Concrete as Architecture: Concrete may be the most controversial and criticized construction material ever. Buildings made of concrete are often reviled as ugly and thus not worthy of consideration as cultural heritage.
Significant concrete buildings are threatened by a general lack of understanding, appreciation and recognition of their full range of cultural values. Because they are all too often undervalued, they are subject to redevelopment pressure, unsympathetic change or neglect.
Why does concrete need to be preserved?
For many, concrete is merely a composite material made of water, sand and stone aggregates. In fact, it is important for people to understand that concrete, as a construction material, has changed the way architects and engineers have designed buildings and shaped our built environment.