Pre-stressed and post-tensioned beams made from Ductal® UHPFRC for Huaxin, in Wuhan

The beams pre-stressed by bonded tendons are made from metal fibre Ductal and designed for the roofing of industrial buildings in China. The span is greater than 20 metres and the height variable depending on the internal solicitations of the mechanism. The principle consists of optimising the material used to come close to the typical [lire la suite].

Ductal® UHPFRC panels in Shenzen

The façade panels are designed for Shum Yip Upperhills Loft in Shenzen in China, the Architects being Urbanus. The total surface area of the panels built is over 20,000m², the dimensions of a standard panel are 1.5m (wide) x 2,8m (high). The material used is the Ductal organic fibre NaW3 FO STT. What is interesting [lire la suite].

French Pavilion, at Expo 2010 Shanghai

A French garden in the centre and a square building on a water body. The 6,000 m² building is quadrangle-shaped and lies on a water body. The idea? “Evoke nature in the city” explained Jacques Ferrier. A garden is planted vertically in the centre of the pavilion. A 250-seat auditorium beside two haute cuisine restaurants [lire la suite].

Monumental sculpture by Olivier Strebelle, for the Peking Olympic games

Olivier Strebelle was in his lifetime a figurehead in Belgian modern and contemporary art. Active since the late forties, he created some Belgian (“Bayard Horse” in Namur, “Flight in Mind” at Zaventem Airport, “Phoenix 44” in Brussels, “Confluences” at the European Parliament, etc.) and international emblems (“Orchard Light” in Jeju in Korea, “The Abduction of [lire la suite].

Hypergreen ecological city tower

This research project was carried out for Lafarge and was for a high-rise tower building with the hexostructure being built from Ultra high-performance fibre-reinforced concrete. The fibre concrete elements are pre-fabricated and assembled on site using a pre-stressing and post-tensioning method with the whole behaving like a drum. The platforms thus released from any structural [lire la suite].