HENN and the Technical University of Dresden have combined to radically rethink an essential architectural material, reinforced concrete. Named after the three C’s – Carbon, Concrete and Composite, the CUBE is the world’s first building to substitute steel and exclusively use non-metallic concrete reinforcement.
The CUBE was developed in collaboration between Professor Manfred Curbach and his Institute for Solid Construction at the TU Dresden, and designers, architects, material performance experts, visualizers, and model builders from HENN.
The project was a successful experiment in material science and innovative architecture.
The CUBE is a showcase project for a larger program financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which explores the potential applications of carbon concrete.
Using this material could lead to more flexible and resource-saving construction processes while reducing CO2 emissions by up to 50%.
By introducing The CUBE, HENN is making a significant contribution to physically realizing projects that use advanced future construction technologies.
This innovative project showcases the potential of carbon concrete and highlights the possibilities for more sustainable and efficient construction processes.
The use of non-metallic concrete reinforcement in The CUBE not only reduces CO2 emissions but also offers a more flexible and resource-saving approach to construction.
This project could inspire architects, designers, and engineers to explore new materials and technologies for a more sustainable future.
The impact of this project on the construction industry could lead to new business opportunities and job creation in the development and implementation of advanced construction technologies.