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Index

VitrA 2

VitrA Tiles 4

Mission 6

References 7

Tourism 8

Residential 88

Sports 134

Airport 146

Office 156


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VitrA Tiles

Covering The World

VitrA Tiles is a leading European manufacturer of

professional and premium wall and floor tiles. Eight modern

plants in Turkey, Ireland, Germany and France having an

annual production capacity of 35 million m 2 , produce

ceramic and porcelain tiles, 60 percent of which is sent

to major international markets around the world. VitrA

Tiles has sales offices and showrooms in Atlanta, Cork

Dublin, Arklow, Moscow, Cologne, Sofia, Orleans and a

wide product portfolio that includes ceramic wall tiles,

ceramic and porcelain floor tiles, mosaic and glass mosaic

tiles, swimming pool tiles and complementary pieces. The

first producer of mosaic tiles in Turkey, VitrA Tiles has two

extensive tile ranges - VitrA Rezidans and VitrA Arkitekt

- providing a broad array of styles varying in size between

1 x 1 and 60 x 120 cm. VitrA Rezidans offers aesthetic

designs and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor tiles for

living areas. VitrA Arkitekt offers professional tiles designed

primarily for industrial and commercial establishments.

VitrA Tiles has an inhouse design team developing products

for all kinds of living spaces, from bathrooms to kitchens

and living rooms, terraces and pools. It also works with

prominent international designers like Defne Koz, NOA

and Ross Lovegrove to create special collections. Always

the innovator, VitrA Tiles launches numerous new design

concepts that reflect global design trends. These include

stylish and highly durable porcelain tile series, mosaic tiles

for every taste and other new products incorporating

advanced surface technologies like VitrAclean,

VitrAantibacterial and VitrAprotect.


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Mission:

Creating

Bathroom Culture

Influenced by the culture that gave birth to the

sociable, luxurious Turkish hammam, VitrA elevates

daily cleansing to make it a welcome ritual.

In essence, VitrA creates contemporary hammams

by applying superior aesthetic concepts and

sophisticated technology to every touchpoint in the

bathroom - while drawing inspiration from the art

and craftsmanship of Anatolian traditions in ceramic

art. Thus, our relationship with water is constantly

refined and redefined, as it was centuries ago with

the introduction of the hammam, to create new

Bathroom Culture.

Practical, comfortable and high-design, a VitrA

bathroom is a complete, contemporary living space.

It's as inviting - though more private - as a living

room or kitchen. In it we can restore balance to our

lives through rest, recreation, indulgence in personal

care and countless other revitalising activities.

As a result, the often overlooked space of the

bathroom becomes a core chamber that improves

not only our homes and our businesses, but also the

flow of our daily lives.


References


Tourism Customized Spaces

Designed for high comfort


W Hotel 10

Westminister Plaza 12

Temple Tree 14

Dakota Hotel 16

Butlins Shoreline Hotel 18

Witt ‹stanbul Suites 20

Cornelia Golf Resort 22

Miramar Al Aqah Beach 24

Mercure Hotel 26

Dom Aquaree Radisson SAS 28

Radisson SAS Rostov On Don 30

Renaissance Hotel-Atyrau 32

Renaissance Hotel-Aktau 34

Atlantis, The Palm 36

Legend ‹stanbul Hotel 38

Lush Hip Hotel 40

Alara Kum Beach Hotel 42

Calista Luxury Resort 44

Goldcity 46

Rixos Hotel Almaty 48

Rixos Libertas Hotel 50

Rixos Hotel Premium Belek 52

Rixos Hotel Beldibi 54

Rixos Hotel Bodrum 56

Rixos Hotel Labada 58

Rixos Hotel Tekirova 60

Spice Hotel 62

Al Murooj Complex 64

Isis Club & Residence Hotel 66

Konvoy Country Club 68

Trinidad Waterfront 70

Neo Shopping Mall 72

Europark Shopping Center 74

Peri Yachting 76

Queen Mary 2 78

Astana Congress Center 80

Mercado Restaurant 82

Ice Bar 84

Cairo Tower 86


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Tourism


W Hotels

Location: Doha, Qatar

Contractor: Nasa Multiplex

Architect: Nick Fillipou, Multiplex

Featuring 291 guest rooms and suites, 156 Luxury

serviced apartments and four dedicated meeting rooms,

the fantastically impressive W Doha is scheduled to

open in November 2008. With the high-energy interiors

and vivid, lifestyle driven design characteristic of W,

the W Doha will offer guests multiple signature

restaurants and lounges, the Bliss Spa, Sweat fitness

centre and W's distinctive lobby, called the ‘Living

Room.’

Apart from the vibrant energy and dramatic design,

another theme that runs common to all W hotels is

technology. A hugely popular hotel with the young

and the aspirational, technology is integrated into the

very spirit of W. From electronic check-in, iPod docking

stations, IP telephones and interactive television in

rooms to complete WiFi access and a meeting room

with every conceivable facility, W takes technology

and convenience very seriously indeed.

Being the first W in the Middle East, the W Doha will

set the precedent for more W Hotels soon to be

opened in Dubai and possibly other cities in the region.

Tourism

Nick Filipou from Multiplex preferred VitrA Mona Series in

the W Hotel.

Nick Fillipou of Multiplex: “We chose VitrA given the wide variety of contemporary products available, that are also of a high

quality and competitive price. VitrA provided the ideal solution for the W Doha Hotel, where we were searching for an elegant

and modern style of sanitaryware product, befitting the boutique nature of the hotel, but also a product that could stand the

test of time in a commercial application such as a hotel environment.”

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Tourism


Westminister Plaza

Location: London, U.K.

Pod Manufacturer: E. J. Badekabiner

Investor: Galliard-Homes Company

Westminster Bridge Park Plaza is an opulent, luxurious

Hotel situated directly opposite one of the capital's

largest tube and rail transport hubs, occupying a

commanding location with unrestricted views over

the Thames, Big Ben and The Houses of Parliament.

Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts are part of Carlson Hotels

Worldwide, the world's ninth largest hotel company.

The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is set to be one of

the most modern and architecturally striking apartment

hotels in London when it is completed and opened by

2010. The construction of the new luxury hotel started

in June 2007 and it is intended that the hotel should

be ready to host guests attending the London Olympics

in 2012.

There will be 960 design-led self-contained studio

guestrooms in Westminster Bridge Park Plaza, with

extensive leisure facilities such as concept restaurants,

bars and an onsite fitness centre with sauna, gym and

Jacuzzi. Other facilities include one of London’s largest

conference rooms, business lounges, executive meeting

rooms, a ballroom, two restaurants, a brasserie, bars,

and indoor pool.

Tourism

VitrA customized production Washbasin and VitrA customized production Matrix

Close-Coupled WC Pan were preferred in the Westminister Plaza.

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Tourism


Temple Tree

Location: Bentota, Sri Lanka

Architect: Vinod A. Jayasinghe

Situated in the coastal city of Induruwa, five minutes

away from Bentota, Temple Tree Resort & spa is an

idyllic place for a romantic getaway.

This deluxe boutique hotel consists of ten spacious

designer rooms with open concept washrooms, pool

with built in Jacuzzi made of natural stone and also a

spa specialising in inventive interpretations of Asian

treatments pampering the body.

Sized at 60 sq.m approximately, including balcony and

baths, the rooms feature sunken bathtubs and separate

rain showers.

Tourism

Vinod A. Jayasinghe preferred VitrA Piu Due Washbasin,

VitrA Retro WC Pan and VitrA Helice Bathtub in the Temple Tree.

Vinod A. Jayasinghe: “I became familiar with the VitrA brand in a variety of prestigious places I have visited across the globe.

Designing a dream bathroom plan for Temple Tree Resort & spa, I found the charming style and superior quality I wanted in

VitrA products.”

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Tourism


Dakota Nottingham

Location: Sherwood Business Park

Contractor: Straight Impact

Design Director: Greg Brooks

Architect: Amanda Rosa Interiors

Tucked along a business park on the doorstep of

Sherwood Forest, The Dakota Nottingham is aimed

at people looking for something different. The work

of award winning designer Amanda Rosa, the hotel

style is warm and inviting throughout. The bedrooms

have been designed to make guests feel at home with

fabulous linens, exclusive toiletries, big towels and

power showers.

Dakota currently offers seven meeting rooms; one

within the main hotel and six further rooms in the

adjacent Innovate building.

The Dakota Boardroom is ideal for formal meetings

and corporate dining, a dark wood interior with leather

armchairs round a large table. The Exhibition Space

on the second floor in the Innovative Centre offers

two large open areas, free of obstructions; perfect for

product launches, exhibitions and product displays.

Tourism

Greg Brookes from Amanda Rosa Interiors

preferred VitrA Uno Brassware in

the Dakota Hotel.

Greg Brookes: “Amanda Rosa Interiors worked together with the VitrA teams, both in the U.K. and in Turkey, to design and

develop the bespoke bathroom products for Dakota Nottingham, the first Dakota hotel in the U.K., completed in 2004. Specific

items supplied by VitrA included the vanity unit, taps and shower tray. The hotel has been an outstanding success both

commercially and for its design. VitrA products have proven to be manufactured to a very high standard, robust and durable,

and I would not hesitate to work with VitrA again on future hotel projects.”

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Tourism


Butlins Shoreline Hotel

Location: Bognor Regis, U.K.

Architect: Sam Stokoe, Newman Gauge

This contemporary hotel is set in landscaped gardens

and features 160 rooms over 4 floors, a lounge bar,

restaurant and sun terraces.

The Shoreline Hotel has a slightly futuristic,

contemporary style with shades of a cruise liner about

it. The nautical feel is reflected in the room naming

and Shoreline’s stylish and spacious bedrooms range

from studio level Hook’s Cabins; to Columbus Quarters;

through to deluxe Nelson’s Staterooms, many of which

come with balcony and sea views.

Sam Stokoe: “We chose VitrA products for The Shoreline Hotel for their design aesthetics along with VitrA’s reputation for

durability and ease of maintenance.”

Tourism

Sam Stokoe from Newman Gauge preferred VitrA Arkitekt

Sanitaryware in the Butlins Shoreline Hotel.

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Tourism


Witt ‹stanbul Suites

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Autoban Architects

Architect: Autoban Architects

Centrally located in ‹stanbul’s charming historic Cihangir

neighborhood, the imposing façade of ‹stanbul Suites

boutique hotel hides behind it a treasure trove of

contemporary design. Everything in the Suites is geared to

offer excellent comfort and a “home away from home” to

its guests. Windows open up to a fantastic ‹stanbul panorama,

and the restful tranquility of the interiors belies ‹stanbul

Suites’ close proximity to vibrant Beyo¤lu, the pulsing heart

of the metropolis.

‹stanbul Suites at a glance:

- Completely renovated 8 floor historic building on a

220 sq.m base

- 15 rooms from 60 sq.m, each a stylish monument to comfort

- Unimpeded view of the historic peninsula and the Bosphorus

from the rooms

- Concierge service round-the-clock

Created by architect Seyhan Özdemir and interior decorator

Sefer Ça¤lar, the founders of the globally acclaimed design

company Autoban, ‹stanbul Suites offers a unique blend of

function and convenience. Individual rooms are furnished

with furniture by world famous designers, while Ross

Lovegrove’s ‹stanbul collection for VitrA perfectly accentuates

the Turkish marble setting in the bathrooms.

Tourism

VitrA ‹stanbul Sanitaryware, VitrA ‹stanbul

Brassware & Accessories were preferred in

the Witt ‹stanbul Suites.

Autoban Architects: “‹stanbul Suites confers a distilled sense of ‹stanbul by virtue of its location and the view it commands.

We wanted to flow with that sense, to represent ‹stanbul with our design, and with Ross Lovegrove’s forms. The soft contours

of Lovegrove’s forms provide a contrast to the straight lined exterior appearance of the building, and that is precisely what we

wanted. Also, all the furnishings of the hotel were selected for high design value, many of them specially made for here.

The bathrooms had to live up to the rest of the environment in terms of design quality.”

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Tourism


Cornelia Golf Resort

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Atölye T Architect & Atölye A Architect

Architect: Atölye T Architect & Atölye A Architect

The 115.000 sq.m Cornelia Golf Resort is a futuristic

resort hotel set up on a 150.000 sq.m estate in Antalya,

Belek. Equipped to offer the comfort of a five-star

urban hotel, Cornelia Golf Resort has 600 rooms

including ten suites and fifteen private villas.

The golf club boasts Turkey’s first ever signature golf

course spread over 1200 acres, as well as the first golf

academy in the country. Two football fields and eleven

tennis courts are among other sports facilities in the

resort. The hotel also serves guests with a 5.000 sq.m

spa center and a hi-tech 300 person congress center.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware & Brassware, VitrA Rezidans Tiles were

preferred in the Cornelia Golf Resort.

Ayhan Gereli: “The interior decoration of the hotel follows a modernist and minimalist reinterpretation of traditional Ottoman

architecture. Ceramic tiles used in the rooms were specially produced by VitrA to Atölye A Architect’s design.”

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Tourism


Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort

Location: Fujairah, U.A.E.

Architect: Rami Edihahan

Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, managed by Iberotel,

is located on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates,

approximately 45 km from Fujairah city and 90 minutes

from cosmopolitan Dubai, with many rooms facing

the sea and a private beach in the charming Emirate

of Fujairah.

The 5-star Beach Resort has an ideal location for a

relaxing holiday with Moroccan architecture and

façades. The main building is spread out in clusters of

3 floors.

Surrounded by a beautiful natural environment and

landscaped gardens, the 313 guestrooms and 20 suites

of Miramar Al Aqah Beach offers the luxury of resort

living.

Tourism

VitrA Softcube Sanitaryware, Arkitekt Sanitaryware,

Neon Bathtub and Harmony Whirlpool were preferred in

the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort.

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Tourism


Mercure Hotel

Location: Kyrenia, Cyprus

Contractor: Akfen Holding

Architect: Nedim Dikmen

The 5 star Mercure Hotel is located in Kyrenia in

Cyprus. The 299 room hotel has a golf course, tennis

courts, a spa with a Turkish bath and whirlpool, open

and covered swimming pools as well as public and

private beaches at the service of clients.

The hotel is equipped with VitrA WC pan, washbasin,

urinal and concealed cistern systems, Juno and Armix

faucets with Arkitekt series accessories, Nova 5F sliding

shower sets, shower trays, bathtubs and whirlpool

tubs.

dynamic architecture

as a landmark for the city

Tourism

Nedim Dikmen preferred VitrA Juno Washbasin and VitrA Juno

Brassware in the Mercure Hotel.

Nedim Dikmen: “The VitrA brand offers the highest quality vitrified and ceramic products, and the best solutions especially for

high traffic hotel environments. Its design superiority is another major reason why I prefer to work with VitrA.”

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Tourism


Dom Aquaree Berlin Radisson SAS

Location: Berlin, Germany

Contractor: DEBA Systemtechnik Gmbh

Architect: Serge Tchoban von nps & Partner GbR

The five-star luxury hotel Radisson SAS is located in

the heart of the German capital, directly on the river

Spree and opposite the Berlin Cathedral.

The ultra- modern hotel features the world’s largest

cylindrical aquarium in its lobby, the 25 metre high

AquaDom boasting 2,500 tropical fish and 1 million

litres of salt-water.

All 427 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and

have a spectacular view of either Berlin or the colourful

ocean view of the AquaDom. Facilities of Dom Aquaree

Berlin Radisson SAS include wellness area “Splash”

with swimming pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness

room, conference area on the ground floor with a

space of 1340 sq.m, and 10 air-conditioned meeting

rooms.

Tourism

VitrA Juno Washbasin was preferred in

the Dom Aquaree Radisson SAS.

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Tourism


Radisson SAS Rostov-On-Don

Location: Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Contractor: Rosbuild

The stylish and exciting Radisson SAS Don Hotel

commands a direct view of the fabled River Don.

Featuring 81 specially-designed rooms, a variety of

superbly-equipped suites and one exceptional

Presidential Suite, Radisson SAS treats guests to a new

level of world class luxury in Rostov-On-Don. The hotel

is ideally located in the heart of the entertainment

and commercial districts.

Tourism

VitrA Espace Sanitaryware, VitrA Nuova Sanitaryware were

preferred in the Radisson SAS Rostov-On-Don.

The owner of the building Mr. Sarkis Gogoryan preferred VitrA because of excellent design and good quality. Various collections

such as Espace, Nuova, and Matrix were selected to be used in the hotel. Each VitrA collection brings an individual design to

the hotel room.

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Tourism


Renaissance Hotel-Atyrau

Location: Atyrau, Kazakhstan

Mechanical Contractor: LCA Engineering LLP

Architect: Bod Architects

The Renaissance Atyrau Hotel, situated on the

European side of Atyrau, the oil capital of Kazakhstan,

is located along the main avenue overlooking the Ural

River. With its 202 guestrooms, the Renaissance Atyrau

Hotel is the only international brand hotel in Atyrau

and the second Renaissance hotel in Kazakhstan.

The hotel has the biggest conference facilities in Atyrau

with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, the

newest and largest gym and health facilities and a

fabulous 13 m. swimming pool.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware and VitrA Matrix Brassware were

preferred in the Renaissance Hotel - Atyrau.

LCA Engineering LLP’s Partner Osman Ar›: “After detailed search, we as The Mechanical Contractor proposed VitrA Plumbing

fixtures and fittings for our project and they were approved by our Project Design Architect”

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Renaissance Hotel-Aktau

Location: Aktau, Kazakhstan

Mechanical Contractor: LCA Engineering LLP

Architect: BOD Architects

Aktau, located on a unique peninsula in Kazakhstan,

is a large seaport in the Mangistau Region. With

breathtaking views of the Caspian Sea, the Renaissance

Aktau Hotel is within walking distance to the beach

and minutes from the city center with its wonderful

shops and restaurants.

The hotel has 120 spacious rooms and suites. Facilities

include indoor and heated outdoor swimming pool,

sauna, fitness center and a 200 person ballroom.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Wasbasin, VitrA Matrix Brassware and VitrA Nouva

WC Pan were preferred in the Renaissance Hotel - Aktau.

LCA Engineering LLP’s Partner Osman Ar›: “After detailed search, we as The Mechanical Contractor proposed VitrA Plumbing

fixtures and fittings for our project and they were approved by our Project Design Architect”

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Atlantis, The Palm

Location: Dubai, U.A.E.

Developer: Kerzner International & Istithmar

Contractor: Al Naboodah Laing O’Rourke

Atlantis, The Palm, is the brain child of Sol Kerzner

and the sister hotel of the spectacular Atlantis, Paradise

Island in the Bahamas. This dynamic property is rising

in Dubai from the coastline of the largest man-made

island in the world, the Palm Jumeirah. Positioned as

the flagship property it is, situated at the apex of the

Palm Jumeirah’s Crescent, Atlantis, The Palm,

majestically crowns the development, while surrounded

by the beautifully tranquil sea of the Arabian Gulf.

The resort will offer more than 1,500 guest

accommodations at the Royal Towers, with over 16

restaurants, bistros and cafes, bars and lounges, and

extensive meeting facilities including the opulent Royal

Palm ballroom and the Palm Terrace which will overlook

the tropical landscape and lapping waters between the

central fronds and the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah.

As the ultimate resort destination, Atlantis, The Palm,

will be full of trails of discovery, with over 68,000 m 3

(15 million gallons) of salt and fresh water attractions,

vibrant entertainment which will bring a host of oceanthemed

delights into the very centre of any holiday

experience, thrilling the senses and unearthing new

encounters for all beginning in late 2008.

Tourism

VitrA Arkitekt Sanitaryware, VitrA Riva WC Pan and VitrA Riva

Bidet were preferred in the Atlantis.

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Legend ‹stanbul Hotel

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Utopya Architects - Metro Travel

Architect: Serhan Sar›p›nar, Utopya Architects

Nestled in a rustic setting in ‹stanbul’s popular weekend

retreat village of Polonezköy, Legend ‹stanbul Hotel

is the ideal spot for guests looking for quiet, tranquility

and excellent comfort in the midst of nature.

The hotel has 43 rooms comprised of a king suite,

a honeymoon suite, two junior suites, seven deluxe

rooms and 32 standard rooms. The windows of the

rooms open up to a view of the guesthouse’s spacious

garden, or overlook a panorama of the surrounding

hills covered by forests of oak and sycamore.

Amenities include outdoor swimming pool, indoor

swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, beauty and health

center, spa, two meeting halls, and a 350 person

ballroom.

Tourism

VitrA ‹stanbul Sanitaryware, Brassware & Accessories, Bathtub

and VitrA Tiles were preferred in the Legend Hotel.

“Legend ‹stanbul Hotel prides itself on being a restful sanctuary, and the bathrooms are an integral element of the refined

comfort we offer our guests. We found the sophistication and quality we wanted at Intema, from vitrified sanitaryware, porcelain

floor and wall tiles, and accessories to Ross Lovegrove’s acclaimed ‹stanbul collection for VitrA.”

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Lush Hip Hotel

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Plan A

Architect: Elif Özdemir

Lush Hip Hotel is a renovated early 20th century

townhouse in the center of bustling metropolitan

‹stanbul. Blending modern style with traditional Turkish

hospitality, the hotel provides dynamic accommodation

and a popular cafe-restaurant.

Amenities and services include restaurant, bar, fitness,

spa and wellness center, meeting and banquet facilities.

What makes Lush stand out among other boutique

hotels is its 22 attractive rooms of varying sizes each

individually designed around a different theme from

Art nouveau or Scandinavian to Pop Art or Ottoman.

Tourism

Elif Özdemir preferred VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware & Brassware,

VitrA Pennyround Tiles in the Lush Hip Hotel.

“Given the very different styles we pursued in the decoration of our rooms, it could have been a struggle to come up with

matching bathroom decors. Happily, with their expansive product ranges, VitrA had several options suitable for every style.

I am happy to say we ended up using VitrA products in almost all our bathrooms. I have been using VitrA for a long time now,

possibly all the way since 84 when I embarked on my profession. To this day, they remain my first choice. They are well established

brands, with the concomitant experience and expertise; and the advanced production technologies they employ help set them

apart. VitrA is a leading name in the sector, and, as an architect, I appreciate the new benchmarks it sets with its innovative

approach to products, services and communication.”

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Alara Kum Beach Hotel

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Alara Hotels

Architect: R. Tolga Gürel

The five-star Alara Kum Beach Hotel stands on the

fabulous ‹ncekum beach in the popular Alanya district

of Antalya. Flanked by a Mediterranean forest, the

hotel is made up of two blocks with a total of 197

rooms. Alara Kum Beach Hotel has its own private

beach on ‹ncekum.

In addition to Alara Kum Beach Hotel, the holding

company owns and manages five more hotels in various

parts of Antalya, including Alara Hotel, Alara Park,

Alara West, Alara Star and Alara Select. The six Alara

hotels together add up to a total bed capacity of 2500,

and welcome guests from over 30 countries.

Tourism

VitrA Retro & Nuovella Sanitaryware, VitrA Ares Brassware,

VitrA Rezidans & Defne Koz ‹znik Tiles were preferred in

the Alara Kum Beach Hotel.

R. Tolga Gürel: “Our company has been in operation since 1983, and we have gone with VitrA almost from the start.

All bathrooms in our hotel rooms as well as the public toilets of our facilities are decked with VitrA fixtures, and we have never

had cause for complaint in all these decades. Our clientele appreciates the quality that VitrA brand stands for. So I can state

VitrA will continue to be our choice both in renovations and in new projects.

We prefer VitrA, not only for the brand's high quality and reliability, but also for the wide product range that gives us the wealth

of options we need with different architectural styles and requirements.”

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Calista Luxury Resort

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Ozkar Construction

Architect: GMP Architekten von Gerkan,

Mang und Partner

The 5 star Calista Luxury Resort is located on the Belek

coast of Antalya. Spread over an area of 120.000sqm,

the hotel's unique architectural design and attention

to every last detail ensure guests a memorable stay.

Accomodation at Calista Luxury Resort varies from

themed villas, suites and deluxe rooms to sumptuous

standard rooms. Facilities include restaurants, bars,

5 tennis courts, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness

centre, disco, a 3.500sq.m Spa centre with Jacuzzi,

Turkish bath, saunas, steam bath, ice room and beauty

centre, cinema hall and three meeting rooms.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware & Brassware, VitrA Piu Due Washbasin

were preferred in the Calista Luxury Resort.

Calista Luxury Resort Technical Manager Nadir Yalg›n: “Calista Luxury Resort features a radically distinctive architecture, and

a unique a la carte all inclusive concept. We chose VitrA products, because it was by far the best brand to represent the ambitious

standards we had set for our hotel. The positive feedback we receive from guests and partners continues to prove us right.

VitrA products constitute an essential component of Calista Luxury Resort's exceptional quality, and we hope to stay with VitrA

for many years to come.”

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Goldcity

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Aydo¤an A.fi.

Architect: Kerim Aydo¤an

Goldcity is a 5-star condominium, spa and hotel

complex located in Karg›cak, Alanya, on a glorious

scenic mount with views over the Mediterranean and

verdant banana groves.

Attractively terraced in tiers, the complex is comprised

of a 120 room hotel, freehold apart villas and

penthouses, and semi-detached and detached private

villas, not to mention what is arguably the best

equipped and most spacious of shoreline spas. Facilities

include eight restaurants, fifteen bars, a covered

swimming pool, and a total of 77 open pools.

Tourism

VitrA Form 300 Sanitaryware, VitrA Arion & VitrA Ilia Brassware,

VitrA Ilia Accessories, VitrA Arkitekt & VitrA Urban Life Tiles were

preferred in the Goldcity Hotel.

Kerim Aydo¤an: “Goldcity Tourism Complex is managed along the strict guidelines of service quality, enthusiasm, trust, respect

to nature, and excellent client relations. The feedback from our clients prove that we made the right choice in selecting VitrA

products for our project.”

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Rixos Hotel Almaty

Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan

Contractor: Sembol Construction And Trade Co.

Architect: Arketipo Design

The five-star, 158.000 sq.m Rixos Hotel Almaty features

262 rooms including 2 king suites, 24 deluxe+suites,

36 standard, deluxe, duplex suites. The general style

of the hotel is modern classic European.

In addition to the atrium and shops on the ground

floor, other facilities of the hotel are spa, Turkish

hammam, restaurants, fitness center, entertainment

center, night club, meeting rooms and ball room.

Tourism

Esin Sözer from Arketipo Design preferred VitrA Euro WC Pan, VitrA

Assos Brassware and VitrA Rezidans Tiles in the Rixos Almaty Hotel.

Arketipo: “The durability and stylish aesthetics of VitrA products are exactly what we wanted in this project. That is why we chose

VitrA for Rixos Hotel Almaty”

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Rixos Libertas Hotel

Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Contractor: Sembol Construction And Trade Co.

Architect: Tabanl›o¤lu Architects

Situated in the peaceful area of Dubrovnik,

only 15 minutes walk from the Old Town, the waterfront

Rixos Libertas Dubrovnik has been reborn as the

ultimate luxury hotel for discerning travellers.

The 315 room Rixos Libertas Rixos has set about creating

the most luxurious hotel on the Adriatic and every

detail has been carefully considered to achieve this

goal. All the rooms have a sea view, private balcony

and cutting edge technology, and the hotel boasts a

stunning range of executive rooms and suites.

Amenities include outdoor and indoor swimming pools,

Spa and Wellness, Turkish bath, Fitness center, water

sports, multipurpose ballroom conference & business

facilities and a well equipped business center.

Tourism

VitrA Nuovella Washbasin, VitrA Matrix Wc Pan, VitrA ‹stanbul

Brassware were preferred in the Rixos Libertas Hotel.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand's track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Rixos Hotel Premium Belek

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Ekopark Tur Construction

Architect: Kürflat Aybak, Atkins, Tabanl›o¤lu

Covering an area of 400.000 sq.m in a forest of pine

and pistachio trees, Rixos Hotel Premium Belek is

often referred to as Europe's first seven-star hotel.

The 1500 bed hotel offers guests exceptional amenities

including a 1.000 m long sandy beach,

12 restaurants, a climbing wall, skate ramp, trampoline,

beach volleyball, 10 tennis courts, playgrounds, archery,

table tennis, a cinema, dance studio, football pitches,

gondola rides along the lake and watersports.

There are several exclusive villas with indoor pools in

the complex, a 5.000 sq.m spa, and a Troy-themed

waterpark with rapids, curly slides and a 25-metre

wooden horse.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix and VitrA Retro Sanitaryware, VitrA Matrix Brassware and

VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Rixos Hotel Premium Belek.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand’s track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Rixos Hotel Beldibi

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Sembol Construction

Rixos Hotel Beldibi is located directly on Antalya's

beautiful Beldibi coast, flanked by the impressive

Taurus Mountains. The hotel is built on a 40.000 m 2

area with one main building offering 270 standard

rooms two of which were specially adapted for persons

with special needs, two Suites, a King Suite and a Royal

King Suite.

The Beauty and Health Center has a sauna, Turkish

hammam, and spacious relaxation room. Other

amenities of the hotel include an Aqua park with large

activity pool, a separate pool for children,

a heated indoor pool, and bookable beach huts.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware, VitrA Matrix Bathtub, VitrA Matrix Brassware

and VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Rixos Hotel Beldibi.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand’s track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Rixos Hotel Bodrum

Location: Mu¤la, Turkey

Contractor: Sembol Construction

Architect: Arketipo Design

Located on the Milas-Bodrum Road, the Rixos Bodrum

spreads over a rural area of 187.000 sq.m. The hotel

consists of the main building, bungalows and villas,

adding up to a total of 451 rooms.

The hotel grounds feature a large activity pool with

four slides, main pool, children's pool and heated

indoor pool. Enjoying stunning views from its elevated

position, the Rixos boasts a high standard of decor

and furnishings.

Tourism

VitrA Retro Sanitaryware, VitrA Matrix Brassware,

VitrA Matrix Bathtub, VitrA Atlanta Accessories and VitrA Urban

Life Tiles were preferred in the Rixos Hotel Bodrum.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand’s track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Rixos Hotel Labada

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Sembol Construction

Architect: Kürflat Aybak, Aytekin Gültekin

Rixos Hotel Labada in Çamyuva is the first 5 star resort

hotel in the Rixos hotel chain. The hotel is built on a

20.000 sqm area, and features a main building with

167 Standard rooms, 4 Junior Suites, 3 Suites, 4 Family

rooms and 1 King Suite.

Facilities include spa center, outdoor and indoor

swimming pools and an aquapark.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware, VitrA Artemis Brassware, VitrA Atlanta Accessories

and VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Rixos Hotel Labada.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand’s track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Rixos Hotel Tekirova

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: Sembol Construction

Architect: Erdal Tusavul, Aytekin Gültekin

The Rixos Tekirova is located in Tekirova on the

Turquoise Coast of the Mediterranean, in a bay of its

own surrounded by pine trees.

Built on a 95.000 sq.m site and with 600 rooms in

total, Rixos Hotel Tekirova gives service with 139

standard rooms, 2 family suites, 4 superior standards,

the A block with 5 rooms for handicapped, 338 standard

rooms, the B block with 14 family suites and 2 king

suites and 96 family rooms.

Amenities include a large activity pool with four water

slides, main pool, children's pool and heated indoor

pool, as well as a beauty and health center with a

sauna, Turkish bath and large relaxation room.

Tourism

VitrA Retro Sanitaryware, VitrA Matrix Brassware, VitrA Matrix Bathtub

and VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Rixos Hotel Tekirova.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand’s track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Spice Hotel

Location: Antalya, Turkey

Contractor: ‹çkale Company Union

Architect: Ömer ‹çkale

Fantastically positioned on a sandy beach in Belek, Antalya,

Spice Hotel is a sumptuous five-star retreat surrounded

by lovely tropical gardens. Accomodation includes

91 suites, two royal suites, two honeymoon suites,

a penthouse suite, 8 junior suites, 8 connected rooms,

6 rooms for persons with special needs, 6 nonsmoking

rooms, 353 standard rooms, as well as 22 villas, adding up

to a total bed capacity of 1092.

A semi-olympic indoor pool, outdoor swimming pools,

aquapark with 8 slides, children’s pool, whirlpool bath,

Turkish hammam and spa are some of the facilities

available to Spice Hotel guests.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware and VitrA Diagon & Matrix Brassware

were preferred in the Spice Hotel.

Ömer ‹çkale, Civil Engineer, Vice-Chairman of Board, ‹çkale Group of Companies - ‹çkale is not only the constructor, but also

the investor of Spice Hotel & Spa. For this showcase project, we chose our washbasins faucets, shower sets, sanitaryware and

bathroom accessories from VitrA. The superior material quality and workmanship the brands offer ensure us long term benefits

in terms of maintenance and repair. And the always on time deliveries were especially valuable to us given the strict deadlines

constructors are obliged to work with. Lastly, I must state the stylish VitrA designs have enhanced our guests’ appreciation of

the overall architectural quality. We are highly satisfied with both product quality and customer service. So much so that,

VitrA products are certain to be ‹çkale’s first choice in future construction as well as investment projects.”

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Al Murooj Complex

Location: Dubai, U.A.E.

Main Contractor: Al Ahmadiah Contracting

Architect: Artec Consultants

The beautifully designed Al Murooj is a $95.4 million

multi-purpose luxury complex, featuring 8 residential

towers of 14 floors with a total of 612 deluxe apartments

and penthouses, a department store, a 14-storey 5 Star

Rotana Hotel Tower with 248 rooms, a state of the

art leisure center and the city's only floating food court

constructed over an artificial lake.

With a signature bold use of color, refined architectural

detailing and vibrant rich fabrics, Al Murooj Rotana

Suites looks like no other residence in the district.

All 147 deluxe serviced apartments, duplexes and

penthouse, boast magnificent panoramic views. It’s

strongly Arabian yet international, traditional and

contemporary. One feels it in the indulgence of every

unit , in the lush furniture and pampering bathrooms.

The comfort of the bathrooms is particularly attended

to - a refined combination of marble, light and shade

beige colors, comfortable niches for shower and

bathtub enriched by a touch of oriental atmosphere,

designed to pamper and relax even the busiest business

traveler.

Tourism

VitrA Arkitekt Undercounter Basin was preferred in

the Al Murooj Complex.

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Isis Club & Residence Hotel

Location: Mu¤la, Turkey

Contractor: Modül Art

Architect: H. Yalç›n Kezer

Isis is an outstanding hotel, with panoramic views over

Bodrum's Gümbet bay. The hotel is located right by the

blue Aegean Sea, with its own large private sundeck.

Accommodation at Isis comes in two different styles.

The Isis Residential at the main hotel building offers suites,

junior suites, family rooms, deluxe rooms and rooms for

persons with disabilities, while the Isis Club which is the

resort village of the complex features triple rooms, double

rooms, family rooms and special disabled rooms.

Facilities at Isis include open-air swimming pool,

indoor heated swimming pool, mini-football and basketball,

as well as a spa with beauty center, sauna, Turkish bath,

massage, body care, fitness center and jacuzzi.

Isis was recently renovated, and all of the Club rooms

have been completely refurbished.

Tourism

VitrA Retro Sanitaryware, VitrA Minimax Brassware and VitrA Arkitekt

Porcelain Tiles were preferred in the Isis Club & Residence Hotel.

H. Yalç›n Kezer: “We are meticulous about our choice of building materials and elements in our design as well as construction

projects. We always prefer to work with VitrA, thanks to the stylish forms and superior quality of the products, and the excellent

customer support that the brand is known for.”

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Konvoy Country Club

Location: ‹zmir, Turkey

Contractor: Modül Art

Architect: H. Yalç›n Kezer, Umut Güzelant

The equestrian sports and recreational facility Konvoy

Country Club is located in the rural countryside of

‹zmir province’s Seferihisar district. The Club is spread

over a 265 acre land, serving members and guests with

a full range of amenities that include restaurants,

swimming pool and an eight room boutique hotel.

The spacious, laid-back complex closely follows

traditional local architectural style. Accordingly,

generous use was made of local building materials

including Urla stone, wood and hand-made bricks.

Interior and exterior floors are paved with aged beige

and white travertine and other natural stones.

Tourism

H. Yalç›n Kezer “We have always been exacting in our choice of building materials and elements in all our design and construction

work. Artema has long been our go-to brand when it comes to fixture, both for the superior quality and aesthetics of its products,

and for the brand's excellent customer support that we know we can rely on.”

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Trinidad Waterfront

Location: Trinidad & Tobago

Contractor: Bouygues

Trinidad Waterfront is a major real-estate project

encompassing two high-rise office buildings and

a 26-storey 5-star Hyatt hotel, as well as a conference

centre, shopping mall and car park.

Tourism

VitrA American type syphonic

WC Pan & urinal were preferred in the

Trinidad Waterfront.

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Neo Shopping Mall

Location: Eskiflehir, Turkey

Contractor: Krea Group

Eskiflehir’s first contemporary shopping and lifestyle

center, Neo was opened in early 2007 on a 50 thousand

sq.m area. The mall itself rises on 11.500 sq.m, and

features a vast hypermarket, over 100 individual shops,

cafés, restaurants, exhibition and concert sites, as well

as 9 movie halls with a 1500 person total capacity.

Neo is designed to serve seven million visitors annually.

“We settled on VitrA products for the ceramicware of Neo Shopping Mall. Our choice was influenced by the very favorable

quality-price ratio of the products. And VitrA’s reliability as a well established brand was another decisive factor.”

Tourism

VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred for the Neo Shopping Mall.

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EuroPark Shopping Center

Location: Moscow, Russia

Contractor: Kontek Construction

Architect: RTKL

Europark is a prestigious shopping center on a very

upscale street of Moscow, Rublovskoe Shosse.

Completed in 2005, the 86.500 sq.m center boasts a

high-tech form of architecture.

The project included shops, supermarket and cinemas.

Tourism

VitrA Customized Production Arkitekt Porcelain tiles were preferred

in Europark Shopping Center.

All the floors, including halls, toilets and technical zones were covered by VitrA tiles. Special forms like flowers, leaves and logos

were carved in the factory and shipped to the site as precast.

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Peri Yachting

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Peri Yachting

Architect: Scaro Design-Selçuk Koçak

Slicing through the water and recognisable by its sleek,

aerodynamic lines, the Peri composite yacht is the

new performance leader. It combines speed with

stability and an absence of vibrations for a supreme

sense of navigating pleasure.

Thoroughbred performance is matched by refined

design. The feeling of luxury claims the spotlight.

The first impression is one of lavish space: the renowned

“roominess” particular to Peri. New dimensions open

up, from the broad, teak-clad outer decks to the

generous flybridge, with its privileged views of the sea.

Inside, the design team has done full justice to the

expanded space. The fine proportions allow for more

gracious entertaining, but also for greater privacy and

intimacy. The large state-rooms and glamorous ensuite

bathrooms are a serene world of their own.

Tourism

VitrA Matrix Washbasin was preferred in the Peri Yachts.

“As a global brand, Peri Yachting caters to a sophisticated clientele with refined tastes. Given the superior quality and exquisite

design of VitrA bathroom products and fixtures, we believe VitrA is the perfect choice to complement Peri yachts.”

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Queen Mary 2

Location: France, U.K.

Contractor: Marbresol

Five swimming pools adorning the deck of Queen

Mary 2, the biggest cruiser of the world, have been

covered with Vitra porcelains. Queen Mary 2 has five

decks, and is 345 meters in length and has a 2600

passenger capacity. Construction of this luxury vessel

was completed in December 2003 through efforts of

over 3000 workers with a total cost of Eur 800 Millions.

Pool tiles under Vitra Arkitekt Products; pool and

channel edges, beading, corners, coveskirtings were

designed specially for the project by engineers of

Queen Mary 2 and Eczac›bafl› VitrA Tiles Project Team.

All the porcelain materials, and ceramic parts of pools

were chosen from the architectural program of VitrA.

Vessel building engineers and Vitra engineers

cooperated to respond to specific requirements for

the construction of Queen Mary 2.

Tourism

VitrA Arkitekt Pool Tiles were preferred in

the Queen Mary 2.

Eczac›bafl› Building Group on the project: “To solve the planning problems which hamper creativity, VitrA Arkitekt Series was

developed as a special program for professional users, so that functional solutions could be provided by the two important

characteristics of the series; 'modularity and compatibility' with RAL Colors''

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Astana Congress Center

Location: Astana, Kazakhstan

Contractor: Sembol Construction And Trade Co.

Architect: Linea Mimarl›k, Gültekin Mimarl›k

Astana Congress center is a main culture center

of Astana City. The 51.000 sqm. Congress Center

has a capacity of 5.000 and also has additional

smaller size meeting and event rooms.

Tourism

VitrA Nuovella Washbasin, VitrA Arkitekt

WC Pan and VitrA Aquatech Brassware were

preferred in the Astana Congress Center project.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol’s high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand’s track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Mercado Restaurant

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Contractor: Biston

Architect: Taavi Aunre

Ülemiste City is the most modern innovation city in

the Nordic Countries, its biggest values being the

human-centeredness, energy-efficiency, environmentfriendliness

and the creative approach in developing

a modern working environment. The city is basically

divided into three zones - bureaus, the industrial

buildings and the exhibition centre. Ülemiste City is

a business hub founded on open thinking, where the

seeds of good ideas are sown and given all the support

and encouragement they need to sprout into successful

projects.

Seating over 550 people, the new and impressive

Mercado Restaurant in Ülemiste is one of the biggest

dining establishments in Estonia. The restaurant,

situated on the ground floor of a building in Ülemiste

City, is a very special milieu for receptions and gala

dinners, offering a wide selection of possibilities.

Mercado Restaurant consists of four specialized

sections; souperie, boulangerie, grill and a la carte.

Tourism

Taavi Aunre preferred VitrA ‹stanbul Brassware and VitrA ‹stanbul

Urinals in the Mercado Restaurant.

Taavi Aunre: “The reason why I used VitrA sanitaryware in Mercado Restaurant is very simple, it’s because VitrA has unique

outstanding design concepts, specially the ‹stanbul Collection. The natural form is pure advantage.”

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ICE BAR

Location: London, U.K.

Contractor: Straight Impact

Architect: David Rymer, Straight Impact

Absolut Icebar London is the first permanent bar made

of ice in the UK located in the heart of Mayfair in

London.

Absolut Icebar London is kept at minus 5 degrees all

year round, and everything inside is made out of crystal

clear ice transported especially from the Torne River

in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. The walls, bar, tables, and even

the cocktail glasses are carved out of the purest ice.

Every six months the bar is completely made over with

a brand new design.

Tourism

David Rymer from Straight Impact preferred VitrA Nuovella

Washbasin, VitrA Ilia Brassware in the Ice Bar.

David Rymer-Straight Impact: “The only permanent icebar in the U.K., where everything -from the walls, the bar, and the bar

stools, to the “glass” that holds your drink - is made from ice. A unique bar, a unique experience and a unique challenge for

Straight Impact, the design company which managed the project. Along with its sister-bar, “belowzero”, this is a true designer

destination, with a clintele whose expectations of good design and a stylish environment could not be higher. So when it came

to choosing a company to supply fittings and furniture for the bathrooms, VitrA was a natural choice.”

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Cairo Tower

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Contractor: ARAB Contactors

External Cladding Contractor: Alyoussef Co.

Architect: Naoum Shabib

The Cairo Tower is a free-standing concrete TV tower

in the capital city of Egypt. 187 meters tall, in the form

of a latticework tube that fans out slightly at the top,

it is the world’s fourth highest tower. It is made of

granite, the same material often used by the ancient

Egyptians, and is about 45 meters taller than the Great

Pyramid at Giza.

Completed in 1961 under the direction of Naoum

Shabib, some say that the tower is, after the Great

Pyramid, Cairo's most famous landmark. Certainly this

tallest of Cairo's buildings is a highlight of the modern

city. Cairo tower is crowned by an observation deck

and a restaurant.

Tourism

VitrA Customized Arkitekt Porcelain Tiles and VitrA Fix products

were preferred for the Cairo Tower.

VitrA manufactured specially commissioned 2,5 x 2,5 cm reproductions of the original mosaics for the renovation of the Cairo

Tower. The renovation project also made extensive use of VitrAfix products.

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Designed for high quality

accomodation


Langworthy 90

Chips 92

Moho Project 94

Lister Mills 96

Baneasa Residence 98

Emerald Residences 100

Marina Promenade 102

Göcek Hills 104

Göcek Portville 106

Incity 108

Terrazzo -

The Gulch Condominiums 110

The Shore Condominiums 112

Kasaba 114

Trend 116

Konsept 118

Narcity 120

Emerald Beach Resort 122

Sirena Apartments 124

Eston Deniz 126

Uphill Court 128

Armada Park Houses 130

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Langworthy

Location: Salford, U.K.

Contractor: Urban Splash

Architect: David Shanks, Shedkem

Langworthy Park (Chimney Pot Park) represents a case

study for the re-use of existing Victorian red brick

terraces into modern housing to meet the changing

needs of younger first time purchasers.

The terraced houses in the Seedley and Langworthy

area were built around 1910, laid out in a regular

terraced grid and adjoining a neighbourhood park to

the south. Elevated above street level, Langworthy

Park was built on the infill site of a former reservoir,

and affords views over the rooftops of the adjacent

properties - for this reason, it has been known locally

as ‘Chimney Pot Park’.

Urban Splash's scheme consciously draws on the

character of the neighbourhood, appropriating this

name for its development. Their intervention is a small

part of the wider Seedley and Langworthy area, roughly

a five by two block parcel of the terraced housing grid.

Residential

David Shanks of Shedkem preferred VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware

and VitrA Ilia Brassware in the Langworthy Residence.

David Shanks: “Fittings were chosen which extended this approach, the simple clean lines of the Matrix wall hung sanitaryware

by VitrA clearly complements this.”

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Chips

Location: Ancoats, U.K.

Pod Producer: Offsite Solutions

Architect: Alsop

Quirky, bold and robust, Chips forms the first major

development for the Alsop designed masterplan for

New Islington in Manchester.

The ‘Chips’ building comprises three equal-height,

long, thin new build masses approximately 100m long

by 14m wide stacked and staggered upon one another

creating an elevated ground floor and eight levels of

apartments.

The building is clad in a composite wall faced with a

cladding covered in newspaper print with text that

echoes the industrial heritage of the Ancoats area.

The design provides a mix of living and studio units

and a 420sq.m destination restaurant within a single

project. The one, two and three bedroom apartments

are planned internally around a central ‘pod’ unit,

housing the bathroom and kitchen areas.

The apartments can be open plan or sub-divided

by the use of large folding screens.

Residential

VitrA Form 300 Wall Hung WC pan and VitrA Form 300 Washbasin

were preferred for the Chips Residence.

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Moho Project

Location: Manchester, U.K.

Contractor: Urban Splash

Architect: ShedKM Architects

Short for modular housing, the Moho project is the

first ever private housing scheme in the U.K. for which

all 102 apartments were constructed in a factory before

being assembled on site.

Coming in a varied mixture of sizes and types, the

apartments are based on a factory produced

pre-fabricated residential unit which, through a series

of additional clip on components, give compact, high

quality accommodation for sale in the private sector.

Moho develops the application of pre-fabrication

already successfully used in mixed tenure housing,

and transfers it to the private sector.

Though the spaces are compact, the addition of prefab

balconies create areas for residents to have parties,

grow small gardens, and meet up with their neighbors

for after-work drinks. Customized furniture was built

in to make good use of the space and to save money.

The bathrooms were finished in the same Fermacel

wallboard as the living areas.

shedkm

Residential

VitrA Arkitekt Sanitaryware was preferred in the Moho Residence.

ShedKM�”We chose VitrA products, notably the 'Matrix' system, for their�smart and stylish�design.�

To date we have put them into over 400 apartments and have found both the product and the supplier to be excellent.”

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Lister Mills

Location: Yorkshire, U.K.

Contractor: Urban Splash

Architect: Latham Architects

Lister Mills consists of luxury warehouse flats for

professionals located 3 miles north west of Bradford

city centre and 13 miles from Leeds city centre. The

world’s largest silk mills in its heyday, Lister Mills was

built in 1838 but burnt down in 1871. In 2000 award

winning property developers Urban Splash bought the

mills and, through an extensive renovation, brought

Listers back to life in the space of a few years.

The magnificent mills have been converted into a

range of new uses including apartments, commercial

offices and studios, community space and leisure

activities.

Residential

VitrA Matrix Washbasin and VitrA Matrix WC Pan were preferred

in the Lister Mills Residence.

Patric Sherridan - Urban Splash: “VitrA is, in many ways, an ideal partner for Urban Splash. We share a commitment to innovative

design which not only looks good aesthetically, but which also fulfills its purpose functionally. Just as importantly, VitrA’s

commitment to design is matched by its commitment to its customers, from design to delivery and beyond.”

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Baneasa Residence

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Contractor: Comnord Bucharest

Architect: ZIP Studio

Baneasa Residential is one of the socially integrated

components of the largest private real estate

development in Romania within an overall area of over

220 hectares. Situated in, as well as repositioning the

expansive North Bucharest area, this multi-storey

residential development overlooks an old forest that

is under nature conservancy.

Baneasa Residential consists of three residential

building types for five-storey buildings - twelve buildings

with 227 apartments over underground parking garages

in Phase One, to be followed by seven-storey buildings

- 99 apartments in total - in Phase Two.

The almost completed Phase One comprises twelve

apartment buildings - 227 apartments and 391

underground parking spaces, located on four newly

established city plots of 4, 5 hectares at the Northern

entrance into the growing Baneasa Development.

Phase Two which started at the beginning of 2008 on

an adjacent site shall consist of 99 apartments and

158 parking spaces located below an inner, landscaped

plaza.

Residential

Marius Calin from ZIP Studio preferred

VitrA Nuova Sanitaryware and VitrA Arion

Brassware in the Baneasa Residence.

Marius Calin: “The outstanding quality of VitrA’s residential series allowed us to develop a fully integrated domestic space for

Baneasa Residential apartments. By expressing functionality, comfort and elegance as coordinating products and in details,

these bathroom products highlight the open and inspirational nature of our design.”

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Emerald Residences

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Contractor: Summa Construction

Architect: Erdo¤an Dayanç

Emerald Residences is a state-of-the-art residential

complex in Bucharest, Romania. The complex consists

of 279 luxury apartments - penthouses / townhouses

/ deluxe and garden apartments. The one or two

bedroom apartment units are complete with fitted

wardrobes, fully fitted bathrooms and fully finished

kitchens with quality appliances. The meticulously

designed living area in each property provides the

perfect environment for modern living.

Emerald Residences were designed for an upmarket

clientele. Accordingly, building materials and design

elements were chosen to match the high quality of

the project.

Residential

VitrA Matrix Washbasin, VitrA Arkitekt Color & Rezidans Tiles

and Ares Brassware were preferred in Emerald Residences.

Erdo¤an Dayanç: “We preferred VitrA ceramic tiles for floor and wall coverings. After an extensive study, we realized VitrA offered

us the best balance of quality versus price. The wide range of VitrA products, as well as the stylish designs of the brand, also

weighed our choice towards VitrA. Once we settled on VitrA tiles, the brand’s vitrified products joined our procurement list since

the two complemented each other so well. As the architect of Emerald Residences, I feel VitrA has added distinct value to what

was our first investment project in Romania.”

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Marina Promenade

Location: Dubai, U.A.E.

Contractor: Nasa Multiplex

Architect: Zeidler Partnership Architects

Marina Promenade complex offers upscale community

living in a Riviera environment with easy access to

boats, boardwalks, shops, restaurants and the vibrant

lifestyle of Dubai Marina.

The project involves construction of six residential

towers. Scheduled for completion in 2008, the Paloma

will be the first tower in the complex. Each tower has

a locker storage area, concierge facility, centralized

household waste removal and around the clock

maintenance and security service. The towers are

connected by a common landscaped podium structure

that has a central entrance leading to the parking

levels and steps leading to the walkway path.

The sixth tower Delphine is located on the widest bay

at Dubai Marina and it is one of the most desirable

residential locations in the emirate. It will offer

68 additional residential home units, including two

and three bedroom apartments. It will also include

swimming pools, game rooms, squash courts, a library,

business lounge, multipurpose room, leisure deck, day

care centre and barbecue area.

Residential

VitrA Ilia Faucets, VitrA Minimax Accessories and VitrA Arkitekt

Sanitaryware were preferred in the Marina Promenade.

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Göcek Hills

Location: Mu¤la, Turkey

Contractor: Galata A.fi.

Architect: Cem Kocac›kl›o¤lu

Known as the ‘St. Tropez of Turkey’, Göcek is a genteel

coastal resort at the head of the breathtaking Gulf of

Fethiye. Development is strictly curbed in Göcek,

ensuring that the beauty of the area is well protected.

The latest addition to Göcek’s fabulous panorama is

the recently completed Göcek Hills resort community.

Göcek Hills is comprised of 23 detached and semidetached

luxury villas set on the forested hillside

overlooking the bay below. The villas were built to the

highest standards, using top of the line materials only,

as befits the extraordinary location.

Residential

VitrA Retro Sanitaryware, VitrA Ilia Brassware and Defne Koz

‹znik Tiles were preferred in the Göcek Hills Residence.

Cem Kocac›kl›o¤lu: “The exquisite VitrA ‹znik tiles we chose for Göcek Hills finely distill an Ottoman elegance familiar to the

trained eye from ‹znik porcelains, Beykoz glassware or court miniatures. So delicately attuned, the design bestows a wonderful

tranquility to the bathroom, and the pattern perfectly blends into the setting. I think the Göcek Hills project we completed in

late 2007 represents a first for this series in terms of scale and application. I am confident that we have chosen an excellent

product to match Göcek's paradise on earth environment, and that it will remain a source of pleasure and contentment to

foreign as well as local residents of our villas for many years to come. VitrA’s long standing commitment to enduring and

innovative design, and the brand's strategy of engaging designers directly involved with the medium, designers such as Lovegrove,

Thun and Koz all of whom enhance the product in an essential way, is a boon to us professionals in architecture and design.”

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Göcek Portville

Location: Mu¤la, Turkey

Contractor: Koray Construction

Architect: Optimus Mimarl›k

The very exclusive Göcek Portville is within the

premises of the award winning Port Göcek marina.

Comprised of 130 luxury villas, one of the most

outstanding features of the complex is the artificial

canal system placed around the villas allowing residents

access to their homes by small boats.

The pristine natural setting of the project, sophisticated

architecture, as well as a full range of high-end services

provided by Swissotel, all combine to make Göcek

Portville the ideal location for aficionados of the

yachting world.

Inspired by local styles and forms, Portville’s architecture

highlights natural materials in interior as well as exterior

finishings. Indigenous Mediterranean flora dominate

the landscaping, enhancing the pastoral charm of the

high-end complex.

Residential

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware & VitrA Matrix Brassware were preferred

in the Göcek Protville Residence.

Project & Business Development Manager, Özlem Gökçe: “Bathroom elements mainly drawn from VitrA collections demonstrate

Portville’s insistence on quality beyond established standards.”

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Incity

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Dündar Construction

Architect: Harmony Architects

An exclusive loft project in Kozyata¤›, ‹stanbul, Incity

incorporates 322 apartments in a total of eleven blocks,

nine with 15 floors and two with 23 floors. In addition

to open and covered swimming pools and a sports

center, the community offers a full range of facilities

including stroll paths and bike trails, a delicatessen,

book and music shops, cafes and restaurants.

The duplex lofts of Incity blocks command a panoramic

view of Bosphorus all the way to the Prince Islands.

Residential

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware & Brassware, VitrA Piu Due Washbasin,

VitrA ‹stanbul Sanitaryware and Brassware & Defne Koz

‹znik Tiles were preferred in Incity.

Harmony Architects: “The project is set apart by its distinctive architecture and meticulous attention to quality - an attention

represented by VitrA’s highly prestigious ‹stanbul and Defne Koz series in the bathrooms of the individual apartments.”

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Terrazzo - The Gulch Condominiums

Location: Nashville, USA

Contractor: The Parent Company, Inc

Architect: Hastings Architecture Associates,

LLC Manuel Zeitlin Architects

Terrazzo is an intimate community of 109 exclusive

condominiums towering above upmarket shops,

restaurants and offices. The design is mid-century

modern. The appeal is to discerning home buyers who

want skyline views from floor to ceiling and downtown

convenience without sacrificing space.

In Italian, Terrazzo means “terrace” and these beautifully

landscaped terraces are spectacular and oversized.

Which pretty much speaks for everything else about

this 14-story landmark located on a high point in

Nashville’s hottest, new urban neighbourhood,

The Gluch.

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Manuel Zeitlih Architects preferred VitrA Dual Flush WC Pan,

in the Terrazzo - The Gulch Condominiums.

Manuel Zeitlin Architects: “The primary reason for our choice of VitrA was the Dual Flush. It is a green product, and people like

to participate in helping the environment. The refined aesthetics and the range and consistency of the VitrA product line helped

our decision. And the availability was another important factor.”

Hastings Architecture Associates, LLC: Michelle M. Oakley “I wanted to keep the project green throughout, and I was very impressed

with the green aspects of the Dual Flush Toilet. Also, the design of the products made them just a perfect match for the look we

were trying to convey. Last but not least, VitrA enabled me to specify products to earn Leed water-efficiency points.”

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The Shore Condominiums

Location: New Jersey, USA

Developer: Newport Development

Plumbing Contractor: F & G Mechanical

Architect: David Lawrence Mammina

Each tower consists of 350 units with 20 town homes

each in between the two towers which connect them.

There are several stores such as a salon and gym which

is part of the association. Both buildings overlook

Manhattan on the banks of the Hudson River in

downtown Jersey City, New Jersey.

“In this project. we have selected VitrA due to the traditional design, comfort height and premium flushing.”

Residential

VitrA Serenada WC Pan was preferred in the Shore Condominiums.

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Kasaba

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: ‹fl-Koray

Architect: M&N Buttler Architects

The ultra high end gated community Kasaba is a short

drive from metropolitan ‹stanbul, Turkey, nestled in a

verdant green zone. The villas were each individually

designed, with different sizes and layouts, avoiding a

cookie-cutter look and providing perfect alignment

with the natural topography of the site. A spacious

swimming pool, equestrian club, tennis courts, cafeteria

and an elementary school and nursery are only some

of the social amenities available to Kasaba residents.

Residential

VitrA sanitaryware, brassware and VitrA Urban Life

Tiles were preferred in Kasaba.

The international board of architects that designed Kasaba to the finest detail chose VitrA to ensure the highest level of aesthetics,

quality and comfort in the community’s wet spaces.

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Trend

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Dumankaya Construction

Architect: Ömer Çamo¤lu

The Trend residential project is being built by

Dumankaya in ‹stanbul’s fast growing Kurtköy suburb.

Rising on a 110.000 sq.m piece of land, Trend is

comprised of a total of 1436 apartments in ten main

buildings made up of 29 blocks each ten floor high.

The T-form layout of the main buildings ensures

unimpeded view to all apartments. The third floors of

the main buildings are designed to serve as lavish

indoor gardens. Glass passageways connecting the

blocks evoke the feeling of a spacious street at each

individual floor.

Residential

VitrA Minimax Brassware and VitrA Nouvella Washbasin were

preferred in the Trend Residence.

Trend project was designed considering the contemporary and diverse needs of the clients. We bring fresh ideas to the living

spaces to create a distinctive style.

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Konsept

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Dumankaya Construction

Architect: Ömer Cano¤lu

Bünyamin Derman

Can Cinici

Konsept ‹stanbul is Dumankaya’s second project in

Kurtköy after Trend residences. Re-introducing a

horizontal community arrangement to an ‹stanbul

silhouette increasingly dominated by high-rises,

Konsept consists of a total of 832 apartments and

13 villas. The apartment blocks avoid reaching over ten

floors high so as to allow residents a close touch with

community life. Roof gardens grace the terraces, and

promenades between the apartments are designed to

serve as botanic gardens.

Closely situated to ‹stanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport,

Konsept ‹stanbul is being constructed on a 79.000

sq.m site. Landscaping will include parks, sports fields

and social facilities.

“We aimed for the maximization of shared open spaces, and the apartment units unimpeded access to the panorama.

We believe Konsept ‹stanbul represents stylistic clarity.”

Residential

VitrA Matrix, VitrA Retro, VitrA Nuova Sanitaryware,

VitrA Armix V3 & VitrA Slope Brassware were preferred in

the Konsept Residence.

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Narcity

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Tepe Construction

Architect: Nevzat Say›n

Spacious, stylish, and boldly colorful, Narcity Residential

project is in Maltepe, ‹stanbul, over looking a fantastic

view of the Marmara Sea.

The project is composed of a total of 1280 residences

from studio units to six room apartments, from garden

duplexes to lofts with roof gardens. Recreational

facilities, sports options and a range of community

services all combine to make Narcity a hugely popular

new settlement.

Residential

VitrA Minimax Brassware and VitrA Rezidans Tiles were preferred

in the Narcity Residence.

Nevzat Say›n: “Reminiscent of a kaleidoscope from a distance due to their varicolored façades, the blocks follow simplified, pared

down forms. The design concept is primarily functionalist both in the exterior, and in interior spaces. Beginning with vitrified

ceramics and fixtures, all elements were chosen to reflect the emphasis on modernistic function.”

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Emerald Beach Resort

Location: Ravda, Bulgaria

Contractor: Summer F

Architect: Prof. Dr. Arch. Ognyan Grozev

The outstanding Emerald Beach Resort and Apartments

are in one of the most exclusive areas of the Bulgarian

Riviera. The apartment-type complex is designed as a

high class holiday property. The project consists of

826 apartments, in five independent buildings - Emerald

Building with its three wings: Cashmere Wing, Satin

Wing and Damask Wing; Madras Building and Ikat

Building, followed by Villa Challis and Villa Bagheera.

All five buildings are situated in a beautiful park, right

next to a marvelous beach.

Residential

Prof. Dr. Arch. Ognyan Grozev preferred VitrA Bergama

Sanitaryware and VitrA Brassware in the Emerald Beach Resort.

Prof. Dr. Arch. Ognyan Grozev: “I have chosen VitrA because of the high quality and wide product range providing excellent

comfort in the bathroom which is a part of our life.”

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Sirena Apartments

Location: Byala, Bulgaria

Contractor: Summer F

Architect: Prof. Dr. Arch. Ognyan Grozev

Sirena is a complex of holiday homes situated in

immediate proximity to the sea coast in the town of

Byala. The apartments are located in two independent

buildings aligned with the main passages - pedestrian

and automobile, sea view and property leveling.

Plans for the complex include an underground parking

lot directly connected to the road, swimming pools

for adults and children, and recreational areas.

Residential

VitrA ‹stanbul Sanitaryware, VitrA ‹stanbul Brassware and VitrA

‹stanbul Bathtubs were preferred in the Sirena Apartments.

Prof. Dr. Arch. Ognyan Grozev: “I have chosen VitrA because of the high quality and wide product range providing excellent

comfort in the bathroom which is a part of our life.”

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Eston Deniz

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Eston Construction

Architect: Tanyu Genç, Eston Construction

Turkey’s biggest ongoing luxury housing project,

Eston Deniz is also the only residential development

in ‹stanbul boasting its own private marina.

Located in ‹stanbul's Büyükçekmece suburb, the project

consists of a total of 4000 residences in eight separate

districts spread over a 1500-acre land with a 1,5 km

shoreline on the Marmara Sea. The first district,

Yakamoz, was completed in 2007, and is now home

to a bustling community enjoying all the advantages

of living so close to the city center in a world apart.

Eston Deniz residences include semi-detached

duplexes, detached duplexes, detached triplexes,

multiple-storey villas, and row townhouses in nine

different structural configurations with scores of distinct

architectural plans in all. Besides the over 800 boat

marina, facilities include a beach, sports areas and a

range of shops that cater to the residents' daily needs.

Residential

VitrA Matrix Brassware, VitrA Ilia Brassware and VitrA

Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Eston Deniz Residence.

Tanyu Genç, Director of Design: “At Eston Construction, we are proud of the close rapport we have established with consumers

on a basis of reliability, creative design and excellent quality. We partner with VitrA on our projects, because we know VitrA

shares the same philosophy. Attention to fine details is integral to Eston’s quality and prestigious distinction, and VitrA helps

us stay on top of the latest trends and create well-loved living spaces.”

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Uphill Court

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: Varyap-Teknik Yap›

Architect: Varyap-Teknik Yap›

Located in ‹stanbul’s Asian side, Uphill Court Ataflehir

is Turkey’s largest boutique-style high-rise residential

project to date. Uphill Court is comprised of 20

apartment blocks and 1744 flats, including 33-storey

twin tower apartment buildings linked by a 20-metre

sky bridge.

The very upscale residential complex, which sits on

an area of 32,3748 sq.m of land, offers diverse social

facilities, including 17 swimming pools, tennis courts,

basketball courts, a cinema, a theater, playgrounds

and recreation areas.

Residential

VitrA Matrix Sanitaryware and VitrA Diagon brassware were

preferred in the Uphill Court Residence.

“As Varyap Teknik Yap› Joint Venture, we only use globally established products in all our projects. VitrA was a natural choice

for Uphill Court Ataflehir.”

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Armada Park Houses

Location: Kocaeli, Turkey

Contractor: Kovanlar Development

Architect: Burcu Gülener - Cengiz Kovan

Having set out with a mission, “To build the most

distinguished neighborhood in Kocaeli,” Armada Park

project not only provided a new impetus to the

residential sector in the province, it also set a new

benchmark with the facilities it introduced.

The amenities of the community begin from a

swimming pool and sports areas and go all the way

to a furniture and household goods repair shop.

The project comprises Armadapark Houses made up

of 708 apartments, the 48 suite Armada Residential,

and 60 Armada Villas.

Residential

VitrA Options Sanitaryware VitrA Minimax Brassware,

VitrA Thema Bathtub and VitrA Rezidans Tiles were preferred in

the Armada Park Houses.

Cengiz Kovan, Chairman of the Board, Kovanlar Development: “As far as we are concerned, VitrA has always stood apart from

all the rest. That's why we go with VitrA.”

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Maviflehir Soyak

Location: ‹zmir, Turkey

Contractor: Soyak Construction

Architect: Soyak Construction

Located on the Karfl›yaka coast of metropolitan ‹zmir,

Soyak Maviflehir is a high-rise residential project

comprised of 1500 apartment units built on a 130

thousand sq.m site. The first stage of the project was

finished in late 2007, and the apartments delivered to

their proud owners, while the second stage is fast

nearing completion.

Surrounded by huge palm trees, Soyak Maviflehir

includes expansive green spaces, as well as four

swimming pools, three basketball grounds, three tennis

courts, open sports fields and a 1.5km long jogging

and biking path.

The modernistically designed apartments feature

parquet floors, kitchens with built-in appliances, as

well as multiple bathrooms in the larger units.

Residential

VitrA Nuova Sanitaryware and VitrA Minimax Brassware were

preferred in the Maviflehir Soyak.

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Sports Activity Space

Designed for wellbeing


Astana Stadium 136

Schlossbad Wickrath 138

Stadtbad Plauen 140

Therme Bad Aibling 142

Etterbeek Pool 144


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Astana Stadium

Location: Astana, Kazakhstan

Contractor: Sembol Construction And Trade Co.

Architect: Tabanl›o¤lu Architects

The stadium is to be used as a multifunctional

entertainment complex for different sports and

gathering purposes, but it is mainly intended as a

soccer field compliant with FIFA and UEFA criteria.

Aligned with the elliptical outer form, the circulation

line creates dynamic and functional areas.

With a seating capacity of up to 30,000, the two-tiered

stadium has 24 gates for the entrance and exit of the

spectators.

Apart from its functional features, the Astana Stadium

is an impressive landmark - a symbolic structure that

represents the modern and forward-looking aspects

of Kazakhstan’s new capital

Sports

VitrA Aquatech brassware and VitrA Arkitekt sanitaryware were

preferred in the Astana Stadium.

Semih Sinan ÖZKOÇER (CEO, Sembol Construction): “Sembol enjoys a solid reputation in the sector as the contractor of prestigious

projects. We owe our excellent standing in part to our choice of solution partners, and we are happy to count VitrA among these

partners with an array of products that easily meets Sembol's high standards in terms of quality, aesthetics and functionality.

Working with accomplished local and international designers, VitrA creates stylish and innovative products perfectly aligned with

the requirements of widely different segments of the construction sector. Given the brand's track record and exceptionally rich

product range, we are confident that we will continue to rely on VitrA in our future projects.”

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Schlossbad Wickrath

Location: Nortwestfalen, Germany

Contractor: NVV - AG M-Gladbach

Architect: Brings Architekten

Located in Mönchengladbach in Germany, Schlossbad

Wickrath Sports Center features an olympic pool,

children's pool, hot&cold pool, diving pool and training

pool, as well as a recreational pool and canal.

The 25 m long olympic pool has a surface area of

300 sq.m. The children's pool is 32 sq.m, while the

recreational pool is 246 sq.m and 1,35 m deep.

dynamic architecture

as a landmark for the city

Sports

VitrA Arkitekt Color & Porcelain Tiles and VitrA Pool Tiles were

preferred in the Schlossbad Wickrath.

Arkitekt Porcelain and Color products were selected for the Schlossbad Wickrath project pool areas, together with special nonslip

VitrA mosaic tiles. The cafeteria is decorated with 40x40 Porcelain products. VitrA provided the project with internal

decoration consultancy service to ensure a perfect match of tile colors and styles across the different spaces of the sports center.

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Stadtbad Plauen

Location: Plauen, Germany

Contractor: Stadt Plauen

Architect: Blass Architekten

The renovated Stadtbad in the German city of Plauen

was inaugurated in 2007. The complex consists of two

separate halls: Herrenhalle with a 250 sq.m shallow

pool serving beginners, seniors or persons with special

needs, as well as an 18 sq.m wading pool for toddlers;

and Sportschwimhalle with an 835 sq.m pool serving

sports swimmers.

VitrA Arkitekt Color, Porcelain and Pool products were used throughout the swimming pools, pool areas and dressing rooms

of the Stadtbad. Special Pool border pieces were manufactured to the project architect's specifications.

Sports

VitrA Arkitek Color & Porcelain Tiles, VitrA Pool Tiles and

Customized Production were preferred in the Stadtbad Plauen.

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Therme Bad Aibling

Location: Munich, Germany

Contractor: Stadtwerke Bad Aibling

Architect: Behnisch Architekten

Located in the health resort town of Bad Aibling in

Bavaria, Germany, Therme is a major spa with seven

thermal pools each offering different spa experiences.

Nearly 5 thousand sq.m of VitrA tiles in total cover

the floors and walls of the pools, dressing rooms,

kitchens and rest rooms of the Therme.

B E H N I S C H ARCHITEKTEN

Sports

VitrA Arkitekt Color & Porcelain Tiles, Pool Tiles and Customized

Production Tiles were preferred in the Therme Bad-Aibling.

Behnisch & Partners Architekten: “This project has been very special for us, and we wanted to avoid grates over the pool drainage

system. We chose VitrA because it was the only internationally acclaimed brand that could manufacture specially designed

pieces exactly to our specifications and in the colors and hues that we wanted.”

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Etterbeek Pool

Location: Centre Sportif D’Etterbeek, Belgium

Etterbeek is one of the nineteen municipalities located

in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. The sports

center of the municipality features a covered 25m x

14m, 6 lane swimming pool, a 7m x 14m training pool,

a resting area with a sauna and a jacuzzi, as well as a

fitness hall below ground level.

Built in 1976, the Centre Sportif D’Etterbeek was

destroyed in a fire and had to be completely rebuilt

in 2002. VitrA Arkitekt Color and Pool series tiles were

used in the restoration of the swimming pool.

Sports

VitrA Arkitekt Color & Porcelain Tiles and Pool Tiles were preferred

in the Etterbeek pool.

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Airport Terminal Spaces

Solutions for high maintenance spaces


Heathrow Airport - Terminal 5 148

Berlin - Schönefeld Airport 150

Munich Airport 152

Sheremetyevo Airport 154


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Heathrow Airport - Terminal 5

Location: London, U.K.

Contractor: Mansells

Architect: Richard Rogers (RRP)

Serving 30 million passengers a year, Terminal 5

Heathrow is the busiest of all BAA’s terminals. Terminal

5 is intended to reinforce Heathrow's position as Europe's

principal intercontinental hub.

The client, British Airports Authority (BAA) and the

major tenant, British Airways, required a new terminal

building and satellite on a site covering some 250

hectares - a complex capable of handling up to 36 million

passengers a year.

With over 50 WC facilities throughout the terminal, all

needing to meet strict design, accessibility and durability

criteria, a new approach to the washroom specification

was required. T5's accessibility strategy demanded that

all washroom facilities should not only meet but surpass

the current Part M Regulations and Design Disabilities

Act. Unfortunately there was no product in the market

place that met the requirements. Not willing to accept

the usual approach adopted of 'tacking on' an unsightly

and unhygienic back box to the rear of a standard WC

pan in order to meet the 750 mm projection, BAA Design

approached VitrA U.K. Ltd.

Airport

VitrA Matrix Back to Wall WC Pan and VitrA Customized

Production Washbasin were preferred in the Heathrow Terminal.

VitrA, already on board looking at other bespoke sanitaryware pieces for T5, took on the challenge of creating such a large,

one piece molded product. The resulting product is clean lined with minimal contours and fixings, an essential part of BAA’s

brief where ease of cleaning and maintenance is paramount in a 24/7 environment.”

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Berlin-Schönefeld Airport

Location: Berlin, Germany

Contractor: Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld GmbH

The international Berlin-Schönefeld Airport is currently

one of Berlin’s three airports. The facility is scheduled

to be transformed into Berlin-Brandenburg

International Airport in 2011, when the other two

airports will close and BBI will remain as the German

capital’s single airport with an up to 50 million

passenger capacity. Founded in 1934, the historic

Berlin-Schönefeld is popular with vacationers, and is

often referred to as “The Holiday Airport” due to its

international charter flight load.

VitrA Ararat Ivory Porcelain Tiles were chosen to cover

the check-in areas of the recently renovated Terminal

D of Berlin-Schönefeld. A total of 8000 sq.m gleaming

Ararat Ivory cheerfully greets the passengers as they

make their way to and from sunny destinations.

Manufactured to endure the challenges of high traffic

areas, stylish VitrA porcelain tiles remain a favorite of

international projects across the globe.

Airport

VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Schönefeld Airport.

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Munich Airport

Location: Munich, Germany

Contractor: Flughafen München GmbH

Architect: Koch + Partner Architekten und Stadtplaner

Serving nearly 35 million passengers a year, Munich

Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany in

terms of passenger traffic.

It began operations in 1992, replacing the former

international airport in Munich-Riem. Terminal 2 was

finished in June 2003.

8,000 sqm of VitrA Arkitekt ceramic tiles adorn the

bathrooms of Munich Airport’s new terminal.

Endorsing VitrA’s high quality, airport designers selected

VitrA tiles for Business and VIP lounge bathrooms as

well as for general public bathrooms. 10,000 sqm of

the project consist of VitrA’s 5x5 Cobalt Blue tiles from

the Arkitekt Color series.

Airport

VitrA Arkitekt Color Tiles were preferred in the Munich Airport.

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Sheremetyevo Airport

Location: Moscow, Russia

Conractor: ENKA Construction

Architectural consortium: Atelier Dmitriy

Pshenichnikov and Partners, ADP and Architects

Engineers Planners (France)

Winner of Russia’s ARX 2007 Architecture Award in

Transportation Buildings Category, the project involves

construction of the third terminal of Sheremetyevo

Airport to serve as an international gateway to Moscow.

Used by more than 40 international airlines, as well

as Russian airlines and those of other CIS countries,

Sheremetyevo Airport currently has two domestic and

international passenger terminals: Sheremetyevo-1

and Sheremetyevo-2, respectively, plus related airport

facilities. The construction of the new terminal will

increase passenger handling capacity without limiting

the operations of the existing Airport facilities,

and create the required reserve capacity for the future

reconstruction of Sheremetyevo-1 and

Sheremetyevo-2 terminals.

Airport

VitrA Arkitekt Color & Porcelain Tiles were preferred in

the Sheremetyevo Airport.

Volkan Duruk, the veteran head of ENKA’s architectural group, insisted on using VitrA tiles in all possible areas because he has

decades of experience with the brand’s quality and reliability. A total of 46,000 sq.m of porcelain and ceramic tiles were used

in the Sheremetyevo project, all from VitrA's Arkitekt series. The head of mechanical works Yasin Vural also voted for VitrA,

based on durability, design and quality considerations.

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Parkview Office Tower 158

Asia Plaza 160

Vodafone Turkey Headquarters 162

Danish TV 164

Four Winds Complex 166

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Parkview Office Tower

Location: Astana, Kazakhstan

Contractor: Sembol Construction And Trade Co.

Architect: Arketipo Design

Designed and developed primarily to serve as a bank's

headquarters, Parkview Office Tower is centrally

located in downtown Almaty, Kazakhstan.

With a 23.500 sq.m floor area, the modern 16 storey

Parkview office building is designed to be a new

landmark in Kazakhstan’s largest city.

Office

Esin Sözer from Arketipo Design preferred VitrA Eura Showertray,

VitrA Arkitekt Wall-Hung WC Pan, VitrA Arkitekta Accessories,

VitrA Aquatech Brassware in the Parkview Office Tower.

Arketipo Design: “The rest rooms of the office tower are meant to be high-traffic areas serving several people at any given time.

That is why we chose VitrA for these highly visible wet spaces. The durability and stylish aesthetics of VitrA products are exactly

what we wanted in this futuristic project.”

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Asia Plaza

Location: Taipei Neihu Science Park Zone, Taiwan

Designer: P&T Group HongKong Chief designer

Mr. Remo Riva

Architect: Mr. Chen Chuan Tzung

Taipei Neihu Science Park is the second R&D park in

Taiwan, specifically targeting high-tech electronic or

new venture enterprises. Currently over 2.000

companies have their offices in Neihu Science Park.

Located at the hub of the Neihu Park, Asia Plaza is the

largest development project in Neihu, as well as the

biggest foreign investment project in

Taiwan’s commercial property market to date.

The plaza complex includes three towers of business

offices - Towers A, B and C - bordering on a large open

square with roads on all four sides to ensure logistic

convenience. As a strategically located high-tech

landmark, Asia Plaza not only offers state-of-the-art

facilities, but its natural lighting and expansive views

of its botanical garden and surroundings also

compliment the building’s architectural splendor.

Restaurants and coffee shops are interspersed in each

of the towers to add comfort and leisure for afterbusiness

activities.

Office

VitrA Diagon Brassware, VitrA Nuovella Washbasin and

VitrA Options Urinal were preferred in the Asia Plaza.

Mr. Remo Riva: “After a close assessment of several brands, local interior designers settled on VitrA products for all the bathrooms

in the plaza. VitrA’s elegant and integrated design was a major factor that influenced the decision, and we feel VitrA products

support the building's positioning as a modern and fashionable living space.”

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Vodafone Turkey Headquarters

Location: ‹stanbul, Turkey

Contractor: GMW Architecture & Consulting

Architect: GMW Architecture & Consulting

The project consisted of a complete makeover of

Ece Plaza rented by the British GSM operator Vodafone

to serve as the company’s Turkish headquarters.

The building was substantially rehauled in structural

terms, and the interior spaces were refurbished, to

respond to the fast-paced business activity of a global

giant and to reflect Vodafone’s corporate identity.

Intended to serve as the office quarters of nearly a

thousand Vodafone employees, the plaza has about

13.000 sq.m net usable space, 9.500 sq.m of technical

service and car park areas, and six terraces with a total

area of 2.000 sq.m available to the staff.

Office

VitrA Customized Production Nuovella Washbasin, VitrA Diagon Brassware

and VitrA Urban Life Tiles were preferred in the Vodafone Turkey Headquarters.

“It has been a pleasure to work with VitrA on the Vodafone Headquarters project. We especially appreciate the brand's technical

support and prompt delivery of supplies.”

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Danish TV

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Contractor: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

Architect: Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects

The Danish Radio and Television Building DR Byen is

situated in Orestad Nord, a large development area

in Copenhagen. The design for DR Byen was selected

through a series of international competitions. Vilhelm

Lauritzen AS, which won the Master Plan competition,

made the design for Section 1. Dissing+Weitling’s

design was chosen for Section 2, Gottlieb & Paludan's

and Nobel’s design for Section 3, and the Jean Nouvel

architectural firm's design for Section 4 (concert hall).

The DR Byen master plan was inspired by the “casbah”

concept of Middle Eastern cities. In this “casbah” where

the four buildings designed by four different architects

are situated, the buildings are linked by an inner street

that is also designed to be the meeting place for

DR Byen. Rising from the second to the sixth floor,

the inner street creates a glass roofed communal area.

This transparency allows for light, open and inviting

spaces that dominate the entire complex.

Office

VitrA Customized Production Arkitekt Tiles were preferred in the Danish TV.

Vilhelm Lauritzen Architects: “The shiny glazed porcelain panels produced by VitrA reflect the sun on the facade, and surround

the boxes on the inner street, forming an interior element.”

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Four Winds Complex

Location: Moscow, Russia

Contractor: Rasen Construction

Architect: NBBJ

The brand new Four Winds Complex is a modern

business centre and housing estate located on

Yamskaya Street, one of the oldest main arteries of

Moscow.

The 70,000 sq.m multi-purpose complex was

completed in two phases. The first phase of the

development comprises 17,556 sqm of Class A office

space, 3,416 sqm of retail space and 5,016 sqm of

underground parking. The second phase includes

17,875 sq.m of residential apartments, 1,008 sq.m of

retail space, a 3,846 sqm fitness centre and 13,692 sq.m

of underground parking.

Office

VitrA Matrix WC Pan, VitrA Ilia Brassware and VitrA Arkitekt

Color & Porcelain Tiles were preferred in the Four Winds Complex.

“We chose VitrA to complement the distinctive architecture of Four Winds, because with VitrA it was possible to combine various

colors and dimensions in one frame and form unique rooms for public use. VitrA was able to extend many solutions as a onestop-shop

and that was very attractive for the designer. The contractor was very fond of VitrA as well, since they have long been

working with VitrA and knew very well the capabilities and price advantages that VitrA offers.”

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