The American Concrete Institute has announced the winners of its first ever Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. The winners were honored during the Concrete Convention and Exposition in Denver.
Located in Marseille, France the MuCEM: Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations won the top honor. The “Excellence Award,” is granted to the project that demonstrates “excellence in concrete innovation and technology, and stands out above all other entries.” The awards were created to honor creative achievements in the concrete industry.
Constructed with 27,000 cubic meters of concrete, the museum was visited by 3.4 million people in its first 15 months and is the first French National museum located outside of Paris. It is located on the banks of a historic, 2600-year-old harbor in Marseille.
At the end of the historic pier where immigrants from all Mediterranean countries once landed, the structure blends with the surrounding mineral and stone landscape, presenting a veiled, cubic appearance that is linked to the city with ultra-thin footbridges.
Awards were granted in five categories: low-rise buildings, high-rise buildings, infrastructure, decorative concrete, and repair and restoration. To see a list of all the winners, click here.
View a video of all the award winners below.