Jochen Engelshove: Shortly before we started planning, we were at the construction trade show Batibouw in Brussels, where the new Terca Eco-brick® was presented. We liked the product very well even at the trade show: On the one hand, these bricks are sustainable due to their low mass, for a narrower brick means less energy during firing, less clay, and lower resource costs. On the other hand, we also gained space thanks to the narrower size. We were convinced of the advantages and wanted to try out the Terca Eco-brick® right away. In the meantime, we've been using this sustainable product in many projects.
Anja Engelshove: The emphasis on the size was not as important for the project in Hasbergen since the construction site allowed a flexible building size. Of course, it was still an advantage in the planning and resulted in a few square meters of additional living space. The decisive aspects for selection of the façade brick were the look and the variety of colours available in this product line. The mixture of brown, natural-coloured, and somewhat earthy tones, as well as the classic red appealed to us a great deal.