Institutional buildings

Public buildings need to be exemplary in terms of safety, durability, environmental and thermal performance, as well as aesthetics. These are some of the challenges faced by public bodies when they build schools, libraries, city halls, and other public amenities. Holcim is the right partner to help you achieve your goals. We work with you from the design phase to completion, providing you with the most appropriate building materials solutions using adapted cement, concrete, aggregates and building systems. Our objective: ensuring maximum energy efficiency, safety, resilience and beauty for your buildings.

Your challenges

Building public buildings such as schools, libraries, city halls, cultural centers, or outdoor spaces means to address critical issues like ensuring public security, showcasing exemplary environmental management, designing landmarks that last, and making good use of public funds.


Our offer

  • We provide buildings with superior resilience and durability. Concrete is the most fire-resistant, non-chemically treated material, ahead of other materials such as steel and wood. We can reduced flooding and slippery surfaces with our pervious concretes.
  • We enhance the environmental and thermal performance of public building. Our thermal efficient concretes improve the insulation and energy efficiency properties of your buildings. Our range of high thermal performance concrete blocks ensure compliance with local construction regulations. By combining cement, aggregates, and concrete solutions with insulating components, we create energy-efficient construction elements such as walls, floors and roofs. Our experts can help you select the best systems and materials to maximize your green building rating.
  • We work with architects to create unique innovative designs for public buildings. We encourage architectural creative freedom with products that ensure breathtaking designs, amazing curves and shapes, different colors, textures, and patterns, and decorative aggregates for exterior fittings.
Public park in Lyon, France