A building material that flows and spreads effortlessly, reduces worksite hassles and saves you time every day? Discover Agilia™, our range of self-compacting concretes. Extremely fluid, they require no vibration and provide an exceptional, highly aesthetic finish for a variety of applications!
The new concrete technology used in Agilia™ products allows for placing without difficulty, providing excellent quality concrete with superior surface finishes. Agilia™ gives flexibility on worksites at all levels, for all types of applications.
AgiliaTM is now available in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.
The Circa art gallery in Johannesburg cleverly combines concrete and steel in the form of an ellipse giving the building an unique architectural character. Its 600m² surface spreads over 3 levels housing exhibitions, events, and lectures throughout the year.
The collaboration with Lafarge made it possible to optimize the association of the 2 materials. Agilia® self-placing concrete proved to adapt easily to the complex architectural and structural design of the building. Agilia® was used in particular to embed the walls of the building. The advantage of using this vibration-free concrete is that it avoided damaging the steel shutters of the façade.
Architect: Pierre Swanepoel
How can we respond to both city-dwellers housing needs and the environmental challenges of cities? Aesthetic and very affordable positive energy houses made from concrete may be one solution. This is demonstrated by the ABCD+ House, designed by French builder Cécile Robin in partnership with our LafargeHolcim teams in France.
Roanne, a medium-sized city in south-east France, hosts a home like no other: the ABCD+ House.
This positive-energy detached concrete house, the result of a close partnership with building firm Cécile Robin Construction, is inspired by the PRO-eco initiative set up by LafargeHolcim in France to make sustainable construction simpler for building professionals. Combining traditional techniques and innovative materials such as pumice-stone concrete block, the house meets the requirements of 2020 Thermal Regulation as of today.
The ABCD+ House also embodies one of our responses to the urban planning challenges of sustainable cities : it also shows that concrete is the sustainable construction material for all, due to its thermal inertia, its availability, its low cost, its architectural flexibility, its lifespan and its low maintenance cost!
Kazi Nazrul Islam, one of Bengal's most popular poets and singers, now has a museum in his honor in the Indian city of Kolkata. The design of this imposing building uses raw concrete an inspiration from the French architect Le Corbusier’s architectural style, and is constructed in Agilia®, the self-compacting, self-leveling concrete by LafargeHolcim.
It's a unique building in the urban landscape of the city of Kolkata! Officially opened in May 2014 to mark the 115th anniversary of the birth of Indian poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, the Nazrul Tirtha arts and education center is created from seven cubes of raw concrete in homage to the famous poet Kazi Narul Islam, and is home to a museum, library and lecture theatre.
So what was the biggest challenge of this architectural project? It was supplying 800m³ of concrete with consistent quality, appearance and color throughout the 8 months of on-site works. After lengthy discussions with the architect and construction company, our LafargeHolcim team suggested the use of Agilia® self-compacting, self-leveling concrete.