Examples Art, Architecture and Construction

Manateq Headquarter

Client is the Manateq Economic Zones Company, located in Qatar, more information about the project see www.manateq.qa. Contractor and producer of the beautiful and impressive Ultra High Performance shading elements is the local prefab and GRFC-company DCS Doha Cladding Solutions. A paper about the technical details can be downloaded here Concrepte Plant International CPI 3/2020 about Manateq.
Manateq Detail

Doha in Qatar

DCS uses a mix proportion with a compression strength fcm > 150N/mm² with aggregates from India. Steel fibers are from China, PCE is sourced from a local supplier. Binder is Nanodur Compound 5941 of Dyckerhoff GmbH. Consultancy to recipe, mixing technology and production was performed by durcrete GmbH. Only one visit in Doha was necessary to transfer the How-How.

Doha live Detail

Office Building VR-Bank Krefeld

The UHPC façade 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 façade 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

Highway Bridges

Upgrading of an existing highway bridge in Austria by use of NANODUR® concrete. The ready mixed UHPC 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

Floodwater Protection at a Bridge

At the Walser-Bridge in Oberstdorf/Germany, a highly resistant protective layer was placed on the outside of the bridge beams. The design was performed by Dr. Schütz Engineers www.drschuetz-ingenieure.de. The execution of the three-dimensional elements was done by R. Bayer Concrete Plant in Blaubeuren/Germany www.betonwerkstein.de.


Weir system with UHPC

For the water system of the baroque garden in Zabeltitz (north of Dresden/Germany) the weirs were renewed. Prefab components made of Ultra High Performance Concrete were integrated in the construction. The design was carried out by the engineering company Koban + Schuckert in Dresden. The construction of the curved UHPC-parts was done by Bad Lausick Concrete Plant www.betonwerk-bbl.de .

Wehranlage mit UHPC

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.


Parabolic Shells for DESERTEC

The Technical University of Kaiserslautern and the Ruhr University in Bochum designed this shell for a parabolic trough power plant. In a second step, a demonstrator in original scale was buildt by Concrete Plant Stanecker. More infos see www.bauing.uni-kl.de/massivbau/; Download of the first PHD-Theses (German Language) at Dissertation_Mueller. Link to a video which shows the element in motion at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com.

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 Ultra High Performance Concrete elements were reinforced with steel fibers, the right UHPC-parts are free from fibers. No cracking due to temperature, frost, impact etc. had occured within the last 10 years.


Shot-Resistant, Break-In-Resistant, Explosion-Resistant Façades

Shot-resistant façades can be achieved using the recipe durcrete ‘shot’. With a slenderness of 7 cm, no piercing or spalling will happen under impact of solid-core ammunition calibre 7.62 x 51 mm (class 7 acc. EN 1063 oder EN 1522/1523). Resistance class RC6 to manual burglary attempts acc. EN 1630. Panels can be delivered from Germany or produced in a local prefab plant. More infos see www.durcrete.de/downloads/.

shooting test at concrete panel

Charging Stations for Electromobility

‘Design for eternity’ is what PION AG promises for its organically shaped charging stations made of concrete. The column consisting of three parts
are made of grey exposed concrete. Alternatively it may be equipped with titanium dioxide to reduce nitrogen oxides in the air. The company emphasizes environmentally friendly products, which can be recycled easily. They also offer smart charging boxes for wall mounting. More info at www.pion-ag.com.

Ladesäule Pion AG


The look of spatial 3D images made of concrete is enhanced by coating with oil and paint. The template for the milled plastic mold was a spatial CAD model created by durcrete.

§D-Bild aus Beton

Rehabilitation of a Floor Slab

The floor slabs at the stop ‘main station’ of the 100-year-old suspension railroad in Wuppertal is being upgraded with a steel fiber-reinforced UHPC based on Nanodur Compound.

Floor slab rehabilitation with UHPC