The project at the Grand Hotel Trieste&Victoria of Abano Terme began in 2011 with the renovation of the beach and indoor pool and the connection to the new structure with the insertion of a mini spa as well.
In 2013, this was joined by the design of a newly constructed building adjacent to and communicating with the hotel: a 2,500 m2 structure distributed over two floors containing mud rooms, a pool, a medical consulting room, booths for beauty treatments, hallways, common areas and a club.
The idea of architect Bruno Polliero was to use porcelain stoneware instead of marble, processing the individual sheets artistically thanks to special cuts. The conceived flooring is carpets, with various designs depending on the destinations, bands, combs and two-tone checker boards, all skilfully adapted a laid by specialized workers.
For example, the mud rooms are innovative with a flush mounted tub where, instead of the classic mosaics, offset stoneware strips were used, patiently cut and meticulously glued. The flooring, on the other hand, was made uniform with the volume of the tub using textured stoneware.