RWTH Aachen &Lucem GmbH

The world‘s 1st translucent concrete façade inaugurated

The Institut für Tetxtilforschung (ITA - Institute for Textile Research) at RWTH Aachen University and Lucem GmbH in collaboration have proverbially brought light into the dark season. The director of the ITA, Univ.-Prof. Thomas Gries, and the General Manager of Lucem, Andreas Roye, presented the first translucent concrete façade to the world 6th December.

What is translucent concrete?

Translucent concrete describes matt-transparent, thus light-transmitting precast concrete elements. Prefabrication is absolutely necessary for these elements owing to structural reasons. For this purpose, optical...

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