Concrete Replacement

On the One and Only Hotel project in Cape Town, Decolite lightweight profiles were designed to replace concrete elements intended for the external detailing. The Sun International flagship in the V and A Waterfront, Cape Town is a well-known landmark and tourist destination. The aesthetics of the elevations were enhanced by making use of Decolite to simulate the non-structural requirements of the concrete elements.

Decolite lightweight profiles used as concrete replacement

External elements replaced concrete

The external detailing required a large concrete overhang which ran the length of the elevation. Originally designed in concrete, this element would have created an incredible point load on the supporting columns and would have been time-consuming to cast. However, the lightweight Decolite elements, which are manufactured of size off-site, are easy and light to install which making the installation far less time consuming and alleviating pressure on the main contractor's programme.

Concrete replacement

Concrete Replacement with Decolite

The 3m pieces were installed with an undercoat, ready for decoration by others, in this case, WBHO.

Concrete replacement with Decolite lightweight profiles

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