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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760858

Case Studies

InnovaConcrete case studies

InnovaConcrete selected several monuments around Europe to validate the different solutions proposed. In this section you can find detail information about the condition assessment, document findings, sampling process and definition of repair approach in this sites.

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Centennial Hall


Thermal Variations Component problems Colour changes Breakdowns Corrosion Low Coverage Cracks Retraction Porosity of Concrete Excessive Requests Carbonation Efflorescences Poor healing Absence of Maintenance Project or execution errors Excess humidity Cracking Seats

Max Berg designed this emblematic building, a symbol of the city of Wrocław, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Centennial Hall represents a milestone in the development of reinforced concrete technology worldwide. It is a multifunctional building located on the grounds of the city’s trade fair, where there are contributions from the most outstanding names in German architecture of the period, from Hans Poelzig to Hans Scharoun. In this environment conducive to innovation, Berg was able to create a building – drawing on historic models – that combined an innovative use of a new technology with an optimal aesthetic result, opening up a myriad of new paths for experimentation.

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Presence of Chlorides Component problems Colour changes Corrosion Numbness Cracks Porosity of Concrete Frozen Action Efflorescences Swellings Excess humidity Biocolonization Cracking Compactness

The climate in Abruzzo, Italy, is strongly influenced by the Central Apennine Mountain range. The sub-mountainous area has a continental climate, with frequent frosts in winter and high temperatures, even above 30 °C, during summer. Rainfall is strongly affected by the presence of the Apennine mountain ridges, resulting in an annual precipitation average of 1500 mm.