Last year the architects Alvin Huang, currently director at Amanda Levete Architects in London, and Alan Dempsey realised the temporary pavilion for the Architectural Association School of Architecture who celebrated the 10th anniversary of the AA’s Design Research Lab. The 100m² pavilion was foremost made of a concrete skin which consists of ‘fibreC’ elements, a material invented by the Austrian company Rieder.
‘fibreC’ is a high-strength, thin, flexible and mouldable material and can be used for flat, curved and all kinds of special shapes. Owing to the unparalleled mouldability of glassfibreConcrete panels, its unrivalled slenderness and the entire production system as such, fibreC can be used for the most extraordinary applications.
Formed parts and 2D elements are custom-made to achieve flowing transitions from interior to exterior surfaces and a smoothcovering for edges.