Concrete plane with stayconcrete team

Paper Planes made of concrete in front of the Lycée Hubert Clément

The concrete specialist stayconcrete was commissioned by the Luxembourg communal building authority to realize an unusual concrete project: two paper planes, cast in concrete, based on the design of Serge Ecker. Every plane measures 4.5 x 3.1 meters and weighs a remarkable 2.5 tons. A small but weighty challenge in terms of production technique and logistics, which now invites you to contemplate and linger in front of the Lycée Hubert Clément in Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourg).

The idea behind it: paper planes are a typical science project for pupils – and as planes made of concrete, they are meant to fly graduates symbolically into the world and into an exciting future.

Figures: View of both concrete planes in front of the Lycée (1); view into the production hall of stayconcrete (2); tricky: concrete cannot be folded like a paper plane, but must be cast. Here is the casting mold (3).

Zwei Betonflieger vor dem Lucée Hobert Clément in Luxembourg

Betonflieger in der Produktion

Gussform für die Betonflieger in der Produktionshalle von stayconrete