The Crown

Casalgrande, Italy

Project "The Crown", image 01 | Lev Libeskind

In front of Casalgrande Padana’s Company Headquarters

Project "The Crown", image 02 | Lev Libeskind

The Crown, Casalgrande, italy

Rising over 80 feet, The Crown, located at the entrance to the Casalgrande ceramics factory that commissioned the work, has become a local landmark.

Prominently utilizing the latest generation of ceramic breakthroughs with an emphasis on the extreme verticality of a volumetric projection, The Crown is clad entirely in self-cleaning porcelain stoneware fractal tiles, evoking a sculpture on the verge of becoming a building.

Complementing the stoneware, the steel-supporting structure is realized in bright red for the section line contrasting with a glossy silver gray for the facades. The idea is to show that the ceramic possibilities in this area are limitless – The Crown is a sneak preview.

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

Project "The Crown", image 03 | Lev Libeskind

close-up view

fractal facade

Project "The Crown", image 04 | Lev Libeskind

top of sculpture

max height

25 m