Few materials on the market can offer this permeability and structural stability at the same time. Hydromedia also conforms to other regulations, such as universal accessibility and fire engine access. We were also impressed that Hydromedia is produced with abundant local materials.
Lisière d’une Tierce forêt was completed in Aubervilliers, near Paris, in 2020. Has it inspired subsequent projects?
With the first project we developed a method that we are now applying in different parts of the Paris region. Currently, we are working on a "vegetal sidewalk," as well as two school courtyards.
At Holcim, we are committed to becoming a net zero company and spearheading the transition towards low-carbon construction, while also promoting a circular economy, from alternative fuels to concrete recycling. On our journey to become nature-positive, we commit to accelerate the deployment of solutions such as Hydromedia for more liveable urban environments. We are proud of being part of projects such as Lisière d’une tierce forêt, where perceived summer temperatures were -2.5 °C on average over 24 hours, and as low as -6 °C around mid-day.