In this project, a manufacturing technology for folded façade elements made of textile-reinforced concrete (TRC) is elaborated and implemented in a façade product as an example. To this end, complex geometries are defined for the "façade" application and a method of forming concrete in the still plastically formable state is developed. With the aid of a new type of folding tool and an innovative method of forming, a TRC façade element results that makes the technical manufacturing method for conventional concrete facades efficient.
Professorship of Plastic at the RWTH Aachen, Germany
Joachim Hannawald, Professorship of Building Materials
Sciences and Institute of Building Research
at the RWTH Aachen, Germany
Andreas Koch, Institute of Textile Technology (ITA),
RWTH Aachen, Germany