Casalgrande Ceramic Crown by Daniel Libeskind: the landmark created using Fractile tiles
March 7, 2016
Five years after the inauguration of the now-famous Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud, the first work produced in Italy by Japanese maestro Kengo Kuma, Casalgrande Padana has put the finishing touches on a spectacular landmark designed by the well-known international architect Daniel Libeskind. Its name is CasalgrandeCeramic Crown, an architectural structure as tall as a five-story palazzo.
The inspiration behind the Crown was the idea of using verticality to create a new point of artistic reference in the area around the Casalgrande Padana complex. It’s a pure form of expression, with multiple different perspectives at play and lines that seem to rotate on the vertical axis of a spiral that grows on itself, reaching a height of 17 metres. The entire structure is covered with 300 m2 of porcelain stoneware tiles from the Fractile collection.
To accommodate the ventilated facade, the outer covering of porcelain stoneware tiles is dry laid on a substructure fixed to the main bulk of the structure. The resulting ceramic covering covers the 28 sides of the Crown, each of which offers different shaping and inclines.
With its high-impact combination of shimmering light, reflections and shadows, Casalgrande Ceramic Crown is destined to become one of the key works of architecture in the Emilia-Romagna area.
Daniel Libeskind at CCCrown Inauguration