Rieder presents concrete skin, facade panels made of fibreC glass fiber reinforced concrete. It is an authentic material in line with the current trend towards natural, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable materials that achieve an aesthetically appealing and modern effect. The sturdy panels, only 13 mm thin, open up great freedom for the design of individual facades. concrete skin pulls smoothly over buildings, corners, and edges like a skin and creates a unique material flow.
These rain screen façade panels exist to cover buildings like a skin made of extruded concrete – opening entirely new possibilities for modern ventilated wall designs with long-term durability. concrete skin can be fastened visibly or concealed on a metal substructure
Colors and Surfaces
concrete skin facade panels are through-colored with natural color pigments and are available in 23 different colors and three surface textures – FE ferro (sandblasted), FE ferro light (sandblasted at lower pressure) and MA matt (brushed, smooth surface), with countless creative possibilities regarding color, structure, and form. Special colors are available on request.
While the interior edges of the site join together in a flowing free-form, the exterior edges of the building are cut sharply and their alignment contrasts with the site edges specified on the master plan and with the position of the adjacent buildings.
“From the main entrance of the LLC, visitors can walk directly to the central auditorium which also functions as a large atrium flooded by natural light. A system of ramps leads from the auditorium to the library entrance and the central services on the first floor. The security and locker areas are located on the mezzanine below.”
– Internal Circulation
The aim of the functional plan is to clearly define the different areas of the building. The plan is translated into a three dimensional object which outlines the space around the central atrium, the corridors and the canyons. The main block of the building houses the Service Area, the Learning Centre and the Economics Library, with Student Services and Library Management located in the smaller block.