With 2.5 billion people expected to live in cities by 2050, material choices are key to demonstrating how people and nature can thrive together in tomorrow’s urban environments.
Innovative solutions such as Hydromedia, Holcim's permeable concrete, are leading the way.
In Matadepera near Barcelona, Spain, our customers chose Hydromedia instead of conventional asphalt for their road project running along the Riera de les Arenes river. The choice reflects a more integrated relationship with nature, as the Hydromedia surface will handle rainwater more effectively than asphalt. Using Hydromedia also supports the health of the Riera de les Arenes and the surrounding natural environment, as our customers could thus avoid building additional structures purely for water collection.