MAKING DREAMS A CONCRETE REALITY

Believe it or not but cement, which is an ingredient of concrete, is the second most consumed commodity in the world after water!

Over the years, some of the world’s most revered architects and builders have used this humble material with stunning effect. For example, did you know Chandigarh, the model Indian city designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1947, was built largely out of concrete?

Concrete is an integral part of the most noteworthy structures in the world, be it the gigantic Hoover Dam or the dizzyingly tall Burj Khalifa. Indeed, there is a concrete solution for every building need.

Here’s our pick of some of the most remarkable concrete structures –

MAKING DREAMS A CONCRETE REALITY

Believe it or not but cement, which is an ingredient of concrete, is the second most consumed commodity in the world after water!

Over the years, some of the world’s most revered architects and builders have used this humble material with stunning effect. For example, did you know Chandigarh, the model Indian city designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1947, was built largely out of concrete?

Concrete is an integral part of the most noteworthy structures in the world, be it the gigantic Hoover Dam or the dizzyingly tall Burj Khalifa. Indeed, there is a concrete solution for every building need.

Here’s our pick of some of the most remarkable concrete structures –

MAKING DREAMS A CONCRETE REALITY

Believe it or not but cement, which is an ingredient of concrete, is the second most consumed commodity in the world after water!

Over the years, some of the world’s most revered architects and builders have used this humble material with stunning effect. For example, did you know Chandigarh, the model Indian city designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret in 1947, was built largely out of concrete?

Concrete is an integral part of the most noteworthy structures in the world, be it the gigantic Hoover Dam or the dizzyingly tall Burj Khalifa. Indeed, there is a concrete solution for every building need.

Here’s our pick of some of the most remarkable concrete structures –

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THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BRAZIL

Brazilian modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer took his inspiration from Brazil’s waves to create swooping curves and unheard of arches in reinforced concrete.

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ZARAGOZA BRIDGE PAVILION, SPAIN

The Bridge Pavilion was the gateway to the 2008 Zaragoza international expo.

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TROLLSTIGEN NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTE PROJECT, NORWAY

The spectacularly panoramic Trollstigen plateau is inaccessible during winters.