Fibre C Facade – Videos
A success story made of glassfibre-reinforced concrete: 10 years of fibreC.
The Austrian family-owned business Rieder, with 5 international production sites and more than 300 employees, has built a reputation as leading specialists for effective and attractive concrete solutions for over 55 years. When Wolfgang Rieder entered the family business in 2003, he brought many new ideas and visions with him. He introduced glassfibre-reinforced concrete which expanded the product portfolio of the Rieder Group. Today, the Rieder Group is acknowledged all over the world for its ecologically sound concrete products and innovative solutions for architectural concrete. Apart from the large-format fibreC concrete panels, Rieder also offers easy-to-handle, conveniently sized Öko Skin slats made of glassfibre-reinforced concrete and moulded 3D elements. All products are alternatively available as thermally activated fibreC Bionics components. The glassfibre-reinforced concrete products developed by Rieder during the past ten years stand for flexible, aesthetic and intelligent facades.
Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg is the largest and most spectacular stadium construction site in the world. The envelope consists of 30.000 m² fibreC Panels, designed like an African pot using typical African colours; Sandstone, Terra, Mocca Brown, Terracotta, Haima Red and Sahara. The shape refers to the Calabash – a traditional African cooking vessel.
Concrete with Character: The University of Vienna uses fibreC and fibreC 3D.
Designed by Zaha Hadid – The University of Vienna’s Library and Learning Centre is dominated by fibreC and fibreC 3D elements. The LLC rises as a polygonal block from the heart of the University Campus. The interior of the LLC is informed by the external landscape of the masterplan which maps out the different levels. The straight lines of the building’s exterior separate as they move inward, becoming curvilinear and fluid to generate a free-formed interior canyon that serves as the principal public plaza of the centre, as well as generating corridors and bridges ensuring smooth transitions between the different levels.