Urban Terrazzo

Urban Terrazzo

Whenever an old building has to be demolished or its core partially removed, an enormous amount of demolition waste is produced. 
What seems like a pile of rubble, which usually ends up on our local dump sites, can actually be the beginning of a great new material story ... 

Whenever an old building has to be demolished or its core removed, an enormous amount of demolition waste is produced. What seems like a pile of rubble, which usually ends up on our local dump sites, can actually be the beginning of a great new material story ... 

Urban Terrazzo is an innovative material which transforms the remains of architectural debris into a new surface material for architecture and design. Urban waste – such as concrete, bricks and other building materials – is carefully selected and reassembled by the principles of traditional terrazzo-making, supported by contemporary technological innovation. Ultra-High-Performance Concrete gives structural stability to old remains, while grounded pigments from old bricks preserve the unique character of the former architecture.

As designers, we strive to give new life to disposed architectural remains. Just as every building inherits its own unique architectural identity, our material is especially created based on the materials available at each building project. The urban waste is analyzed by its color, structure and visual quality to become the basis for a new unique piece of Urban Terrazzo. From origin to original. We believe that every building inherits its own material story, which is worth being told.

Urban Terrazzo

COLLABORATORS

DESIGN AND CONCEPT  THEY FEED OFF BUILDINGS

RESEARCH AT G.TECZ GMBH

SUPPORTET BY G.TECZ GMBH, BERLINER SENAT FÜR UMWELT, VERKEHR UND KLIMASCHUTZ, FESTOOL, DYCKERHOFF, POMA MASCHINEN- UND ANLAGENBAU GMBH, BBK WERKSTÄTTEN

PHOTOGRAPHY HANNES WIEDEMANN AND THEY FEED OFF BUILDINGS

VIDEO SVEN GUTJAHR

MATERIALS

MATERIAL INNOVATIONS "URBAN TERRAZZO"

GRINDED BRICK PIGMENT, CONCRETE, UHPC, OLD CONCRETE AND OTHER DEMOLITION WASTE

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