Fair-faced concrete in its – visibly – finest form.
Concrete expression of individuality
A clear trend is 'surfacing' in the language of architecture, towards concepts that are as individual as they are unique. Buildings convey interesting forms of expression to both the inside and outside. Cast-in-place concrete creates extra leeway for architecture. Doka offers fair-faced concrete solutions that are exactly matched to each situation and to the requirements of each structure. Doka works with the client's planners to develop holistic solutions that address all issues, ranging from concrete technology and formwork engineering to installation and compaction. Architects need a wide degree of freedom regarding surface design elements such as increment-grids, joints and texture; Doka responds with proven, modular systems and project-specific formwork.
The Competence Center Fair-Faced Concrete has comprehensive know-how at its disposal to support you in planning and implementing fair-faced concrete projects. Our many years of experience taught us what matters and which factors of influence must be considered early on in the crucial planning phase in order to achieve the desired concrete surface.
The Red Rock Canyon is drawing ever larger crowds, making it necessary to build a dedicated visitor centre. On this project, a jumble of red fair-faced concrete elements catches the eye. Eleven walls, all of different heights, are nested inside one another.
Poured with SCC, the 10 conical pillars of this structure came with some stringent quality specifications regarding the pressure of the fresh concrete, the geometry and the quality of the concrete surfaces. The meticulous 3D design work on the board-faced, pre-assembled Top 50 elements, complete with collision testing of the form ties, ensured fitting accuracy and made them easy to assemble on the site.
The South Tyrolean town of Kaltern is home to a most unusual structure: the sun-deck "hovers" on six idiosyncratically shaped supporting cores, with the swimming pool sunken into its centre. Stringent fair-faced concrete specifications, complex geometries and non-tied supporting cores – these were among the challenges to be addressed by the various Doka formwork systems.
Designed by architect Paul Bretz, this cube-shaped, 68 m x 68 m two and three-storey new building houses the Luxembourg motion-picture collection of the Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (CNA) and stands out for its 24,300 m² of high-quality fair-faced concrete walls.
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance are having a new office high-rise built in Singapore's McCallum Street, in the city-state's business district. The V-shaped front of the building, with its latticed substructure, gives it a striking appearance. For this building, the contractors used the new Automatic climbing formwork SKE 50 plus.
With a wall inclination of almost 72-degrees and two fin-shaped walls that intersect at a height of 16-meters, as well as the creation of an inclined column to extend a further 16 meters, Doka formwork was the key to success.
hanks to Doka systems, the engineers and builders have mastered all the challenges involved in building the technologically and geometrically challenging SO 212 bridge structure over the D1 Mengusovce- Jánovce stretch of motorway. The primary function of the bridge is to ensure a motorway link to the existing road network via the Mengusovce "Poprad" intersection.
McCarran International Airport is the main airport serving Las Vegas and Clark County, Nevada. Around 39 million passengers passed through its terminals in 2010. To create more space for tomorrow’s needs, the airport is building a new, 108 m tall air traffic control tower.
With the Xface sheet Doka has broadened its comprehensive portfolio with an extra hard-wearing formwork sheet – with 'visible' added value for users.
The new Xface sheet makes it easier to cast the low-pore concrete faces required with fair-faced concrete because of its extraordinarily tough coating and large-area sheet formats. Its fibre-reinforced synthetic resin coating delivers premium concrete surfaces that are free of staining. What is more, the sheet's great resistance to scratching and vibrator damage ensures an exceedingly smooth and uniform concrete finish.
A product & service spectrum that goes well below the surface.
With its modular formwork systems, Doka has the right solution for the entire spectrum of architectural requirements. Its offerings are so comprehensive because they can also score convincingly with arguments like these: high standard of safety, excellent cost-efficiency, and great ease of handling. At Doka, we not only think in terms of large surfaces, but also look hard at the details.
Concentrated fair-faced concrete know-how
Fair-faced concrete is in great demand: it offers architects and construction firms the leeway to realise even the most eccentric ideas and shapes. Fair-faced concrete projects are a premium segment. Achieving desired results requires not only high-quality products but also comprehensive know-how in terms of planning and implementation.