large zoo explores the relationship with nature, using ceramic tiles to enhance form and function
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
An interior design project for a hotel management school in Florence has revolutionised the entrance areas and teaching spaces
Creativity begets creativity: this is the lesson to be learned from the Bergeron Centre in Toronto, winner of the Tile Competition 2018
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.
This beautiful library in Seoul has become one of the city's coolest attractions and is boosting business too
New York, Fifth Avenue, Central Park: this is the impressive address of an incredible installation on the roof of the world-famous museum
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
A new university complex designed to encourage interaction and sharing as well as openness towards the outside world
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
Porcelain tiles in just one colour for the Ikaros Foundation's new school in Calcio
Authenticity, freshness and health are conveyed with creative flair in LePur's flagship yogurt shop, designed by Stefano Avesani and Marcella Campa
A perfect balance between glass and ceramic surfaces enhances the geometric lines and volumes of this new building at Wrocław university.
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
A Baroque building in the heart of Turin's old city centre has been restored to its former glory as part of a meticulous renovation project combining old and contemporary decorative elements. Starting out from the choice of materials
The most prestigious sports centre on Australia's Gold Coast has been expanded with a transparent, lightweight multipurpose building resting gracefully on the coastal plainvvvvvv
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.
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
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
A new place of worship establishes a powerful dialogue between the original forms of the local architecture and the expressive power of contemporary materials
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
A new school in the Lodi area combines tradition and technology in a modern version of the country house
The Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Washington is also a building that dialogues with the local community
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
A large gallery located in the heart of Rome stands out for its quiet, well-designed spaces ideal for showcasing contemporary artworks
Two nineteenth century granaries built on the banks of the river Danube encounter the visionary architecture of Kas Oosterhuis
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
The sober façade of the FAES school in Milan conceals an eco-sustainable remodelling project tailored to the age of the school's students
A landmark city project has been completed in Montpellier, France
The parish complex of San Pio da Pietrelcina has become the landmark of the Malafede neighbourhood in the suburbs of Rome
The architectural renovation project for an old administrative complex centres around a bright internal courtyard paved entirely with ceramic tiles
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
Sun, snow and desert. Time, atoms, force, distance and temperature. Here they measure everything, with the highest precision.
The new Brooklyn Nets basketball arena provided an opportunity to redevelop the urban life of one of New York's most famous neighbourhoods
A culinary school in the centre of Milan becomes a cultural centre offering its services to the city
Functionality and design, light and greenery create a lively, welcoming environment for children at a new primary school in the province of Bergamo.
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.
The UK's largest music school has a new look that brings together elements of the past and future.
Designed by young architects from the local practice Afritects, the Soweto Theatre carries on the great theatrical and musical tradition of South Africa
The new university residence is a modern structure immersed in greenery and equipped with the latest energy-saving solutions
A kaleidoscope of colours symbolising children's development from the ages of 3 to 6.
The new "Martino Martini" institute in the northern
Italian town of Mezzolombardo opened in September 2011 in the name of functionality and eco-sustainability
A space designed not only for the storage, diffusion and transfer of knowledge but also to become a a centre for social gathering
The castle of Montaldo features a sophisticated cultural exhibition as part of an original accommodation and wellness concept
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
The Nuovo Teatro dell'Opera complex is an international-level opera house and an urban space that interacts with the city and its history
The project successfully explores the dynamic relationship between cladding and architecture, making creative use of a well-established clay ventilated façade system
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
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
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
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
Turin. With minimalism in crisis, sensitivity to the creative use of colour may prove an ethically sustainable choice
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
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.
A nursery in Piacenza is a child-scale micro-city, a surprising abstract composition of coloured cubes
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
In the building designed by Marco Acerbis, architecture, environment and materials combine to achieve energy class A+
The spaces and facilities of the complex combine scientific excellence and environmental quality.
The extension project for the high school in Brescia stands out for its compositional clarity together with durability and solidity
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.
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
A remodelling project has transformed an old coal-fired power station into a multifunctional centre for cultural, social and recreational activities
A centre of world excellence in medical research into stem cells adopts cutting-edge ceramic solutions.
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
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
Colour, together with an original use of materials, is the most distinctive element of the Litokol Training Center
The Cleveland Job Corps Center acts as an urban and social microcosm, where the concept of a community becomes a city
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