The latest edition of Casalgrande Padana’s magazine is dedicated to Renzo Piano’s Paris Courthouse
The undisputed star of this edition of Percorsi in Ceramica is once again a work by Renzo Piano, who describes the Paris Courthouse as “a strange skyscraper 160 metres tall… a magical lantern that conveys serenity”. It’s certainly a high-impact building, whose architecture – despite the size of the courthouse – feels sleek, luminous and innovative to visitors.
Casalgrande Padana has teamed up with many leading architecture studios over the years, but its collaborations with RPBW are particularly significant.
Projects include the Niccolò Paganini Auditorium in Parma, Villa Nave (the headquarters of the RPBW studio and the Renzo Piano Foundation) in Genova Vesima, the St. Clare Monastery and Visitor Centre in Ronchamp, service infrastructure work of one of Le Corbusier’s greatest masterpieces, the Ronchamp Chapel, the Pirelli industrial hub in Settimo Torinese and finally the Manhattanville Campus of the prestigious Columbia University.
The second part of the magazine includes new additions to the Kontinua collection, which now features a new collection of large, thin tiles. We’ll also look at Casalgrande’s collaboration with the architect Simone Micheli during Milan Design Week, an event that underlined the company’s prominence in the contract sector.
Finally, we remind all designers that the closing date for the Grand Prix is 31 December 2018. As many of you will be aware, this prestigious competition showcases the best uses of Casalgrande Padana ceramic tiles in the world of architecture.