Examples Art, Architecture and Construction

Office Building VR-Bank Krefeld

The UHPC facade is produced by Benno Drössler GmbH & Co Bauunternehmen KG in Siegen, Germany. The client is the Volksbank Krefeld eG,  the design is performed by  Gerber Architects. The new building in Krefeld is occupied in the spring of 2015.

VR Bank Krefeld

Office Building Ferchau

The contractor for the UHPC facade is Benno Drössler GmbH & Co Bauunternehmen KG in Siegen. The client is FFI Frank Ferchau Immobilien, the design is by Gerber Architects. The new building in Gummersbach was occupied in the autumn of 2011.

Ferchau Totale

Bibel Museum Frankfurt

For the Bible House Discovery Museum in Frankfurt am Main, durcrete delivered eight wardrobe columns. The unreinforced concrete elements are made of white fair-faced concrete, smooth-formed on both sides. The client is the Frankfurter Bibelgesellschaft e.V.; Peter Harroider from Dreieich, Germany, is the architect.

Bibelmuseum Aussenansicht

Highway Bridges

Upgrading of a highway bridge in Austria by use of NANODUR® concrete. The ready mixed concrete was delivered with a truck mixer. The scientific monitoring was carried out by the Institute of Structural Concrete, Graz University of Technology, Prof. Nguyen Viet Tue. More information see article in “Beton- und Stahlbetonbau”, 2/2015.

Brücke mit UHPC-Deck

Parabolic Shells for DESERTEC

The Technical University of Kaiserslautern and the Ruhr University in Bochum designed and builded this shell for a parabolic trough power plant, driven by the thermal power of the sun.
More infos see www.massivbau-kl.de. You find a video, which shows the prototyp in motion at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_UhI2Kvlgg.

Parabolrinne

Recirculation Aqua Culture

Green Aqua Farming develops recirculation aqua culture for sea fish and shrimps made of Ultra High Performance Concrete -UHPC. The picture shows the erection of a 35m long, two storied shrimp basin. The construction developped by Benno Drössler GmbH & Co KG is glued and the concrete has no additional lining. Details see www.greenaquafarming.de.

Fischzuchtbecken

Railway Construction

Durcrete produces these switchboxes for a tram in a German city. Since the switches are connected inductively from the train, the construction components may contain as less iron as possible. Components made of UHPC have therefore technical advantages over cast iron covers. The boxes are installed in the road surface and are stressed by heavy traffic. Because of the detachable cover, the replacement of electrical components is possible without road construction works.

Sperrkreiskasten

Facing Boards

The parapet elements of 8 mm thickness for this multifamily dwelling were installed in the summer of 2008 in exchange for the burst glass panels. The left parts of the elements were reinforced with steel fibers, the right parts are free from fibers.

Balkonbrüstungen