Key facts

[C]SPACE Pavilion London
concrete skin - special
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Manufacturer groups:
Facade systems-Facade design
Facade systems-Facade design

Product description

Product: Special - fibreC 13mm
Architects: Alan Dempsey + Alvin Huang
Client: Architectural Association School of Architecture, London
AA DRL Design Research Lab
Organizers: Yusuke Obuchi & Patrik Schumacher

Product Information:
Experimental design with fibreC on an area of 100m²
Temporary Pavilion for DRL10 - 10 Year Anniversary of AA Design Research Laboratory.

Product family


fibreC is a high-strength, thin, flexible and mouldable material and can be used for flat, curved and all kinds of special shapes.
Owing to the unparalleled mouldability of glassfibreConcrete panels, its unrivalled slenderness and the entire production system as such, fibreC can be used for the most extraordinary applications.
The formation of closed corners and curves in one continuous piece and with uniform robustness opens up new perspectives for wall construction and interior design.
Formed parts and 2D elements are custom-made to achieve flowing transitions from interior to exterior surfaces and a smoothcovering for edges.

Technical Data:
- Maximum size 1,2 x 3,6 m
- Thickness 8, 10 and 13 mm (depending on application)
- Thickness tolerance max. ± 1mm
- Binding tensile strength min. 18 Mpa according to EN 12467
- Elasticity Module 20.000 N/mm²
- Dead Load 26 - 32 kg/m (13 mm)
- Thermal expansion coefficient 10 x 10-6K-1
- Building material class A1 (according to DIN 41029)
- Thermal Stability according to slab humidity up to 350° Celsius
- Waterproofness according to EN 12467
- Thermal and Rain testing according to EN 12467
- Frost Resistance according to EN 12467

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In architectural terms, given the time it takes to complete a large-scale project, ten years isn't that long. All the more remarkable therefore that Austrian manufacturer Rieder's innovative wonder material fibreC – fabricated from concrete and