The 43rd annual presentation of The Concrete Society’s Awards for Excellence in Concrete took place on 10th November 2011 in London.
The Sustainability Award went to the Bulgari Hotel and Residences (formerly the Knightsbridge Palace Hotel) in London, where Freyssinet Limited undertook the design, supply and installation of a post-tensioned floor slab system.
Appointed by Byrne Bros in early 2010, the installation works were carried out by Freyssinet between August and December 2010.
The building consists of high-quality residences overlooking Hyde Park, a luxury hotel, restaurant, ballroom and a swimming pool.
The use of post-tensioned floor slabs in the structure contributed to meeting the client’s aspirations for a ‘green’ building, utilising approximately 25% less concrete and 65% less steel reinforcement compared to a traditionally reinforced structure.