Rieder concrete panels adorn Fifth Avenue skyscraper by Rafael Viñoly

Promotion: glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels by Austrian cladding model Rieder animate the facade of the 277 Fifth Avenue skyscraper in Manhattan, New York Metropolis.

Greater than 1,200 sq. metres (13,000 sq. toes) of concrete wall panels adorn the 55-storey residential tower, which was accomplished by late architect Rafael Viñoly in 2018.

Glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels by Rieder line 277 Fifth Avenue

Rieder’s 13-millimetre-thin facade product, or “concrete pores and skin”, has been utilized by Rafael Viñoly Architects to create tall, slender columns up the outside of the constructing.

Projecting outwards as they rise 205 metres, these columns additionally body giant parts of glazing exterior every residence and have change into a defining characteristic of the 277 Fifth Avenue tower.

Facade of 227 Fifth Avenue in New York
The panels are used to type columns that body glazing

“One of many essential options of the constructing is the lowered but putting facade of glass and darkish concrete pilasters,” mentioned Rieder.

“The massive glass surfaces are structured and framed by longitudinal concrete ribs. The pronounced verticality creates enticing highlights on the outer shell.”

Rieder concrete panels on skyscraper facade
The panels are low-maintenance, sturdy and straightforward to put in

The dark-coloured concrete panels used at 277 Fifth Avenue had been developed by Rieder as a low-maintenance, sturdy and easy-to-install constructing materials.

“It was the panels’ low upkeep necessities, sturdiness, comparatively low weight, ease of set up and their sustainability that satisfied the internationally famend architect Rafael Viñoly of the 13-millimetre-thin facade panels,” mentioned the corporate.

Detail of glass and concrete skyscraper facade
Rieder mentioned the panels have a decrease carbon footprint than conventional concrete facades

The concrete panels can be found in a number of completely different colors and shapes, in addition to with completely different floor finishes and textures.

Not too long ago, Rieder developed facade panels with lowered cement content material, which guarantee a decrease carbon footprint than conventional concrete facade panels, based on the corporate. That is by means of the usage of pozzolanic supplies – clays, shales and rocks of volcanic origin – that are used as an alternative choice to high-carbon cement, serving to to minimise carbon dioxide emissions of their manufacturing.

“Rieder has made it its mission to reimagine the world of concrete,” mentioned Rieder. “The fragile-looking concrete options for the constructing envelope can be found for a variety of purposes.”

“It units much more sustainable requirements and makes the sturdy, giant and versatile components an absolute recreation changer for the development of high-rise buildings worldwide,” the corporate continued.

For extra details about Rieder and its glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels, go to the corporate’s web site.

The pictures is courtesy of Rieder and Ditz Fejer.

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