Manufacture Architecture NC

Utrecht University Library

Utrecht University Library_Precast Rubber

Mangado designed a custom, half-round, extruded clay tile that clad the pavilion’s round steel columns. The project uses 28,000 terracotta pieces to clad the 750 columns. Metal angles that were attached in the factory to the columns support the terracotta pieces. Two manufacturers worked together with Mangado to design and manufacture the pieces. The manufacturers extruded the ceramic pieces with a temporary support structure that would be broken away prior to firing.