Renovation of residential complex
In the late 1980’s BB fiberbeton manufactured GRC facade cladding for the residential complex known as Dommerparken in Copenhagen, Denmark. Originally built in 1946-1947, the complex consists of 6 buildings and 260 apartments.
Original GRC elements are reused
In 2009-2011, Dommerparken underwent an extensive renovation in order to update the buildings to reach modern standards, specifically in regard to insulation. Instead of replacing the GRC facade, the old elements were demounted, cleaned, and reinstalled. The few elements that were damaged in the demounting were replaced with new elements again from BB fiberbeton.
The project is a great example of the durability and lifespan of GRC, and the possibility of reusing the elements even when undergoing an extensive renovation. Today, the GRC facade is still up and still looks great after 30 years.
Through design and manufacturing we help architects, entrepreneurs, and builders create unique, durable, and sustainable facades. Whether you are starting construction on a new build or embarking on a renovation project, GRC is suitable for both.
Glassfibre reinforced concrete (GRC or GFRC) is incredibly versatile and grants you an architectural design freedom with almost endless possibilities. With the formability of GRC you can achieve any geometry and with a surface designed for your specific project. GRC is a lightweight material and our cladding elements are typically only 12 mm. Thus, making it easier to work with and transport whilst also easing the load on buildings.
GRC is an excellent facade material if durability and sustainability is of great concern and importance. GRC is durable for more than 100 years without any technical maintenance and it does not dent, rot, corrode, nor burn (class A material). With a sustainable material and an environmentally friendly production without toxic materials, GRC elements from BB fiberbeton are ideal for environmental certifications, such as LEED, DGNB, and BREEAM.
GRC is made of white cement and fine aggregates and reinforced with glassfibre. Elements are produced using a special spray-technique that allows for a low water/cement-ratio, a low thickness, and a high strength.