2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards - Overall Excellence Winner

2016 ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards - Excellence Winner Palazzo Italia (Italian Pavilion Expo 2015) Palazzo Italia (Italian Pavilion Expo 2015). The ACI Italy Chapter nominated this project located in Milan. The Italian Pavilion was the throbbing heart of Expo 2015. The architectural design envisages the construction of a complex structure whose exterior and some interior spaces recall the shapes of branches in a thick forest. The entire outdoor surface and part of the interiors consist of i.active BIODYNAMIC cement panels, obtained using Styl-Comp technology from the new material developed at i.lab, the heart of Italcementi’s research and innovation. The “bio” component is given by the product’s photocatalytic properties, originating from the active ingredient TX Active, patented by Italcementi. In direct sunlight, the active principle contained in the material “captures” certain pollutants present in the air and converts them into inert salts, helping to purify the atmosphere from smog. Learn more about this project and the other winners at aciexcellence.org