Concrete Innovations Day


Registration for the talks from 6pm
Exhibition from 5.15pm

Key Speakers:
Sara Klomps, Zaha Hadid Architects
Alex De Rijke, dRMM Architects

Featured Projects :
The London Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park
The Tower of Love, Blackpool

The Innovations to be presented and on display:
Self-compacting upward pumped concrete, 3D modelling of formwork, construction of the unique Dive Board Tower, low carbon blockwork with recycled materials and glass that glows in the night, and a new carbon eating aggregate.

The London Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park
speaker Sara Klomps, Zaha Hadid Architects
The architectural concept of the London Aquatic Centre is inspired by the fluid geometries of water in motion, creating spaces and a surrounding environment that reflect the riverside landscapes of the Olympic Park. An undulating roof sweeps up from the ground as a wave - enclosing the pools of the Centre with a unifying gesture of fluidity, while also describing the volume of the swimming and diving pools. The roof undulates to differentiate between the volumes of the competition pool and the diving pool with the unique leaping dolphin Dive Tower. Structurally, the roof sits on three primary concrete towers with the opening between the roof and podium used for additional spectator seating in Olympic mode, then in-filled with a glass façade in Legacy mode.

The Tower Of Love, Blackpool
speaker Alex de Rijke, dRMM Architects
Standing on a stepped concrete plinth and faced in concrete blockwork, containing recycled and phosphorescent glass that glows in the night is the engineered timber building of The Tower of Love. It is clad in gold stainless steel shingles, a celebration of Blackpool’s renowned exuberance and the bracing coastal weather. The wedding tower features large picture windows to enable visitors, and couples exchanging vows, a view of the Atlantic or of Blackpool Tower illuminations.

This event is now fully booked. Please look out for future Concrete Innovation Days