Andrew Michler

Concrete Re-visioned at the Elegant Hanil Visitors Center

by , 08/13/10

BCNO Architects, cement, concrete roof, concrete technologies, Hanil, Hanil Concrete, re-purposed concrete, reused concrete, Korea green concrete

The Hanil Visitors Center is positioned between a restored hillside and an industrial complex to the west. As a vivid example of how concrete can be used with a lowered environmental impact, the Center features a significant amount of reused concrete from the poring of some exterior walls to the subsequent walls and the roof. The building itself uses the thermal properties on concrete to modulate the internal temperatures. The substantial recycled concrete roof lowers internal temperatures, while the southern walls use the recycled concrete in steel cages to form a wall system.

The entrance has a series of openings facing the factory in order to frame the Center’s education mission. The Center has many samples of repurposed waste concrete products, and the company intends to continually update the displays with their latest research on environmentally-responsible technologies.

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