- 9,000 m² large façade
- 2,200 t cement
- Made from 80% recycled material
- Battery mould with 6 pockets of 6 x 4 m each
- UPP 100 pump station
- UCI filling connections
For the World Expo 2015 in Milan, the Nemesi & Partners architecture firm from Rome designed the Italian pavilion Palazzo Italia with a façade that is both easy on the eye and utilitarian at the same time. The exterior of the building, which looks like a petrified forest, featured a special cement that cleans the city's smog-polluted air. Large parts of the façade elements for the Italian Expo Pavilion were manufactured vertically by the Italian precast manufacturer Styl-Comp in a battery mould using the upcrete® process. In particular when it comes to the delicate “branches” in the façade, the pressure filling method for the mould was practically the only feasible way to get the job done.
The company decided to use a high-performance special mortar from Italcementi, which is photocatalytically white, cement-based, self-levelling and has particularly high flexural strength.