Concrete mixture benefits green design near Stanford University

The architecture team from Jospeh Bellomo Architects was able to use the concrete as a design element, eliminating water seepage, efflorescence, and rebar corrosion thanks to a 70% slag concrete mix used for the 3,600 cubic yards required for the building’s façade. 

March 02, 2012 |

The concrete façade of a mixed-use development designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification in Palo Alto, Calif., was made possible by an innovative concrete mix containing Xypex Admix. The architecture team from Jospeh Bellomo Architects was able to use the concrete as a design element, eliminating water seepage, efflorescence, and rebar corrosion thanks to a 70% slag concrete mix used for the 3,600 cubic yards required for the building’s façade. Completed late last year, 102 University reaches four stories in height with subterranean parking and a roof garden. The first and second floors are commercial space with three two-story townhomes accessed through a third-floor common area. Each residential unit has a private green roof.

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