Panariagroup brand Lea Ceramiche has been awarded the supply contract for ceramic surfaces for Europe’s largest construction project, recognised by Harvard for its outstanding innovative value.
Panariagroup brand Lea Ceramiche has been awarded 50% of the contract to supply the ceramic surfaces required for the Grand Paris Express project, a total of more than 110,000 square metres of tiles that will be used for the floor and wall coverings of 28 stations on the 4 Métro lines under construction in Paris ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games.
The supplied materials are highly durable and have exceptional technical characteristics, as well as the necessary ATEx (Technical Experimentation Assessment) certification issued by the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB). Lea Ceramiche participated in the tender alongside a consortium of companies (Mapei, CS Group and Pedrazzini) which will supply the remaining materials.
From May 2022 onwards, Lea Ceramiche has supplied ceramic surfaces for the Orly Airport station commissioned by the client ADP (Aéroport de Paris), consisting of more than 7,000 square metres of floor tiles for what will become one of the Paris Métro’s most important stations serving lines 14 (due to open in 2024) and 18 (scheduled to open in 2027).
“We are proud to be part of this project to transform one of Europe’s most important capital cities,” commented Emilio Mussini, Chairman of Panariagroup. “Lea Ceramiche, renowned as a leading Italian brand for architecture and interior design, has already collaborated with renowned French designers such as Norguet and Nigro and has been involved in important public and private supply contracts in France, including tiles for the Porte de Versailles Métro station, McDonald’s, Okko and Société Générale.”
The Grand Paris Express is Europe’s largest infrastructure project with 200 kilometres of new tracks and 68 new interconnected stations to be built by 2030.
The project was awarded the 14th Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design by Harvard University for its outstanding innovative value.