Project "Pinnacle", image 04 | Lev Libeskind

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max height

8 m

Project "Pinnacle", image 02 | Lev Libeskind


A celebration of the rich ceramic manufacturing tradition and history of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region, Pinnacle pays tribute to the verticality of medieval architecture, of which the city of Bologna is a prime example.

Created for the 2013 Water Design of Bologna festival, the 26-foot installation consists of two imposing facades made of metalized-porcelain ceramic panels explicitly fabricated for this project by well-known Italian manufacturer Casalgrande Padana. Two trapezoidal façade with high safety performance standards converge to form a pinnacle serving as a dramatic gate to the entrance to the Children’s Hospital of Bologna.

The project was realized collaboratively with Casalgrande Padana, Lev Libeskind, Daniel Libeskind, and their respective studios. 


Project "Pinnacle", image 03 | Lev Libeskind

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Building material

50,000 m2 of ceramic tile