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Natural stone:
a modern tradition.

Stone has lost its ancient structural role since the early twentieth century, yet its use has increased in modern architecture. No longer considered for loadbearing purposes, stone has become the main material for construction features, including façades, flooring, wall finishes and interior design.

In the blue of the “Pierre Bleue”.

Bluestone, or pierre bleue, is a carbonate sedimentary rock from the Soignies basin in Belgium. It takes its name from the bluish shades produced by a variety of work procedures, but in its original state it is grey.

The signature of Italy is at the EMA.

Following the Brexit vote, the headquarters of EMA, the European Medicines Agency, were moved from London to the Amsterdam’s sourthern Zuidas financial district. Marmi Ghirardi contributed in the the supply of stone elements, for which the choice fell on the Belgian Blue stone.

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