The complex volume clad in porcelain stoneware by Casalgrande Padana is based on the image of a sapphire. The new landmark is a multistory building with a particularly complex shape, seemingly freed of Cartesian coordinates and the law of gravity.



The iconic surface of the Sapphire stands out for the surprising geometric arrangement of the ventilated facade clad with about 2600 square meters of porcelain stoneware, in a three-dimensional Fractile pattern in the metallized anthracite color, designed by Daniel Libeskind and produced exclusively by Casalgrande Padana.


The large tiles have been treated with the Bios Self-Cleaning Ceramics® system, the result of an agreement between Casalgrande Padana and the Japanese company Toto.

Thanks to the special Hydrotect® treatment, in sunlight this innovative technology activates a reaction that neutralizes air pollution, breaking down the dirt that settles on the surfaces of the tiles.