LANXESS presented its third Colored Concrete Works Award in Berlin to a distinguished architect who has achieved something unique in the use of colored concrete. This year’s award goes to Rudy Ricciotti for his “Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée” (MuCEM) project in Marseille in the south of France. Check out the full artical here.
Innovation in concrete design has opened a new door to possibility with new photoluminescent concrete. Photoluminescance, or “glow-in-the-dark” materials absorb light during the day which they release at night. This technology is now available as an additive for concrete, both as night-glow terrazzo chips or in the concrete mix itself. Initially this was developed for industrial safety markings but now glow-in-the-dark concrete is being used to create concrete products such as baths and water-features as well as being used to make magical paving and swimming pools. Click here to see some of the possibilities.