Lightweight concrete to bring out the details


Car park at the Neue Messe Stuttgart

The splash guards extend five metres above the level of the car park and had to be particularly lightweight. The weight-saving solution was a Liapor lightweight concrete LC 40/44 which has a bulk density of 1,700 kg/m3. The six-metre long and 2.50-metre wide semi-prefabricated elements were installed in pairs to achieve the desired width of five metres. To make it possible to subsequently concrete over the semi-prefabricated elements in situ, Liapor lightweight concretes LC 25/28 to LC 35/38 with bulk densities between 1,600 and 1,800 kg/m3 were chosen.

Construction data

Planner: Architekturbüro Wulf und Partner
Panel manufacture: Beton Kemmler GmbH in Tübingen-Hirschau