Trend Group, excellence of Italian manufacturing, was awarded the contract for the supply of the mosaic for the new Center for Islamic Civilization, under construction in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Trend Group, one of the world’s leading producers of mosaic, will lay over 7 thousand square meters of decorations – 4 thousand in 24K gold – that will cover the structure.
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev strongly advocated for a new Center for Islamic Civilization. The monumental building recalls the architecture of the historic buildings of Uzbekistan, and it is designed to become a center of culture and education for the entire Muslim world.
“The building of such a monument in a country that was once a center of millennial exchanges and is today projected towards modernity is something that resonates with our values. Trend Group has a deep vocation for giving new life to the ancient mosaic artisan tradition while enriching it with production, management, and innovation skills developed in recent years” said Giuseppe Fano, president of Trend Group.
“The complexity of the executive design, the tight production times, the logistical peculiarities, and the complex phases of the installation, carried out by our master mosaicists: all of this was a challenge. Our team was not only able to find the right technological solutions, but also to master the architectural-cultural context of such a peculiar work.”
The Center will include a museum and several exhibition halls, a library and an archive, departments dedicated to manuscripts, calligraphy, the conservation of Islamic heritage, research and development, international cooperation and study of foreign languages, plus a laboratory for the restoration of manuscripts.
In addition, the Center will host one of the largest digital databases in the world of ancient manuscripts, lithographic books, historical documents, modern books, and publications on religion and education preserved in Uzbekistan and abroad. Its library will be composed of more than 100 thousand manuscripts.
A special place within the Center, which has the ambition to become a symbol of rebirth and integration, will be occupied by one of the oldest copies of the Quran. The new Center of Islamic Civilization symbolizes Uzbekistan’s desire to promote its history and cultural heritage.
Over the years, Trend Group has demonstrated a unique ability to synthesize the essential principles of Italian tradition with the dynamic creativity of modern designers, architects, and artists. The company contributed to the renovation of monuments such as the Clock Tower of Mecca, the Sagrada Família, the Basilica of San Marco in Venice, the Louvre-Lens Museum.
Trend Group is one of the leading producers worldwide of color glass mosaic, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae, and engineered stone surfaces. Founded in 2000 in Vicenza, Trend Group today is based in Vivaro (Pordenone).
Trend Group declared a commitment to implementing real-world processes that protect and preserve the planet. Its development of new product lines set an industry benchmark for the use of post-consumer recycled content in TREND Terrazzo tile products, reaching levels as high as 72%. Also, the company cooperates with leading environmental organizations, architects, and designers to promote sustainable building practices.