The Crown by Daniel Libeskind

The Crown

The Crown
Photo © Aldo Magnani

The Crown is a spectacular new landmark that follows from the famous Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud, the first work created by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma in Italy.

The Crown
Photo © Aldo Magnani

Installed near the Casalgrande Padana production facility on two roundabouts situated on the Pedemontana route linking Casalgrande and Sassuolo, the two installations make up a monumental structure of notable architectural merit and symbolic value, creating a sort of “East Access Door” to the Emilian ceramics district.

The Crown
Photo © Aldo Magnani

Casalgrande Ceramic Crown bears an unusual three-dimensional structure that experiments with innovative new uses for the latest generation of ceramic parts. Clad entirely with Fractile porcelain stoneware tiles with a raised fractal motif, the structure surges upwards in a spiral measuring 25 metres in height.

The Crown
Photo © Aldo Magnani

The shape is pure compositional expression and emphasizes the verticality of a sort of volumetric projection, combining an almost hand-sketched feel with unrivaled construction expertise to show that an ecologically friendly, flexible material such as porcelain stoneware can be used in even the most unexpected context.

The Crown
Photo © Aldo Magnani

Devised as a ventilated façade anchored to an extremely slender, sleek steel structure, The Crown is destined to become a new architectural benchmark in the area around the Casalgrande Padana headquarters. Source by Daniel Libeskind.

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