Once upon a time there was natural cement …from 1796 to the present day.


This sentence alone sums up neatly the raison d’être of the Cement & Architecture website.In the past, natural cement used throughout Europe for mouldings, and ornamental and facade decoration, demonstrated aesthetic qualities and incredible durability.  Natural cement helped cement establish its reputation as a working material.Today, Prompt natural cement shows unparalleled qualities in the areas of heritage restoration and eco-construction, serving sustainable architecture.

Cement & Architecture is an area for communication and exchange, entirely dedicated to this unique material whose past is intimately entwined with the art of building, decorating and creating. Wherever you use natural cement, we will always be interested to hear about your experiences, because this site is your site too! 

The material’s history continues to be written – please help us write it! 


Vicat rewarded at the Geste d’Or 2018 competition


As with every year over the last eight years, Vicat has been actively involved in the Geste d’Or association with the aim of providing support and guidance to heritage renovation professionals, namely architects, building firms and specialised tradesmen.


Vicat Prompt natural cement at the International Cultural Heritage Fair in Paris from 25 to 28 October 2018: a new year, a new look…


For this year’s International Cultural Heritage Fair (Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel), join us at our new stand, E5, located at the entrance to the Geste d’Or space in Salle Soufflot.


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PromptUP quick-setting cement: Saint Merry’s church restored to its 19th-century glory

Saint Merry’s Church, in Paris, a short distance from the Pompidou Center, was built in the 15th century and renovated in the 19th. 


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Front insulation with hempcrete based on Prompt natural cement

On this site, the hemp concrete based on prompt natural cement is used in front insulation on exterior facade. The company conducted the masonry insulation with standard tools (mixer, blender and formwork) performance was 6m²/h thickness: 15 cm.

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