Ceramic tiles in “non-places”

In architecture the term “non-places” is used for subway station, for access areas to airport gates, for waiting rooms in marine terminals and docks. They are non-places because they serve solely for transit, but that makes them no less important in terms of the quality and visibility of cities, particularly as more and more people are using public transport systems for work or leisure. Even in these non-places Italian ceramic tiles are able to perform three of their essential functions: withstanding stresses deriving from use by thousands of people; enhancing the spaces with textures, colours and ever larger and more appealing sizes; and helping to create the urban quality that is one of the most important goals of civilisation the world over.
Ceramic tile is being used in an original and distinctive way in many projects in Italy and worldwide, as demonstrated by the following projects featured in the Projects section of this website.