Panels Installed at 1000 Museum

Miami, FL (June 2018) – The first panels installed by Building Blocks for Zaha Hadid’s much anticipated 1000 Museum tower went up this week. Installation will continue through the summer and is scheduled for completion by the end of September 2018.


The luxury condo is the last building that Hadid herself worked on before her untimely death in 2016. Her studio, Zaha Hadid Architects, posthumously saw the design to completion. It is a stellar example of the firm’s signature fusion of art and architecture. The futuristic “scorpion tower” on Biscayne Boulevard is bound to become an icon of the Miami skyline.


One Thousand Museum

1000 Biscayne Blvd

Miami, FL 33132

Building Blocks to Provide GFRC for Hard Rock in New Orleans

New Orleans, LA (February 2018) – Building Blocks has been selected to provide Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) panels for the latest Hard Rock Hotel. The hotel is located in the French Quarter of downtown New Orleans. It is set to open in spring of 2019. The hotel is an 18-story building with 350 hotel rooms and 62 apartment units featuring prime views of the historic district in the Hard Rocks’s signature music-focused environment.


New GFRC Manufacturing Facility

We are thrilled to announce that Building Blocks has begun operations at our new glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) manufacturing facility. The 7-acre site outside of Orlando, Florida was chosen because of its proximity to our Florida markets and ease of shipping throughout the East Coast and Midwest United States. The plant employs highly trained technicians in a team-based, continuous learning environment.


Building Blocks uses GFRC for new construction in four distinct applications – cladding, curtainwall, formwork, and unitized wall systems. Our unitized system incorporates GFRC cladding, Schüco windows, and ThermaFiber insulation into a comprehensive prefabricated wall. It immediately provides a dry floor upon installation and delivers superior performance throughout the life of a building.


With the establishment of our production facility, Building Blocks is on track to introduce a proprietary mix of GFRC to the market. Preliminary tests indicate that our GFRC offers lower vapor permeability and less expansion than existing GFRC mixes. This will reduce tolerance requirements and deliver an even higher performance facade material for our project partners.


We continue to furnish terra cotta from Boston Valley Terra Cotta for both restoration and new construction projects.


Versailles Contemporary

Building Blocks has contracted with Tutor Perini to furnish and install the GFRC facade for Versailles Contemporary, a new eighteen-story condominium high-rise in Miami. The project is being developed by Alan Faena for his famed Faena District in South Beach. Versailles Contemporary is being designed by Brandon Haw Architecture with Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe as the architect of record.


Learn more about Versailles Contemporary.