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18
Sep

Concrete House shortlisted for CEMEX’s international building award

Sep 18, 2019


This ambitious project was featured in Channel 4's Grand Designs.

Concrete House, located in a small village in East Sussex, is the first ever UK project to be shortlisted for one of the Mexican cement supplier’s international award categories (Premio Obras CEMEX Internacional).

It will be judged in the Residential Housing category, which recognises the most innovative use of concrete on housing projects across the world.

The family home has been built using experimental construction techniques, its primary construction material being Resilia concrete, a fibre-reinforced concrete mix.

In addition to the building material, the method of construction has also been unorthodox, as the entire concrete structure was cast using PERI’s lightweight technopolymer formwork system called DUO.

Developer and Owner of Concrete House, Adrian Corrigall, has described the use of DUO and the concrete mix as harmonious ‘in that both reduce labour and material costs, reduce the project’s carbon footprint and are definitive steps forward in construction methodology’.

The winner will be announced in Mexico on 7th November 2019.

For more information about the Cemex Building Award, visit the Cemex website. You can also see all of this year's finalists, as well as the winners from previous years, by clicking here.