American Dream

East Rutherford, NJ
GH+A design studios

American Dream (East Rutherford, NJ) – the winning project in the Commercial Category at the 2022 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition, a competition that awarded, during Coverings 2022, the best architectural achievements in North America to use Italian ceramic tiles, divided into five categories, Multifamily Residential, Single-Family Residential, Commercial, Institutional and Student – features revolutionary slabs made from Slimtech, a versatile, lightweight and resistant material that perfectly embodies Lea Ceramiche’s quality, technological research and design.

Located in the New York metropolitan area, American Dream is a 3.2 million-square-metre facility that combines shopping, entertainment and family attractions. In this elegant, structured environment with stores, boutiques and a restaurant, enhanced by leisure experiences including a water park, the GH+A design firm opted for the large 100x300 cm format slabs from the Slimtech 5Plus Absolute collection for the project. 5.5-mm-thick laminated porcelain stoneware embellishes the structure’s columns with Total Black shades in the bright gloss version and Total White shades in the intense matt version for a striking aesthetic effect, creating impressive alternating surfaces.