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CEMEX in France provides building solution for renovation of historic racecourse

Date published: July 7, 2010

CEMEX in France has partnered with Eiffage TP to work on the construction of the new central plaza of the historic Claire Fontaine equine racetrack.


Photo by Deauville Clairefontaine

The racecourse was built in 1928 in the northern city of Deauville, France, and is a shrine for horse racing aficionados from both France and other countries like the UK.

As part of the renovation of the classic structure, the central plaza needed to be in harmony with the rest of the course’s building and horse tracks. In order to achieve this, a special concrete needed to be formulated. The challenge at hand was to create a concrete mix that would mirror the current construction in color, texture and overall “look”.

CEMEX came through by creating a special mix of concrete that included aggregates with a particular size and color from a quarry near the seashore. The project, which will be completed in September 2010, will require over 300 cubic meters of the special, tailor-made product.

The 40-acre facility hosts harness racing, thoroughbred flat racing, steeplechase, and hurdle races. The countryside around Deauville is the main horse breeding region in France and home to numerous stud farms.

CEMEX’s active role in projects like the Deauville’s racecourse is one of many initiatives that highlight CEMEX’s commitment and passion for its customers.

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