Key facts

Product:
Eurostars Book Hotel Munich
Family:
fibreC - Exterior
Manufacturer:
Rieder
Architonic ID:
1196045
Country:
Austria
Launched:
2013
Groups:
Facade systems-Facade design

Product description

Product Category: fibreC Facade
Product: fibreC Facade 13 mm

Book pages made from fibreC
The glassfibre concrete facade at the Eurostars Book Hotel in Munich is part of a fabulous design idea. The architecture of the building is devoted to the most cultural object in history: the book. Each floor is dedicated to a literary genre; the corridors and guestrooms pay tribute to the great writings of world history and the façade is full of pages. The shaped facade elements from Rieder represent curved book pages that protect from direct sunlight.

In the design of cladding, there are hardly no limits for planners and architects with fibreC. The selection of ten different colours in each of three surface forms the basis. In line with current trends and developments, fibreC offers a range of additional procedures for the creation of individual building shells. With a speciallydeveloped method, it is possible, to make glassfibre reinforced concrete flow around corners, or produce formed elements. Extraordinary building envelopes such as the pages of the Eurostars Book Hotel are the result of this advanced handling wit concrete.

Architect:
Capella Garcia Arquitectura
SchmidArchitekten Alfred Julius Schmid

Product Information: 1.000m2 fibreC panels
Colour: ivory & liquide black
Surface: Ferro & Ferro light

Product family

Concept

Architecture engages with the interaction between contrasts and often creates a new reality from fantasies. To do so, new mediums with regard to contours, colours and textures of surfaces must be possible.
With fibreC elements, architects have a product at their disposal which allows these visions to be realised. fibreC facade panels exist to cover buildings like a skin made of concrete - opening entirely new possibilities for modern ventilated wall design. Concrete skin cladding gives buildings a new aesthetic appearance and reclaims concrete in the form of glassfibre-concrete for modern facade wall design.

Concrete Skin – a facade cast in one piece

With very few production limitations with fibreC cladding panels, the product provides countless new options for the implementation of a great variety of organic and creative new shapes. The compact and flexible skin adjusts to any shapes used in buildings – be it curves or straight lines, slanting or straight walls, roofs or wall surfaces – there are no limits to creativity and creative implementation. Interior and exterior surfaces fuse into one spatial unit. The simplicity of shapes and materials reveals the essence of the facade design and enhances the effect of materials in their pureness. Concrete skin can create the impression of a building that has been cast in one piece.

Concrete has never been more versatile

Concrete skin perfectly unites design ideas and materiality, convincing those who view it in both interior and exterior applications. fibreC is suitable for wall, ceiling and floor coverings. Apart from the use of fibreC for facades, the combination of fibreC with fibreStair on exterior surfaces plays an important role.