South Africa: Agilia® at the service of art

09/07/2011

The Circa new art gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa, designed by architect Pierre Swanepoel, cleverly combines concrete and steel in the form of an ellipse giving the building an unique architectural character. Its 600m² surface spreads over 3 levels housing exhibitions, events, and lectures throughout the year.

 

The collaboration with Lafarge made it possible to optimize the association of the 2 materials. Agilia® self-placing concrete proved to adapt easily to the complex architectural and structural design of the building. Agilia® was used in particular to embed the walls of the building. The advantage of using this vibration-free concrete is that it avoided damaging the steel shutters of the façade.