Rudy Ricciotti Architecture

Concrete pulls serious weight in the built environment, yet often that contribution is hidden away in building cores, floor plates, and foundations. These five projects, named by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) this week for their innovative application of the common building material, bring concrete into the spotlight with latticed veils, sculptural flare walls, and seismically attuned spans.  

To be eligible for inclusion in the competition, projects had to be recognized at the ACI chapter level and submitted to the national ACI by that chapter, or be chosen by one of the institute’s international partners. Entries were recognized by project type—low-rise, high-rise, infrastructure, decorative, and repair and restoration—and reviewed by an independent industry panel. Judging criteria included architectural and engineering merit, innovative use of material, resilience, and functionality.

Click the links below to read more about each project in ARCHITECT’s Project Gallery:

MuCEM: Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations, Marseille, France
Rudy Ricciotti Architecture
Category: Overall Excellence, Low-Rise Buildings

Category: High-Rise Buildings

Cable-Stayed Foot Bridge, Celakovice, Czech Republic
Category: Infrastructure

Category: Decorative

Mission Bridge Seismic Retrofit, Abbotsford, British Columbia 
Category: Repair and Restoration