"Best of Best" award for our CurveTex concrete facade
Project partner in front of the award-winning CurveTex concrete facade
On 7 October 2019, the CurveTex facade was presented at the ICONIC AWARDS 2019: Innovative Architecture in the " Pinakothek der Moderne " in Munich, Germany, and received the "Best of Best" award.
In the 'Innovative Material' category, the German Design Council had chosen our world's first double-curved concrete facade with textile reinforcement. The jury justified the award with the following reasoning: "The CurveTex facade combines the well-known advantages of textile concrete with new technical possibilities of three-dimensional design. This means that there are practically no limits to the aesthetic, economical and sustainable realisation of free forms in concrete facades. A remarkable innovation that revolutionises the design of concrete facades".
The innovative CurveTex facade was realised as part of the research project "CurveTex – Development of a drapable textile reinforcement for the production of double-curved textile concrete elements" in successful cooperation with our industrial partners, Penn Textile Solutions and Stanecker Betonfertigteilwerk GmbH. It offers architects and engineers significantly greater design freedom in the development of concrete fac ades and more economical implementation for building owners.