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ACI Excellence Award for Palazzo Italia - made with upcrete®


In October 2016, the American Concrete Institute ACI has presented the Excellence in Concrete Construction Award to our customer’s project “Palazzo Italia” (Italian Pavillon for Expo Milan 2015).

The award honors the visions of the most creative projects in the concrete industry, while providing a platform to recognize concrete innovation, technology, and excellence across the globe.  The façade for Italy’s Expo-Pavillon is without doubt one of the most outstanding and visionary creations in precast concrete last year.

The façade elements were produced with RATEC’s upcrete® technology, which was the only way to ensure that the delicate branches of each element could be realized. Upcrete® stands for a unique pumping process, that allows the production of concrete elements with complex geometries and all-sides smooth surfaces.

The production used an upcrete® battery system and special Polyurethan-forms for each unique element, the molds were filled from the bottom with an upcrete® UPP 100 pump station.

Official news by ACI:


ACI Video:

Project report:

Project report from CPI – Concrete Plant International journal, published in February 2016

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