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Holcim’s ECOPact concrete used for sculpture at COP26

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In Glasgow, a new public artwork about a greener future has been produced with Holcim’s sustainable concrete, reducing the carbon footprint by more than 70%.

Politicians and policymakers are not the only ones descending on Glasgow for the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. Artists are also leaving their marks. Works of art designed to spark dialogue about the climate crisis are popping up around the city. One of the biggest statements is The Hope Sculpture, a 23 m high installation by British designer Steuart Padwick built with Holcim’s ECOPact Max green concrete.

Towering over Cuningar Loop woodland park on Glasgow’s East End, The Hope Sculpture is composed of long, elegant columns evoking the brick chimney stacks that once littered the area, atop of which sits a child figure reaching out to a greener future.

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