Submitted by: Alexa Lixfeld Design GmbH
Implemented country: Germany
This project explores opportunities for innovative applications of concrete accompanied by novel aesthetics appropriate to the material. For the first time, Creacrete™ enables highly polished surfaces and thin-wall structures. In addition, Creacrete™ is researching new options for concrete with the goal of generating new surfaces that are permanently polished, abrasion- and acid-resistant, food-safe and water-repellent. The use of concrete diminishes the production process by two firing procedures necessary for ceramics to save energy and reduce environmental impact and costs. The advantage of concrete as an alternative to ceramics is its ecological harmlessness, its simple and economical processing, and the freedom of design. This project highlights material properties that were unknown to date in the context of concrete.