Cem-FIL® Glass fiber Reinforced Concrete (GRC) gives architects and engineers a strong and lightweight material from which the most ambitious designs can be created. Its versatility of shape, color and texture enable it to be used to create complex modern forms, or to replace traditional materials, making it an ideal material to clad the facades of some of the world's most prestigious buildings.
Its strength and durability make it an ideal choice for engineering applications such as permanent formwork, drainage channels, noise barriers and utility poles.
As the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup approaches, the iconic Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg stands ready. Using Cem-FIL® fiber the stadium is clad entirely with fibreC, produced by Rieder in Germany. This stadium is set to be the most widely recognised GRC project to date.Congratulations to Rieder!
picture courtesy of Rieder
Cem-FIL® AR-Glass fiber solutions for GRC façade cladding application sheet
Anthill Towers, Istanbul, Turkey
The Anthill Residence project comprises two 55-storey towers, reaching 210 metres, making it the 2nd tallest structure in Istanbul. The Anthill Residence is the first residential project in Turkey to carry BREEAM Certification for its environmental attributes.
Recital Centre, Melbourne, Australia
The Melbourne Recital Centre is an inspiring design, combining aesthetics, environmental performance and cost-effectiveness in this busy city location.
‘72 SCREENS’, Shree Cement Ltd Office, Jaipur, India
Jaipur is a major tourist destination because of its magnificent forts, palaces, temples and bazaars. Within the old city buildings are required to maintain its unique pink color, but in the fast developing surrounds architects have more freedom to be innovative.
Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Fiber-reinforced concrete cladding supports soccer city stadium's construction by efficient use of resources and extending building life.
Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre, Leeds, UK
Trinity Leeds is the only major shopping centre to open in Western Europe in 2013. With more than 120 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues it shows confidence in the recovery of retail business in the UK, and also in the architect’s choice of GRC for this high-profile and prestigious project.
Edithvale Wetlands Discover Centre, Melbourne, Australia
The Edithvale Wetlands Discovery Centre is an inspiring design, combining aesthetics, environmental performance and cost-effectiveness in this environmentally sensitive area. Construction of the Discovery centre started in April 2010, with a A$4.9m contract funded through the state of Victoria’s water plan.