The new Tiburtina railway station in Rome, Italy, was designed as a bridge-station between two districts, Pietralata and Nomentano, which have been historically separated by the railway line. The main objective was to build a very modern locale. The new railway station is the largest public space of the city with about 200,000 passengers per day. As a result, durable floors that would be easy to clean were a priority for the high-trafficked space.
ABDR Studio in Rome, the designer for the project, selected the Buxy Collection by Cotto d'Estefor the flooring. When manufactured, the tiles are pressed three times and fired for over 90 minutes at a temperature of 1, 230-degrees Celsius -- giving them the strength needed for the foot traffic at the railway station.