UseFaçade, cladding and sun shades
ApplicationsOffices, commercial, public and educational buildings, collective housing and shopping centers
CharacteristicsPrecast elements UHPFRC (Ultra High Performance Fibers Reinforced Concrete)
Ductal® is one of the finest concrete material able to reproduce every kind of texture and pattern to create elements such as panels, sun shades, canopies and more with unique design and aesthetical aspects. Ductal® offers nearly endless architectural possibilities.
Whether you’re working on high rises, offices, shopping centers, apartments or public buildings, you’ll find that UHPC Ductal® textured panel solutions provide the right mix of sustainability, durability, low porosity, fire resistance and aesthetic flexibility that’s just right for any design. It can be used alone or in an External Thermal Insulation (ETI) system as an effective response to the latest thermal regulations.
- Fire resistant: A1 and A2s1d0.
- Easy maintenance
- Ductal®’s self-consolidating behavior and fine-grained texture result in a surface finish that replicates mold materials with the greatest precision.
- Tailored elements with unique design and a wide range of possibilities
|Panel Dimensions:||Adapted to the project, the façade layout, element shape, and size, kind of texture. Average size: 10 to 15m²|
|Thickness:||From 16mm (for standard cladding) to 6cm or more (big and complex tailored elements) according to the façade layout, element shape, and size, kind of texture|
|Weight:||From 35 - 37 kg/m² (for standard cladding) to 80-100 kg/m² or more (big and complex tailored elements) according to the façade layout, element shape and size, kind on texture|
|Fire classification:||A1-A2s1d0 (European legislation)|
|Surface treatments:|| |
Anti-graffiti, Water-repellant, Glazing
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|Corner treatments:||Beveled Corner, Cross corner, One-piece Corner|
Impact resistance possibility (Q4 in France), Aesthetic customizable
The Constitution Wall in Rome
In Rome, Italy, on the Janiculum Hill stands the Constitution Wall by Annalaura Spalla. This symbol of liberty has inscribed in perfect detail the entire 1849 Constitution of the Roman Republic. The Ductal® panels are directly attached to the existing wall. Originally conceived in conventional reinforced concrete, Ductal® UHPC allowed the creation of thinner panels (9 cm vs 20 cm) with a slender upper section (4 cm vs 20 cm), enabling reduced panel weight and a number of connections.
Louis Vuitton “Maison” store in Miami
A beautiful façade for the Louis Vuitton "Maison" store in Miami, Florida, has a unique, seamless appearance like a white screen catching the sunlight. This artistic creation was achieved using a combination of flat and curved white Ductal® UHPC panels that are just 25 mm thick and produced in two different patterns to mimic the iconic Louis Vuitton flowers.