Holcim: and the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum launch Beton, the first exhibition on the history of concrete in Switzerland


Holcim proudly supports Concrete, the first Swiss exhibition dedicated to the history of concrete, which opens today at the Swiss Museum of Architecture S AM in Basel and until April 24, 2022. From the Pantheon in Rome – the largest concrete dome not armed with the world – at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world – concrete has shaped the world we live in for centuries. Concrete explores the history of concrete, the most widely used material in the world after water, presenting for the first time original drawings, models and photographs from the main architectural archives of Switzerland.

Jan Jenisch, CEO Holcim: “I congratulate our partners at the Swiss Museum of Architecture S AM for the creation of this first exhibition of its kind highlighting the essential role of concrete in our world. This exploration is a great inspiration to all of us at Holcim as we shape the future of concrete, making it green, circular and technology-driven. Throughout its history, concrete has contributed to the progress of our world. Today, we are reinventing it so that it is at the service of people and the planet. “

In partnership with S AM Swiss Architecture Museum to host a series of events with architects and construction experts, Holcim will participate in the conference ‘The future of concrete‘on January 27, 2022. Holcim experts will discuss how the company is establishing a new language for concrete that is green, circular, and technology-driven, as recently shared in the Striatus Project (https://www.holcim.com/striatus-bridge), presented in Venice on the occasion of this year’s Architecture Biennale.

Establish a new language for concrete

Holcim is reinventing concrete, making it green, circular and technology-driven, to build a net zero future. Last year it launched the world’s first ECOPact green concrete range, offering 30 to 100% CO reduction2 footprint. Already present in 24 markets, ECOPact makes low-carbon construction possible on a large scale worldwide.

By enabling smart design to build more with less, Holcim deploys technologies such as 3D printing using 70% less concrete without compromising on performance. Holcim is also a world leader in recycling, driving the circular economy, on track to use 100 million tonnes of recycled materials in all of its activities by 2030. For example, Holcim has launched the first green cement in the world in Switzerland with 20% recycled materials for construction and demolition. waste inside.

Partnering for More Impact, Holcim joined the First Movers Coalition (FMC) at COP 26 in Glasgow, as a founding member alongside companies from Apple to Volvo to drive green demand in their business chains. ‘supply. Putting science to work, Holcim has been a founder of the ETH Chair in Sustainable Architecture for nearly a decade, as well as a founding member of the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium.

About Holcim
Holcim builds progress for people and the planet. As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Holcim enables greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improves living standards around the world. With sustainability at the heart of its strategy, Holcim is becoming a zero net company, with its employees and communities at the heart of its success. The company stimulates the circular economy as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. Holcim is the company behind some of the world’s most trusted brands in the construction industry, including ACC, Aggregate Industries, Ambuja Cement, Disensa, Firestone Building Products, Geocycle, Holcim and Lafarge. Holcim is 70,000 people around the world passionate about progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-mixed concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

More information is available at www.holcim.com

About the S AM Swiss Museum of Architecture
The Swiss Museum of Architecture S AM – seeks to broaden our perception of architecture and town planning. International and thematic exhibitions at the S AM focus on the socio-political aspects of architectural discourse. Thus S AM aims to enrich the exchange of ideas on contemporary urban landscapes.

More information is available at www.sam-basel.org

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