Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich, Germany by Rieder Smart Elements GmbH
April 16th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Rieder Smart Elements GmbH
The fibreC glassfibre reinforced concrete facade of the Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich is part of a marvellous design idea. The architecture of the building tells its very own story of books as cultural objects. Every floor reflects a literary genre, whereas rooms and corridors are dedicated to famous works. Rieder’s ingeniously formed facade elements represent the turning pages of books, whilst also providing protection from direct solar exposure. A specially developed process allows for manufacturing glassfibre reinforced concrete as round moulds, making individual facades, like the book pages of the Eurostars Book Hotel, possible.
The vision of actively contributing to the energy revolution by means of intelligent concrete-related solutions, which was the case for this project, represents a motivation for Rieder to continue its research and development activities in line with the guiding principles of innovation and sustainability.
The Austrian company Rieder is a specialist in the field of concrete and offers innovative solutions comprising glassfibre reinforced concrete for façades. fibreC, the ecological facade panel, enjoys flexible application opportunities and is therefore a popular material for realising creative architectural concepts. The spectrum ranges from large-scale, thin concrete facades and formed elements to relief facades and three-dimensional monolithic elements.
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