LafargeHolcim’s solutions make the Olympic Village more comfortable, safer and more beautiful
First, LafargeHolcim was a major contributor to the construction of the Olympic Village, which will accommodate over 10,000 athletes from 205 countries and thousands of journalists. We delivered solutions that answered specific requirements:
- Maintaining smooth and safe circulation, whatever the weather conditions, to allow athletes and journalists to go to the and from the venues and back throughout the Games. To avoid floods and slippery surfaces during heavy rainfalls, LafargeHolcim supplied draining Hydromedia™ concrete for the Village roads and sidewalks. Its unique formula facilitates the flow of rainwater into the subsoil and provides natural irrigation for the meadows and trees around the Village lake.
- Enhancing the aesthetics of the various areas of the public park, while ensuring durability. LafargeHolcim successfully proposed the use of our Artevia® decorative concrete to the Village’s architects. This specialty concrete is a true chameleon, allowing surfaces to take on a variety of colors and textures. Moreover, it is quick to use, easy to maintain and resistant to wear.