Julie Meyer – Dôme
with Stephane Halmai-Voisard, Christian Spiess, Carolien Niebling
Dôme features a series of modular slabs designed to combine greenery with minerality in the creation of public relaxation areas. This project takes an innovative approach to the use of concrete. The round fibre-reinforced concrete slabs, cast in a textile material, offer unique finesse and a unique curved shape. Cast at my father’s fibre-reinforced concrete plant in Aigle, this project draws from my heritage. The use of textile formwork opens up new aesthetic possibilities, while reducing the material waste associated with traditional rigid formwork. What is more, it improves the quality and density of the concrete by allowing the fabric to evacuate water and bubbles, making the concrete and the slabs more durable.