United Kingdom: Artevia® in the land of plants


The Cambridge University Botanic Garden in England is not only unusual for housing plant species collected by Charles Darwin in the 1830s! It is also proud of its large 80m-long external concrete walls with almost invisible joints.


Only one solution could have obtained this result: Artevia® decorative concrete, whose white pigmentation created walls which could reflect the natural light. This response perfectly fulfilled the architects' desire to combine strength and solidity with space and light.

Construction of the walls required 2,100m³ of Artevia®, plus 3,500m³ of water resistance concrete and 4,800m³ of structural concrete. The center is now ready to welcome more than 150 researchers and scientists.

United Kingdom, The Cambridge University Botanic Garden