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Heidelberger Beton GmbH supplies yellow concrete for holiday home complex in Europe

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World Cement,

A new holiday home complex was built in Europe's largest tropical adventure world, Tropical Islands. The area is traversed by yellow paths made of coloured concrete from Heidelberger Beton GmbH.

Even before the pandemic, the popularity of the artificial Tropical Islands on the edge of the Spreewald was so great that the leisure facility was expanded. In addition to sleeping in a mobile camper or in a feudal safari tent, comfortable accommodation in one of 135 holiday homes has been possible since this summer.

The 700 ha. holiday home area was embedded in the natural context of the outdoor area. The architects Naeve Schroff Schäfer Partnerschaft (ANSSP) took on the overall project management and approval planning for the holiday homes. From the access roads, smaller curved paths made of exposed concrete coloured yellow lead to the respective houses with paved terraces. The Bremer Landschaftsarchitekten Gasse Schumacher Schramm (GSS) planned the approximately 3500-metre-long sidewalks with a classic, frost-proof base layer made of gravel and a twelve cm thick layer of concrete, which was given the desired yellow colour with liquid paint. The landscape architects had already had good experiences with this coloured exposed concrete when building various other large holiday parks.

In order to concrete the winding access paths, formwork was aligned to the left and right of the planned path and concreted in sections on the frost-proof substructure. The corresponding amount of liquid colour was put into the truck mixer when the concrete was called up by Heidelberger Beton directly before departure and mixed thoroughly during the half-hour drive to the place of use so that no marbling was visible on arrival and the coloured concrete from Heidelberger Beton GmbH could be pumped to the respective location. In the holiday homes, guests were able to enjoy their stay in the summer despite strict Corona requirements.

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