Multipurpose Materials - Bioactive Concrete | Holcim
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Multipurpose Materials - Bioactive Concrete | Holcim

Multipurpose Materials - Bioactive Concrete Multipurpose Materials - Bioactive Concrete Multipurpose Materials - Bioactive Concrete
  • Use

    Construction materials
  • Applications

    Green walls, port infrastructure, marine structures
  • Characteristics

    Waterproof, noise reduction
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Holcim is a manufacturer of innovative and sustainable building solutions operating in markets around the globe. Its goals are to decarbonize buildings, address climate change, drive a circular economy, and improve living standards. Due to its focus on research and development of new solutions, Holcim offers a variety of sustainable products ranging from concrete to dry mortar for 3D printing.

Bio-Active Concrete from Holcim is a multipurpose material that follows the company’s commitment to a nature-positive future. Holcim is driving a nature-based approach in solutions to protect and regenerate ecosystems and enhance biodiversity. With bioactive concrete, Holcim is restoring artificial reefs in the oceans and building green walls in cities.

Application at Dutch Design Week

Location Netherlands
Year 2021
Types of Structures Green Walls
Architect Bouw & Infra

Two layers compose Holcim‘s patented green wall: a structural concrete layer followed by a special porous concrete layer, where seeds and plants can take root. Because the solution consists of prefabricated concrete elements, it is readily scalable for application in both housing and infrastructure.

Acting as a biofilter, they regulate building temperature and reduce the heat island effect in the surrounding area. They also promote biodiversity, reduce noise pollution by absorbing sound and help retain rainwater.

Application in the Mediterranean Sea

Location France
Year 2018
Type of Structure Artificial reef

An artificial concrete reef to rehabilitate coastal ecosystems was developed by Holcim and its partner EGIS/Seaboost. This solution mix design, patented by Holcim, combines porous and standard concrete to enable rapid colonization by marine animals and plants. This concrete reef is an effective system to restore habitats and ecosystems.

Patented solutions such as bioactive concrete support Holcim’s nature strategy and the goal of making cities and the world greener for everybody.

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