CAST: Innovations in Concrete

CAST: Innovations in Concrete
14 Oct – 28 Nov
Gallery Two

Concrete is used more than any other man-made material on the planet and, though thought of as a modern material, can be found in the pyramids of Giza, was perfected by the Romans and has been continuously developed through the centuries to the point where it can be used to make everything from canoes and vanilla-scented concrete.

The exhibition – which takes a Scottish perspective – explores everything from its use in defence, leisure and play to how it has been used to support the renewable energy sector and improving transport and communications in remote areas.

It also examines how the increased re-use and use of reclaimed materials in concrete is changing the perception of concrete in terms of its environmental sustainability. The exhibition also gives the visitor a chance to see how concrete is created and the impact it has on our culture, built environment and architecture.

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The Lighthouse

Architecture+Design Scotland