Turnkey project of a private villa in China


A Chinese investor needed to build a luxury residential building using high-quality marble interior decoration. The lack of know-how of the investor in the management of marble projects and the difficulties in the bureaucratic and logistic management between Chinese and Italian customs, led to the need to find an expert company that would provide a turnkey service. The cultural and linguistic barriers that divided the work teams were another obstacle that made the project more complex.

The Objectives

  • Provide a turnkey service for the realization of the luxury residential building
  • Select and use high quality marbles by inspecting the material directly from the quarries for a best price and for a best selection
  • Collaborate with the Chinese construction company to create a project that meets aesthetic and functional needs
  • Ensure the perfect integration of marble components with the building

The Challenges

  • Difficulty in bureaucratic management and logistics with the Chinese customs
  • Cultural and linguistic barriers
  • Lack of experience in the management of marble projects by local builders

The Team of Work

  • FMG Shapes, Italian company specialized in marble tailoring projects
  • Technical office of FMG Shapes in collaboration with the Chinese architectural office and an Italian engineering studio
  • Italian team of installers coordinated by FMG
  • Chinese general contractor

Design and Research

  • Selection of three high quality marble varieties: Volakas from Greece, Giallo Siena from Italy and Azul Macaubas from Brazil
  • Collaboration with the Chinese construction company to create a project that met the aesthetic and functional needs
  • Surveys with LEICA BLK 360 Dot Cloud Laser Scanner
  • Use of the most advanced marble processing technologies to ensure superior quality and perfect finish such as 5-axis GMM CNC numerical control machines and FLOW waterjet water cutting machines
  • Coordination between FMG designers with the Chinese architectural studio for the definition of decorations and aesthetic details

The Solutions

  • Offering a turnkey service that includes embossing, developing point cloud and shop drawings, selecting, designing, manufacturing and installing marble components
  • Use of high quality marbles and advanced processing technologies to ensure a high class building in compliance with the regulations of both countries
  • Provision of a dedicated logistics hub outside the city center to facilitate handling and arrival of the material on site

The Prevention of Errors

  • Close cooperation with the Chinese construction company to ensure the seamless integration of marble components with the building
  • Italian project manager controlled by FMG on Chinese territory to monitor progress and to work quickly on problem solving
  • Installation carried out by a team of experts to ensure a final result
  • Cross-checking of data between FMG Shapes, Chinese interior design studio, Italian engineering studio and local project manager

Contact us

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Fmg Shapes Srl | Via Fabbrica 4/c | 36072 Chiampo (VI) ITALY 
P.IVA/C.F.: 03638010243 | R.E.A. 341450 | Capitale sociale: € 10.000 i.v.