Serpentine Sculpture

Vanke Pavilion by Studio Libeskind. Tiles by Casalgrande Padana.
Vanke Pavilion by Studio Libeskind. Tiles by Casalgrande Padana.

Today’s Tile Addict fix takes readers back a couple of years to the Milan Expo 2015, where Studio Libeskind clad a serpentine-like structure with iridescent red ceramic scales.  The 40ft-tall Vanke Pavilion, which featured tiles by Casalgrande Padana, could be read both as a sculpture and as a building.  It was named after the pavilion’s founder, Chinese real estate developer China Vanke.  At the event, this sinuous structure drew comparisons ranging from a dragon to a soft-scoop ice cream.

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